Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Starting Out

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Starting Out

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Company name: Daren Persson Funeral Directors Ltd.

Location: 61A, Saville Street, North Shields.

Line of business: Funeral Director.

Directors: Daren Persson, Elisa Persson.

Established: September 2003.

Where did you go for business advice?

Entrust at Howard House, North Shields and Business Link.

How did you decide which line of business to enter?

You need a natural ability to communicate, and empathy in my business.

I trained and worked for a reputable local company then moved on to broaden my knowledge in Newcastle. After almost 10 years I felt it was time to set up on my own.

But I always wanted something that would give me personal fulfilment, and providing a true family service for people at their time of bereavement does just that.

How did you decide on the company name?

I used my name because over my 10 years as a funeral director people have come to recommend me personally.

What's the best thing about running your own business? …

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