Meet the team
Our funeral staff makes the Bennetts Funeral Directors, and its funeral services a generations-long legacy. The Bennetts mission is to give you the best support possible during a difficult time. We understand that death can be a very sensitive and private matter which is why the Bennetts funeral staff are dignified, professional, caring, and always there to help in any way that they can.
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.
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Jane has served as a Member of the Brentwood Town Centre Partnership, as a company Bennetts is a member of Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.
Jane has also been involved with much fundraising 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, she has two dogs Bonnie and little Loxie who love going on long walks, gardening, eating out, music and travel. Jane’s challenge is to complete the Camino Frances Pilgrimage, three hundred miles were covered before covid disrupted everything, with just two hundred and fifty left to go.
She has two sons, Joss and Callum, and a granddaughter.
Bennetts Funeral Directors support two bereavement groups, New Era and Our Grieving Hearts.
Craig joined Bennetts in January 2022 having previously worked for another respected independent funeral director for 7 years.
Prior to that, he worked in the UK for BAA as an account manager looking after anything customer care-related, before coming to the UK Craig worked within the retail sector.
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Craig originally from New Zealand is married to Kerry, he has two young sons, George and Harry, and a little French Bulldog named Lily, who the family enjoys taking on walks.
Funeral Planning Consultant, Bereaved Parent Support & Senior Funeral Director
Bridget joined Bennetts in 2015 as a receptionist having previously 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 own daughter, Emily, in 2011, she calls on her own experience to provide invaluable support to other parents who have experienced a similar loss.
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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.
Funeral Planning Consultant & Senior Funeral Director
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Masonry Manager, Funeral Arranger and Vehicle Hire Administrator
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She enjoys holidays in the sun and spending time with her family and her two dogs, she especially likes soaps and reality tv shows.
Financial Administrator/Funeral Director
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Funeral Director and Visual Tributes
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He is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and in his spare time enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.
Funeral Director and Bereavement Support
Lisa arranges funerals and conducts services, as well as looking after our New Era Bereavement support group, and helping the team with administrative duties.
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Lisa is married with 3 boys, and enjoys spending her time with family and friends, and walking her beloved dog, Milo. She also loves to go and watch live music and loves a festival in the summer.
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She loves to spend time with her three children, and their three crazy Springer Spaniels, Pippa, Teddy and Ralph! Nicola loves to sing and is in a local covers band, “The Nook” Established 12 years ago! She also used to be a redcoat at Butlins many moons ago.
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She frequently helps with community-related projects we are involved in. Tina lives locally she has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral Director’s Assistant and Workshop Co-ordinator
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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!!
Funeral Director’s Assistant
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Funeral Director’s Assistant and Conductor
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Funeral Director’s Assistant and Health and Safety Officer
Duane joined Bennetts in November 2021 having previously worked in a large retail company. Duane is responsible for all Health and Safety within the business, he is also part of the on-call team, and drives, and bears on funerals.
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Duane, a real family man is married to Charlotte and has three children, Jamaine, Ella, and Paris. Outside of work he enjoys music and football, he supports Tottenham Hotspur.
Funeral Directors Assistant