IOD Director of the Year Awards

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Helen Wathall profile


Managing Director
G.Wathall & Sons Ltd

Helen is the fifth generation of the Wathall family to run G Wathall & Son funeral directors in Derby. In what is a highly traditional sector she has brought in new working practices to modernise the business while keeping it a firm part of the community.

As part of its CSR programme it supports bereaved families across Derby and helps to tackle the isolation caused by bereavement. Helen has also focused the company on supporting people with better later life planning, and its work with members of the community with dementia has been lauded by civic leaders and healthcare professionals alike.

The Longest Established Funeral Directors in Derby

Established back in 1858, G.Wathall & Sons is the longest established funeral directors in Derby.  Over the years they have always prided themselves in offering a very high standard of service. Today there are over 30 members of staff providing the traditional, dignified, quality of service, which the people of Derby and the surrounding areas have come to expect – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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