New Year’s Day meant a new start for Fergus Court.
It was on that day that he took the plunge and launched his new business to become, at the age of 25, one of the youngest independent funeral directors in North Yorkshire.
That youth is mixed with lots of experience, however, as Fergus has devoted several years to learning all aspects of the trade while working for a local firm.
The challenge of running Malton’s only independent funeral service was one of the main inspirations behind the move, he says, as is the pride he takes in supporting families through the time when they are at their most vulnerable.
“I wouldn’t change my job for the world because it is truly rewarding,” said Fergus, of Ryton.
“It’s a difficult time for everyone but it has always been my aim to give loved ones the funeral they deserve by being as pleasant and professional as possible and looking after all the details so they can grieve in peace.
“We have to do whatever we can for them at what is the most difficult time in anyone’s life.”
Fergus Court Funeral Services on (01653) 229021.