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Mortons is a professionally qualified independent funeral directors, arranging and conducting funerals all over the UK. We value those who work for us and maintain a contented and rewarding work environment for the benefit of all.

We pride ourselves upon our professionalism, whilst maintaining a warm and courteous approach. Everyone who works for Mortons shares the same sense of privilege and respect when working with our clients.

We insist that every individual on the team, without exception, undergoes rigorous training to ensure that they can deliver a first class service to our clients whenever they need us.

We want you to feel confident and connected with the people arranging your funeral. We know how important a person’s story is when you’re getting to know someone, so here is a little bit of information for each member of our team.

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0121 476 9111

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Sarah Case
Managing Director

Bachelor of Laws and Diploma in Funeral Directing

Sarah joined her Dad in the Company in 2005, whilst studying at university.  She found the work fulfilling and rewarding so, having completed her law degree, she joined the Company full time to become a highly skilled and qualified Funeral Director, well respected within the profession. In 2013 Sarah became Assistant Managing Director and is now joint owner of the business with Derek Case.

Sarah spends her leisure time walking her dog, relaxing with friends, travelling and music – playing and listening.

Sarah can always be contacted on 07837 010 070.

Derek Case

Diploma in Funeral Directing, Qualified Member of The British Institute of Embalmers.

Derek joined the Company in 1982 and by 2005 had been appointed Managing Director. On the retirement of Miles Morton in 2015, Derek took on the ownership of the business with his daughter Sarah. Derek regularly appears in the media where an opinion on bereavement matters is sought. Having now served families for almost 47 years Derek is embarking upon semi-retirement to focus upon his eclectic variety of pastimes and hobbies whilst continuing to serve on an ad hoc basis as a consultant ensuring that his wealth of knowledge and experience can still called upon whenever necessary.

Derek enjoys hill walking, travel, theatre, good food and wine and, rather surprisingly, motorcycling.

Lisa Timmins

Diploma in Funeral Directing

Lisa joined Mortons in 1997 and is highly respected in the firm for her ‘can do’ attitude and ready smile.

Lisa is the mother of two young boys and an auntie to triplets!  Despite all the calls on her time she regularly participates in sponsored activities for charity.

Adrian Cant
Manager & Funeral Director

Diploma in Funeral Directing, Qualified Member of The British Institute of Embalmers

Adrian joined Mortons on work experience when he was just 16 years old, and was offered a full-time role with the Company the following year. He began his working life as a Funeral Operative, went on to complete his driving qualifications and rose through the ranks over the years. On the way he became a qualified embalmer and member of the British Institute of Embalmers. He also worked as a Funeral Arranger before progressing to Funeral Director and into his current role as Funeral Services Manager.

Outside of work, Adrian is a devoted father of three who enjoys golf, motorbikes and cars.

Mike Bennett
Funeral Director

Certificate in Funeral Directing

Mike joined Mortons in 2006 as a General Funeral Service Operative but quickly became Deputy Foreman and then Foreman. Mike is now a qualified Funeral Arranger and Funeral Director with a high degree of knowledge and experience covering all aspects of the role.

A naturally sociable person, Mike is also a strong family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. He is also an enthusiastic sports fan, particularly favouring Football and Rugby.

Steve Hewitt
Funeral Director

When he’s not working, Steve enjoys walking and camping with his wife and dog. He’s a talented bass guitarist who has played in bands and at local churches.

After completing a degree in Civil Engineering, he worked in IT Service Management before returning to Mortons following a short time working abroad. With his attention to detail and empathetic approach, Steve brings comfort and support to grieving families, helping them though their most difficult times.

Neil Fretwell
Funeral Director

Neil joined Mortons in March 2022 as a General Funeral Service Operative. His desire to explore all areas of the Company and serve families well through his role ignited his ambition to train to become a Funeral Director which he completed in 2023. Keen to continue with progressing his role, Neil is currently studying to become a qualified member of the British Institute of Embalmers and Funeral Arranger.

Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time away with his wife, 2 children and dog in their converted VW campervan. Neil has a real passion for vehicles and particularly enjoys the range of alternative hearses we have available to personalise a loved one’s funeral service.

James Taylor
Prepayment Funeral Plan

James began his training when he joined Mortons in June 2017.

James’ role as Prepayment Funeral Plan Coordinator means he focuses on the options that are right for each individual client and assists with recording their wishes accurately.

Extensive knowledge of the prepayment planning market means that James can help to ensure that the Company and the plans we offer genuinely meet the needs of our clients.

Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.

Wish to thank all staff at Mortons for being helpful, caring, understanding at my fathers funeral. Used the same director at mums funeral 10 yrs ago so recommend. Made the day a bit easier on a sad day.

Anne Moghraby Rating: 5
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