A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, the Midlands’ award-winning independent funeral directors, has expanded its extensive reach of care for the bereaved across the region with its latest purchase in the centre of Worksop.
The new ground floor funeral home, with residential flats above, will be the 28th funeral home owned by the Nottingham-headquartered family funeral business.
Established in Sneinton in 1907, A.W. Lymn has helped the bereaved in the region for nearing 120 years, with quality of service and value for money at the heart of its ethos. The expansion into Worksop comes as the business further invests in its offering to those in the north of the county.
Located on Newcastle Avenue, the 4,000-square-foot property has been previously used as a day care centre. To meet the high standards the funeral business provides, A.W. Lymn will require planning permission to undergo a complete refurbishment.
Alongside the funeral home, once planning permission is granted, A.W. Lymn will create newly refurbished residential accommodation which will be a welcome addition to the area.
Pete Clarson, Commercial Director at A.W. Lymn, said: “This is a significant purchase for A.W. Lymn, a major milestone in expanding our services wider into the furthest reaches of Nottinghamshire and adding another funeral home served by excellent, dedicated and experienced funeral directors to our ever-growing network across the county.
“2023 has been an important year for our business as we celebrated several key milestones for both staff and our brand, such as the 20 year anniversary of our purchase of the Ilkeston Co-op Funeral Service. Purchasing our 28th funeral home is a testament to our long-established commitment of care to the communities we serve and those we hope to serve in the future.”
Set to open in 2025, the new funeral home will be overseen by Funeral Director Jonathan Baker, who has been part of the A.W. Lymn team for 22 years, currently Senior Funeral Director for the Mansfield area.
Jonathan said: “It will be an honour to oversee the new funeral home in Worksop. We pride ourselves on our high level of service at A.W. Lymn and we’re looking forward to offering our support to those in the local area.
“Having worked at A.W. Lymn for 22 years now, it’s incredible to see the growth of the fifth-generation family business over this period, expanding both in size and in the diverse range of services that we offer to meet everyone’s needs. Working as part a close-knit team to help the bereaved during a time of need is a real privilege and I look forward to bringing our exceptional service and customer care into the community of Worksop.”