North East Funeral Business Secures New Funding from Barclays
Posted on the 19 September 2018
Darlington based funeral business Whitehouse Funeral Services has expanded with the purchase of an adjacent building with funding from Barclays.
Established in 2006, Whitehouse Funeral Services is an independently family run and managed funeral business with branches in Darlington and Newton Aycliffe offering services throughout the North East. The funeral directors have a combined experience of over 40 years in arranging funerals and the purchase of the new premises at West Auckland Road, Darlington will enable them to house their fleet of funeral cars, saving the business time and increasing capacity locally.
John Whitehouse, Managing Director of Whitehouse Funeral Services said: “We’ve been storing our fleet of cars at a location over five miles away from the business so it’s brilliant that we can secure the cars onsite and operate more seamlessly for our customers. We had to move quickly when the premises went up for sale and Barclays gave me the go ahead for the funding within two days, so we’re really grateful to them for pulling out all the stops to make sure we could secure the deal.”
Whitehouse Funeral Services are well known throughout County Durham and they employ 15 people locally.
Michael Oliver, Barclays Business Manager put together the funding package for the deal and said: “It’s been an exciting time working with John and the team, supporting their expansion plans with the additional site which will take the business to the next level. We had to work quickly to secure the deal and we’re delighted that this well-known family business is thriving for the future and providing compassionate care for bereaved families across the North East.”