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Dorset Funeral group adds new staff 

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors has welcomed new staff while other have taken on new positions within the business.

The group has seven branches across east Dorset & the Isle of Purbeck and runs the multi-award-winning Dorset Funeral Plan. 

The team at its Lesley Shand branches in Corfe Mullen and Blandford has been bolstered by the arrivals of Tim Randle, Peter Short and Melissa Harper. 

Tim is a funeral director and also a trained celebrant who leads services. 

Peter has moved from within the group to become a funeral director and Melissa has returned to the business after time out to have a family. 

Also recently recruited is Josh Caldicott who is working at the AE Jolliffe & Son branch in Ferndown. 

We have recruited some excellent staff and others within the group continue to develop their careers. 

“Peter, for example, has previously worked in customer service and has been fully trained while working for us as a funeral director. 

“Melissa has returned after having a family and understands how the public-facing side of the company is so important, and we are pleased to have her as office manager. 

“In Tim, we also have a celebrant, and we are seeing more families asking for this service, so we can now provide this from one of our own staff, making funerals easier and more cost-effective. 

“Josh has eight years’ experience in the industry and we will train him further and plan to put him through his qualifications.

Nick Douch
Managing Director


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