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Meet our team

Strong leadership for today and tomorrow

A team of exceptionally talented people has been recruited to help us maintain both our growth and our excellent standards of service. As experts in their fields, they manage day-to-day operations and support the shareholders in shaping our future.

David Collingwood

David Collingwood

Managing Director of At-Need

Paul Thilo

Paul Thilo

Managing Director of Pre-Need

Sally Wassall

Sally Wassall

Managing Director of People and Professional Standards

Mark Gawthorne

Mark Gawthorne

Finance Director

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds

Managing Director of Technology and Business Services

Our teams

The Pure Cremation Group recognises that great service starts with great people who feel valued and happy. The importance of our work and the level of demand means we are always on the lookout for talented and caring people to become longstanding members of our growing family.

Siobhan Dunstan

Siobhan Dunstan

Group Financial Controller

Laura Parsons

Laura Parsons

Human Resources Manager

Toni Gaff

Toni Gaff

Head of Training

Sue Canavan

Sue Canavan

Quality Assurance Manager

Abech Deme

Abech Deme

Group Data Protection Manager

Paul Underwood

Paul Underwood

Head of Compliance

Kasmin Malcher

Kasmin Malcher

CRM Manager

Gemma Buchanan

Gemma Buchanan

Planning Ahead Manager

Tamilia Trussler

Tamilia Trussler

Outbound Sales Manager

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

Senior At Need Manager

Zoe McMillan

Zoe McMillan

Crematorium Manager

Ian Kirk

Ian Kirk

Northern Ireland / Scotland Manager

David Lake

David Lake

Operations Team Manager 1

Sharon Howell

Sharon Howell

Operations Team Manager 2

A team you can trust

Working closely together, the shareholders have grown the company from a very small team to a 200-strong enterprise. Pure Cremation is proud to be one of the UK’s leading independent providers of direct cremations and Pure Cremation Funeral Planning was the best selling provider of Funeral Plans in the UK in 2021.

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Every person shares the founders’ passion and values. Putting excellent customer care at the heart of all we do continues to be the secret of our success.

 

Pure Cremation is proudly independent, wholly owned by:

Bryan Powell

Bryan Powell

(Founder and Shareholder)

Catherine Powell

Catherine Powell

(Founder and Shareholder)

Richard Thomerson

Richard Thomerson

(Shareholder)

Rob Murphy

Rob Murphy

(Shareholder)

Career

Looking for a great career?

If you are looking for a rewarding career with a company that makes a real difference to people’s lives then check out our vacancies.

 

The Pure Cremation Group recognises that great service starts with great people who feel valued and happy. The importance of our work and the level of demand means we are always on the lookout for talented and caring people to become longstanding members of our growing family.