Pat joined the business in the late 70’s to support her husband, John. Pat had a previous career in the civil service and local government and joined H. Porter & Sons to run the financial side of the business and to provide the catering service in The Lounge.
Lucy joined the business from a transportation project management background in 2004 to support her father, John. Lucy is passionate about impeccable service, client and staff well-being, and the environment. Lucy has three young daughters who may join the business themselves one day – for now, they are happy helping with the filing and eating the staff biscuits.
Beverley joined the business in 2001 from an estate agency and banking background. Beverley manages the day-to-day running of the office and ensures that the high standards of customer service provided are maintained at all times. Beverley is like one of the family and her support to the business, which she is passionate about, is invaluable.
Lara joined the business as a funeral director in 2015 and has now worked in the funeral industry for 12 years. Lara has her Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and also her Diploma in Funeral Directing. She is dedicated in her role and feels privileged to support families. Lara has a kind and friendly approach and ‘going the extra mile’ is something that Lara does without being asked.
Ian joined H Porter & Sons in 2019, with a wealth of knowledge and 12 years funeral industry experience. He enjoys being part of a team and is always willing to help and take on any tasks that may be required. He works hard for each and every family ensuring they have the most fitting funeral for their loved one. Ian is currently studying towards his Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.
Hannah Minton, Sam Berridge and Emma Higgins are our approachable and friendly office staff who between them ensure that all the administration, accounts, printing and reception duties are carried out professionally and efficiently. Sam holds the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.
Funeral Operatives Team
Martin Smith (also our embalming technician), Martyn Geddes, Geoff Walton, Charlie Lewis and Alec McLellan are our trustworthy, smart and adaptable team of funeral operatives. They all have their own specific areas, be it cars, coffin preparation, or health and safety, and they are all involved in driving, bearing and assisting on funerals. Rebecca Short is our mortuary trainee.