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Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors.
Tel No: 01785 253683

J. Haynes Funeral Directors.
Tel No: 01785 850572

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Tel No: 01785 822261

Email: info@robertnicholls.co.uk

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Robert and Alison Nicholls established Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors in Stafford in 1992 as Robert resigned his management Funeral Directing position with a company in Stafford. Robert entered the Funeral profession in 1985 as a driver for a local company. By 1989 he took over as branch manager for Stafford.

One of Roberts ambitions was to revive his wife Alison’s (nee Chatfield) family business that was established in Stafford as William Chatfields around 1933, but unfortunately ceased trading due to retirement in 1973. In 1990 Robert gained his diploma in Funeral Directing, Funeral Management and Administration and became a qualified member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.

With the backing of these qualifications Robert and Alison decided it was time to go it alone. Discussions between Bryan Marshall and negotiations gave an opportunity for Robert to take over the day to day running and management of the long established business of J Haynes, located some ten miles away in the ancient market town of Eccleshall. This gave Robert the confidence he needed in order to tender his resignation and leave his management position in the company in Stafford.

Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors traded in their first instance from an office built in the previous year at Robert Nicholls private residence in Stafford, with Chapel of Rest and other necessary facilities being leased from within St Chad’s Hospital in Stafford. In 1993 negotiations for the purchase of Bank House, Rising Brook began and when completed Bank House was converted to a Funeral home and in March 1993 the first funerals were conducted from these premises.

In 1994 Robert’s mother Margaret Nicholls, an experienced and qualified Funeral Director decided to join her son in the family business. The business continued to grow and in 1998 it became necessary to extend the premises to include workshops, garage, preparation area and large refrigerated room and a third Chapel of Rest.

Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors continues to grow serving Stafford and the surrounding areas offering complete and professional Funeral services, throughout the UK, to all its clients from their Stafford base at Rising Brook.

Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors.
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