Shorts teamed up with Keebles to act as lead advisors and legal representatives, to Alison and Anthony Corbett on the sale of Funeral Directors, JW Hutchinson to A.W Lymn The Family Funeral Service.

JW Hutchinson was established in 1904, and over four generations have served the region’s communities. It was an important consideration to find a buyer with similar values, when the owners decided to sell.

Andy Ryder, Corporate Finance Partner with Shorts, said: “We are delighted to have advised Alison and Anthony on the successful completion of this transaction, and we look forward to seeing the continuing success of the business under new ownership.”

Corporate Partner at Keebles, Paul Trudgill, said: “It is always pleasing when a transaction takes place between two parties that know each other well and have the best interests of the business at heart. Our clients are confident their former customers and staff are in safe hands.”

Anthony and Alison Corbett said: “We were extremely happy that when we made the decision to sell J W Hutchinson we were able to agree a sale with another family owned funeral directors, AW Lymn The Family Funeral Service.

“The families have known each other for generations so we know the company and its clients are in safe hands. We were supported through this from the start by both Shorts and Keebles, with their help and advice making what could have been a stressful time into a smooth and successful sale.”

Matthew Lymn Rose added: “A.W.Lymn The Family Funeral Service are thrilled to have been able to acquire J. W. Hutchinson Funeral Service in Rainworth.  As another family business, having served the people of Rainworth for generations, we felt the fit between the two businesses was excellent.

“In the first ten months we have had a complete refurbishment of the premises, the two full time staff members Wendy and David continue to work in the business based at the Rainworth Office, and both have enrolled onto the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing course to enhance their qualifications, and the fleet have been updated with a Rolls-Royce ceremonial fleet in keeping with the original vehicles operated by the family firm.”

A family run business, JW Hutchinson prides itself on the personal funeral service it offers. They ensure that all plans are tailored to made to meet the needs of families, while their underlying priority is to put dignity, respect and compassion at the centre of everything they do.