AN INDEPENDENT funeral director has opened his first business premises in Central Square, Maghull – taking up units that have been empty for three years.
Andrew Roughley Independent Funeral Directors Ltd agreed a 10-year lease for units 13 and 14 with LCP, which manages the parade on behalf of Grainrent Ltd, one of the LCP Group of companies.
Simon Eatough, senior asset manager at LCP, said: “The Square is a superb parade for the local community that has a good mix of local, independent businesses and well-known national high street brands, and it’s great news to welcome another local business that can see the benefits of being located there.”
Mr Roughley, who spent 16 years working as a funeral director for both large corporate funeral businesses and independent companies, has undertaken an extensive refurbishment in the units.
He said he was keen to stay in Maghull, where he has worked for the past eight years. He said: “It’s a friendly place and I wanted to open an independent funeral directors where I could provide a personal service to our clients.
“As a family-run business we’ll be making sure that families have the excellent service they deserve at a very sensitive time in their lives.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and when the opportunity arose, I knew I had to take it.”
Andrew has opened the business with his wife, Alexandra, and has created three job.