About W F Groombridge Funeral Directors
W F Groombridge Funeral Directors was founded in 1800 by William Groombridge and was first based at Waterloo Road in Tonbridge. The company moved from its premises in Quarry Hill Road, where it had been since the early 1900s, to Hadlow Road during 2009 and now has funeral homes in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
The teams at our Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. Our Tonbridge funeral home has its own service venue.
Here at W F Groombridge Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.
If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.
Meet the Team
Funeral Arranger / Administrator
Before joining W F Groombridge Funeral Directors Anita previously worked as an area manager for a company that is part of the Royal Mail group, travelling around the South East.
She says she most enjoys “Helping families to make the worst of times into something that they can treasure and giving them peace of mind that what they want for their loved one is what we do best.”
She has run a baton twirling group for over 25 years, taking part in regional and national competitions during the winter months and at carnivals and fetes during the summer.
She likes spending time with her little dog, anything to do with crafts and travelling abroad with her husband.
Funeral Arranger / Administrator
Vivienne (Viv) started work at W F Groombridge Funeral Directors in 2010, following 8 years working in horticulture. She studied at Hadlow College where she qualified in garden design and even learnt to drive a forklift truck! Prior to that her background was in human resources with British Telecom International.
She says “I love working in the funeral business because you can build up relationships with the families, and it’s very rewarding to know you’ve helped to take some pressure off them at such a difficult time.
There is so much choice with funerals these days, and it’s lovely to help make each one special and to reflect the person who has died.”
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family including her two grandsons, eating out, and pottering about in the garden.
We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.
Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.
We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.
Respect for everyone
We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.
We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.
We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.
We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.
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