55 Chipstead Valley Road
Tel: 020 8660 2620
Fax: 020 8406 1395
Branch Manager: Miss Niki Handover Dip. FD LMBIFD MBIE MRI
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About our Coulsdon Branch
We took over our Coulsdon premises from David Ebbutt in the late 1950s and, within a few weeks, a lorry coming down Woodcote Grove Road failed to stop at the junction and crashed into the shop front, causing extensive damage. However, this was quickly repaired and our branch reopened. The premises were extended in 1964 by the addition of new chapels of rest and have had two major refurbishments since then, one of which involved knocking down a large part of the exterior walls to eradicate dry rot. The branch has full facilities, including air conditioning.
It is run by Niki Handover, who has not only gained her Diploma in Funeral Directing & Funeral Service Management, which is the highest qualification awarded by the National Association of Funeral Directors, but is also a qualified embalmer and embalming instructor. She is also a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors & the British Institute of Embalmers. Niki joined the company in 1997, after having had a successful ten year career as an embalming tutor at a large chain of funeral directors. Niki also trained in the Territorial Army 94 Signal Squadron in Windsor and took part in the ceremony celebrating the centenary of the Territorial Army. She is highly skilled in all denominations and faiths with an in depth knowledge of Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxy, Hindu, Humanist, Muslim as well as Military and Police funerals. Her most recent advancement to her career is as a registered Carer with particular reference to the handling and safety of the elderly, frail and the vulnerable. She also has a deep compassion for animals.
Parking is available in the Lion Green Road car park, which is just over the road from our premises.
Coulsdon Branch is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Saturdays. Outside of these hours, please ring our Head Office on 020 8642 8211.
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Some comments from our clients:
“I am writing to commend your Coulsdon branch manager, Niki Handover, and her team for the excellent support and service for the large funeral arrangements of RG. Niki went above and beyond her role and eased what was a very difficult time for us. We were supported and reassured throughout the process and, without her professional but caring approach, what was already a hard time would have been a lot harder. Niki is a true asset to your company with her excellent, flexible and personable approach to each request we made. We are truly grateful and would appreciate it if you would pass on our heartfelt thanks.”
“Many thanks from our all our family for your arrangements and help with the funeral. It was not easy making such sensitive arrangements at a distance, but your support and prompt email responses made it possible. We were very pleased that the funeral was just as we had wanted. Please do pass on particular thanks to the staff who were with us on the day; especially Freddie who was professional, pleasant and kind. Their careful attention to the organisational details were really appreciated.”
“Just a line to thank you and your team for, yet again, performing a first class service for dad’s funeral arrangements. Everything yesterday went to plan and your director on the day (Paul Pemble) was extremely helpful to our needs and consideration.”