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50-year anniversary for funeral director

Posted onPosted on 21st Dec

The chairman and fourth generation of funeral directors A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service is marking 50 years as a qualified funeral director and embalmer.

Nigel Lymn Rose (above) has spearheaded A.W. Lymn, a 116-year-old family business, for more than half a century and is celebrating a half-a-century milestone of qualification in the industry.

Nigel received his Diploma in Funeral Directing in December 1973 through the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD). The previous year he also secured his British Institute of Embalmers qualification.

In recent years, Nigel served as the national president of the NAFD between 2005 and 2006, became an honorary member and also received its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nigel’s son and managing director, Matthew Lymn Rose, followed in his father’s footsteps, having always wanted to join the family business.

Matthew also obtained his Diploma in Funeral Directing and British Institute of Embalmers qualification, alongside studying for his A-Levels and degree.

“While the funeral industry continues to develop and will undoubtedly look dramatically different in 50 years to what it does now, A.W. Lymn’s core values and principles will always remain the same,” he said.

“I hope that I can help to continue the legacy that Nigel has helped to build, while also helping A.W. Lymn adapt to future industry demands.”

A.W. Lymn a fifth-generation family business, operates 27 funeral homes throughout Nottinghamshire and south Derbyshire.