Our Funeral Directors

Honoured by your trust. Honestly priced.

Bespoke Funeral Care is the Nottingham and Derby premier, independently-owned, family-operated funeral care provider.  We provide families with the highest standards of care and dignity throughout, whether they want an elaborate celebration of life or a more traditional send-off for their loved one. Our range of funeral packages starts at £1,295 for an all-inclusive funeral. 

Managing Director of Bespoke Funeral Care Ltd.

Mr William Barron – BSc (Econ) MSc

William is the Managing Director of Bespoke Funeral Care Ltd. William graduated from the Queens’ University Belfast with a degree in Economics in 2002. His experience in the funeral industry began as a pallbearer back in Ireland over 20 years ago. His attention to detail stem’s from his experience as an Airline Captain. He has enjoyed taking thousands of local families on Holidays from East Midlands Airport over the years. William works closely with all of Bespoke’s suppliers to ensure the highest levels of quality and care are provided to our families.

Funeral Director

Mr Simon Dengate

Simon Dengate is Bespoke’s full time Funeral Director. His empathetic, caring and gentle nature have made him a firm favourite with our families. He insists on regular contact and communciation with our families so they are fully up to date on all aspects of their loved ones  arrangements. Simon had a previous career as an electrician. He lives in Ilkeston and is a father to two daughters.

Debbie Cotton - Funeral Arranger

Funeral Arranger

Mrs Debbie Cotton

Debbie Cotton is our expert funeral arranger. She carefully and gently guides our families through the various funeral options available to them. She closely listens to the wishes of the family and uses her 10 years experience in the industry to always seek and provide the best bespoke funeral as possible. Debbie has a detailed knowlege of local authority regulations combined with her empathetic and kind nature. She is married and lives in Ilkeston with her two teenage children.
Mark Greasley Funeral Director

Company Secretary

Mr Mark Greasley – BA MBA

Mark is Bespoke’s Company Secretary. He has 25 years experience as both Director and non – executive Director in various companies and institutions across the East Midlands. He is responsible for all of Bespoke’s systems and manages our financial affairs and our relationship with Companies House. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from University of Derby in 2010.
Robert Greasley Funeral Director


Mr Robert Greasley

Robert is Bespoke’s chief chauffeur. He is responsible for all standards of company vehicles and is a life-long Volkswagen enthusiast. He has contacts and links with VW owners accross the UK and has supplied some of our most memorable hearses for Bespoke funerals.
David Kavanagh Funeral Director

Funeral Technician

Mr David Kavanagh

David has over 10 years customer service experience in a demanding customer facing role. He has joined Bespoke Funeral care as both bearer and mortuary technician. David comes from Staffordshire and supports mainly our Tamworth and surrounding area families.

Funeral Arranger

Mr Sam Walsh

Sam joins Bespoke with a wealth of experience from commercial aviation, with six years flying experience as Cabin Crew with Thomson Airways, Monarch Airlines and British Airways, Sam is also trained in the highest levels of customer care. No request is too demanding for these customer service professionals. Sam is from Lancashire, now living in Swadlincote, and also supports Bespoke Swadlincote alongside our other branches.
Sam Parker Funeral Director

Funeral Arranger

Mr Sam Parker

Sam brings a wealth of customer service experience. Sam has over ten years experience in the hospitality sector and seven years flying experience as Cabin Crew with both Monarch Airlines and British Airways, working in premium cabins as a steward on long haul flights. Sam is born and bred in South Derbyshire and supports Bespoke Swadlincote alongside our other branches. Our Funeral Arrangers epitomise the highest levels of customer care when supporting and assisting bereaved families.
Tania Brown


Mrs Tania Brown  CMC,  Mii, (CSK-L2)

Tania is the chosen Celebrant for Bespoke Funeral Care Ltd. Her role here is to conduct services for families who do not require a religious service delivered by a member of the Clergy. Tania studied Psychology at The University of York and then continued to become a professional Conflict Resolution/Communication Specialist and CBT Clinician. Tania has many years of experience in public speaking and has often been a guest speaker for Women’s Aid and the Public Sector at Safeguarding forums. Tania is able to draw upon her experience and skill in caring for and supporting families and individuals alike, always forming a good relationship with the families and making sure they not only feel supported at all times but also ensuring they have the perfect eulogy written for their loved one is a major priority for her.