We are delighted to announce that our Funeral Director, Rhonda Astill, has won the coveted Employee of the Year 2017 at the prestigious Niche Magazine Awards.
Having suffered a close bereavement in her early teens, Rhonda decided to pursue a career in funeral directing which is without a doubt, her absolute vocation. She joined G. Seller & Co. Ltd in 1984 on a Youth Training Scheme and trained as an embalmer, being mentored by our Chairman, David C. Barsby.
Her career spans 32 years and she has worked nationwide within the funeral profession. She has been a member of a specialist Worldwide Disaster Team, assisting in the repatriation of air-crash victims, is a qualified embalmer and holds the Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.
As Joseph Barsby, Director of G. Seller & Co explains, this is a well deserved award win as “Rhonda very rarely has her full allotment of holiday she is entitled too, she goes to countless community events in her own time, and she is always at the other end of the phone for any member of the team, both personally and professionally. She leads from the front, is one of the first in the office in a morning and one of the last to leave in the evening.”
“She exemplifies the very essence of this award and would be a truly worthy recipient of the Employee of the Year Award 2017 in recognition not just of what she has done for our business in terms of an employee, but for her continuous endeavours in going above and beyond the role expected of her to deliver a truly outstanding service to the families that she cares for at all times.”
“We are thrilled that her dedication to her role has been rewarded in this way. Congratulations Rhonda!”