As part of the ongoing development of G. Seller & Co. Ltd these are exciting times. As a family business that has been serving the Hinckley community for over 100 years, G. Seller are currently expanding and enhancing their premises in Hinckley. As Joseph Barsby, third generation Managing Director explains, “We are investing in the very fabric of the business to ensure that we continue to improve our service to the families that we have we have the privilege to care for. As part of the developments of the business we are increasing the number of Chapels of Rest and assigning names that have a real resonance with our family, the extended family who work with us and share the passion for what we do, and the community at large.”
In total, there will be five Chapels of Rest and each will have a story behind it, a special story that adds a little something special, in keeping with the way that the business is run each and every day.
The Rose Chapel has been named after the late wife of the Chairman, David Barsby, reflecting the involvement of the Barsby family in the business for three generations, and a fitting legacy to someone who played a key role in the firm.
The team are at the core of what this family firm is all about and it is therefore, unsurprising, that the selection of the names of three of the Chapels of Rest have been passed to the longest serving employees at G. Seller.
Rhonda Astill has named The May Chapel after her late Aunt Dotty’s middle name and also the month that Rhonda was born. It was the passing of her Aunt in 1979 that led Rhonda to pursue her vocation to become a Funeral Director. Rhonda is one to the longest serving employees within the business, adding, “It is a lovely gesture that has been afforded to me to select the name of this Chapel, reflecting the way that I entered the profession and I am honoured to name it after my Aunt.”
Joe Ferridge has dedicated the second Chapel to a partner who sadly passed away, naming it The Branch Chapel, and Kevin Draper has named The Forget-Me-Not-Chapel, adding, “Memories are important to us all and the name simply reflects the desire for us all to be remembered and it resonates with me as an appropriate name for the Chapel too.”
G. Seller have long been involved with the local community and are passionate about their involvement in local activities, something that culminated in them winning the recent Leicester Mercury Contribution To The Community Award, so it will come as no surprise that the final Chapel is to be named by someone in the community.
As Joseph explains, “We are asking the local community to name the final chapel and are encouraging people to send in their suggestions, and the reason behind it, and we will select a winning name in due course.”
Anyone wishing to submit a name should do so in writing to Joseph Barsby either by post or email. 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1RH or firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st December 2017.
As Joseph concludes, “The ongoing refurbishments and new developments within the business will further enhance the service that we are able to offer to the community and ensure that the business is well placed to continue for generations to come.”