About Us

At A.F Whites Funeral Service our main aim is take care of all of your funeral needs from start to finish. We are a family owned and run independent funeral directors and therefore as well as being caring and professional, we treat everyone who comes into our care as we would wish for our own loved ones with respect, dignity and compassion, the personal touch is always there. The passing of a loved one is upsetting enough without the worry of a large funeral cost at the end, this is why we will keep your costs as low as we possibly can being upfront and transparent with no hidden charges.

Adrian Fitton – Managing Director
Adrian started out in 2008 as “Trike Funerals UK” providing motorcycle funerals across the UK with our bespoke trike hearse filling the last wishes for many families that were keen bikers or wanted something a little different and meaningful to their loved one. He then expanded to “Blacks Carriage Masters” providing funeral car hire to lots of local funeral directors across the north west. After a few years doing this he soon noticed he could provide the same service as most other funeral directors and with most cases up to 40% cheaper, possibly even more compared to the larger funeral companies with many branches.

Lesley Watson – Funeral Director & Operations Manager
Lesley started her career in the Funeral Profession during February 1999, working with an independent funeral company then with the larger firms where she trained in Embalming before returning to independent funeral directors. With a background as a civilian for the Police Force and a medical background from working within the NHS, Lesley has a very clear sense of compassion and understanding for all families within our care, giving full attention to their needs and wishes.

Lindsey Smith – Funeral Arranger & Funeral Director
Lindsey was originally with one of the larger corporate funeral companies who have many branches across the UK. Lindsey started there as a Funeral operative but quickly moved on to a Funeral Arranger and during her time has looked after and supported many families during their most difficult times. Lindsey has gained a lot of experience with this company but came to us as she wanted to work for a small independent family funeral director for the more personalised approach where the family come first.

Nichol Wild – Funeral Arranger & Funeral Director
Before joining the team at AF Whites Funeral Services Nichol worked for an estate agent for many years, but her real passion was to work in the funeral industry, especially to be a funeral director. She is now a fully a trained Funeral Director and funeral arranger trained by our very own Lesley Watson so only knows very high standards. Nichol is sympathetic and caring and professional at all times and is very experienced in all aspects of funeral arranging and conducting her funerals.

Niall Kay – Funeral Service Operative
Niall came to AF Whites originally to maintain our large fleet Mercedes funeral vehicles to a very high standard. Niall came from a prestige valeting/detailing company who had customers such as Lamborghini and Tesla etc. As well as taking care of our funeral vehicles he is a fully a trained Funeral Service Operative. As he was trained by us he works to a very high standard with dignity and care at all times and knows every aspect of the funeral operative role.

Beau Todd-Nicholls – Funeral Service Operative
Before joining the team at AF Whites, Beau ran two successful businesses, one looking after children at her own play centre and the other running her own domestic cleaning business. Beau is now a fully a trained Funeral Service Operative, trained by ourselves to a very high standard, she is sympathetic and caring at all times and is highly experienced in all aspects of the funeral operative role.

Why choose us?
  • We are a local family run business with between us many years of experience
  • We provide a caring personal service
  • We offer very competitive prices
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Private chapel of rest
  • We cater for all faiths
  • We use a modern fleet of funeral cars and can provide alternative transportation of your choice.
  • Choice of a gentleman or lady funeral director
  • From the moment you first call us until well after services are completed we pay attention to every detail.
  • SAIF member

As a independent funeral director we are honoured to be an accredited member of SAIF.

SAIF work hard within the funeral profession to promote best practice and protect the interests of their members and their local communities. Along with representing the views of our their members at a national and local level they also provide training and education programmes to ensure they continue to meet the highest of standards. By choosing a SAIF member, bereaved families can be assured of a compassionate, professional approach, under pinned by our industry leading Code of Practice.

Please contact us to ask any questions you might have. We are available 24/7.