Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertaker Services in Essex, Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Braintree, Basildon, Ingatestone, Ongar, Witham, Rayleigh

Our Family Business Since 1891

About Bennetts Funeral Home of Essex

Brentwood 01277 210104
Billericay 01277 627492

Meet the team at Bennetts Funerals

Jane Bennett

Managing Director
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Jane Bennett

Managing Director

The Bennett family has very strong links with Brentwood going back over three centuries.  Jane Bennett started working in her family’s business in 1988 having previously spent a few years in the Civil Service and almost 10 years in the City within the financial sector.

Jane was a founding Director of the Brentwood Town Centre Partnership in 2004, and led a community project to enhance the gardens of St Georges Church, Ongar Road.  The drought garden won the coveted Beth Chatto Award for Best Drought Garden at that year’s Anglia in Bloom Awards.  Jane also served as a Member of the Brentwood Town Centre Renaissance Group and continues to serve on the Brentwood in Bloom Committee.  Jane has been involved with much fund raising over the years and regularly takes part in challenges to help raise funds for local, national and international charities.

Her hobbies include looking after her animals, gardening, horse riding, eating out, travel and going to the gym.  She has two sons.

 

Lucienne Hunt

Funeral Administrator
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Lucienne Hunt

Funeral Administrator

Lucienne has been working for us since 2003 in our Billericay office. Lucienne is a member of the Billericay Mayflower Rotary Club, a charity organisation for professional business people. The Rotary Clubs raise money for local and international charities, and support their local communities. Lucienne helps support the local conservative party by participating in fundraising activities. Lucienne regularly attends church at The Most Holy Redeemer and St Joseph the Worker in Hutton. When Lucienne has some time to herself she likes to walk with her dog, Cleo, Alfie and Bo and also enjoys cooking and going to the opera and ballet.

We open our Billericay office in December to participate in the local community Christmas Family Fayre, then Lucienne organises the serving of mince pies, sherry, drinks, and refreshments, we also become involved with face painting the local children when ably helped by a professional face painter. Through our Billericay office we have been involved in window display competitions with local schools.

Contact Lucienne:
lucienne@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

Janet Botwright

Financial/Funeral Administrator
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Janet Botwright

Financial/Funeral Administrator

Janet Botwright has worked at Bennetts since 2007, although initially on a part time basis.  Janet is responsible for the majority of the day to day accounting work and also assists with funeral arrangements.  Janet has completed her NAFD Diploma.  Another area of her expertise is assisting with the Bereavement Group monthly meetings and various activities associated with that.

Contact Janet:
accounts@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

Tina Pettengale

Funeral Director & Office Manager
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Tina Pettengale

Funeral Director & Office Manager

Tina started at Bennetts Funeral Services in January 2015.  She is responsible for our memorial masonry department but also arranges and conducts funeral services. Tina has four sons ranging between the ages of 16 and 4 years.  Her hobbies include escaping to her holiday home where she enjoys relaxing, socialising and jet skiing.

Contact Tina:
tina@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

Matt Hardman

Funeral Director
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Matt Hardman

Funeral Director

Matt joined in 2015 coming from a commercial vehicle background and is now in charge of our fleet of vehicles.  He is part  of the 24 hour call out team, a bearer and driver and now arranges funerals also.  Matt lives locally and is married with two daughters.  His hobbies include eating out, cinema and days out with the family, he also loves anything with wheels.

 

Contact Matt:
matt@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

Ian Best

Funeral Director
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Ian Best

Funeral Director

Ian joined Bennetts in December 2017, coming from a funeral services background.  He is a trained cremator operator.  Ian is part of our 24 hour call out team, a bearer driver, conductor and now arranges funerals also.  Ian lives locally and is engaged with one daughter.  His hobbies include socialising with friends and sea fishing.

Contact Ian:
ian@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

 

Jonathan Lee

Funeral Director's Assistant
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Jonathan Lee

Funeral Director's Assistant

A local lad, Jon has been with us since 2005.  Coming from the care industry he already had an insight into the preliminary stages of caring for the deceased.  He is part of our 24 hour call out team, a bearer on funerals and also drives the limousines.  Jon lives locally and is an active member in his local church St Thomas of Canterbury where he is a bell ringer.  He also helps to keep our award winning gardens and hanging baskets in good shape!!

Mark Ebsworth

Funeral Director's Assistant
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Mark Ebsworth

Funeral Director's Assistant

Mark started work for Bennetts in 2015, firstly on a casual basis and more recently becoming full time following in the footsteps of his father Gary, who worked for the company over a fifteen year period. Mark is part of the 24 hour call out team, a bearer on funerals and drives the limousines. His hobbies include art, swimming, the gym, watching live sports and attending music festivals.

Contact Mark:
mark@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

David Haley

Funeral Director's Assistant
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David Haley

Funeral Director's Assistant

Dave joined us in 2016.  He is a family man and treasures quality time with his wife and daughters, Molly and Emily. Dave enjoys socialising and eating out and is partial to a hot curry!  He loves holidays in the sunshine, his favourite destination is the Far East. In the summer he enjoys BBQs and a beer, in the winter he loves to sit in front of an open fire with a glass of red wine listening to music. He loves watching football and is a loyal season ticket holder. Dave is an overall people person who is always happy to lend a helping hand.

Mick Burrow

Funeral Director's Assistant
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Mick Burrow

Funeral Director's Assistant

Mick joined Bennetts in May 2017.  He is part of our 24 hour call out team, a bearer on funerals and also drives our limousines.  Mick is a local lad, married with four children, and has lived in the area since 1979.  He enjoys classic vehicles and owns a 1949 Chevy truck.

Jake Burrow

Funeral Director's Assistant
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Jake Burrow

Funeral Director's Assistant

Jake has worked for Bennetts since October 2017.  He is part of our 24 hour call out team, a bearer on funerals and looks after our fleet of funeral cars.  Jake enjoys watching rugby and boxing in his spare time.

Bridget Holley

Bereavement Support Facilitator/Pre-paid Funeral Plan Advisor
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Bridget Holley

Bereavement Support Facilitator/Pre-paid Funeral Plan Advisor

Bridget joined Bennetts in 2015 as a receptionist having recently worked for Buttsbury Infants School, Billericay.  Bridget previously worked for the Civil Service for 23 years in public health and food safety.
Bridget runs  our support group for bereaved parents having lost her daughter, Emily, in 2011.  Bridget worships at Christ Church, Billericay, where she also volunteers in the church office.  Bridget has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and their dogs, Florrie and Shelby.  She also enjoys an eclectic range of music, film and TV and has been a fan of Dr.Who from a very young age.

Contact Bridget:
bridget@bennettsfunerals.co.uk

Tina Linger

Facilities Manager
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Tina Linger

Facilities Manager

Tina has been with the company since 2007.  Tina is responsible for the day to day maintenance of the premises and organisation, plus support of the staff in all areas.  She frequently helps with community related projects we are involved in.  Tina lives locally she has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Danny Quinn

Contracts Manager
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Danny Quinn

Contracts Manager

Danny is an integral member of the Bennetts team and works closely with all members of staff to ensure the smooth operation of the business.