The Westerleigh Group is delighted to announce that Kate Davidson has joined the Company as Commercial Director where she will lead the Operations side of the business overseeing the portfolio of 34 crematoria and some twenty Cemeteries located across England, Wales and Scotland.
Kate began her career in the Bereavement sector at Stourbridge Crematorium, operated by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council as an Administration Assistant where she found that she enjoyed the different disciplines that are so important in providing a successful and caring service to the Bereaved. Kate moved on to join Dignity and worked at Telford Crematorium. Here Kate’s drive and enthusiasm for the Industry led to her becoming more involved with the wider management of the portfolio of 46 sites that made up the Crematorium and Memoria Group.
Kate studied for the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Diploma which she completed in a relatively short time and was awarded the highly coveted Eickhoff Medal for outstanding achievement in all Modules.
Kate also more recently found time to study for her Executive MBA at Warwick Business School where she achieved a Distinction for the Masters.
For the past two years or so Kate has been working closely with the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities as Lead for the fully revised Crematorium Compliance scheme which was formally launched at the House of Lords last year.
Kate is also a Tutor for the ICCM Law Module.
Kate is one of the leading personalities within the Burial and Cremation Sector who has shown that with hard work and determination it is possible to reach a pinnacle of the Profession and is a real role model for youngsters, especially young women, who wish to make a rewarding career serving the bereaved and helping to make a difference to people at a very difficult time in their lives. With the celebrating of Women’s achievements on International Women’s day (8th March) it seems appropriate that Kate has taken on her role with Westerleigh, the leading developer and operator of Crematoria in the UK.
“I am really excited to be joining Westerleigh as Commercial Director and I look forward to leading my colleagues in providing a first class service to the bereaved through our sites across the UK.”
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