Our company is locally owned and all of our staff are local to Fort William having been born and brought up within the surrounding communities. We believe this is essential when dealing with the bereaved and their families as a friendly familiar face can help ease the difficult time of losing a loved one.
Jamie S. Manson Cert. FP, M.I.F.D.C – Principal Funeral Director
Jamie started with the company over 9 years ago and has since become Lochaber’s only qualified and accredited funeral director. The qualifications were gained through the Independent Funeral Directors College in Glasgow over a period of 4 years. Over his time with Mike and through various training courses, Jamie has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge surrounding all aspects of the funeral industry, whilst earning himself a well trusted and respected reputation for his services to Fort William and Lochaber. Jamie bought the company alongside Beth in 2017 after the retirement of Mike McFall.
Beth MacBeath – Director
Beth worked for Mike for 10 years running his busy office, attending call outs and all practical duties in the funeral home. Before this Beth worked in the banking industry for 7 years and previous to that nursing auxiliary and care assistant in various hospitals and care homes from Aberdeen to Lochaber since leaving school. Since starting with Mike, Beth has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the funeral industry. Beth now co owns the company with Jamie.
Kevin Kerr – Funeral Director
Kevin came to work with us over 3 years ago. His main role is assisting Jamie in all duties practical before, during and after funeral services. He also arranges and conducts funeral services. Kevin worked full time within the health care sector, primarily working as a care-at-home worker for the NHS and part time at a local nursing home.
Charlie Smith – Funeral Service Operative
Charlie started working with us at the beginning of 2018 after 42 years working at a local quarry. Charlie joined the team as a Funeral Service Operative. His main role is assisting Jamie and Kevin in all duties practical before, during and after funeral services.
All of our staff work on our ‘on-call’ rota system to cover our 24 hour, 365 days a year service. We also have 4 more members of staff who work causal hours as and when required.