“My father’s philosophy was that we are here when we are needed.”
Albert helped his father, Albert R Slack Snr, from the age of 16, although he later pursued a career as a practising accountant. When his father died, he was committed to keeping the company under family ownership and taking a more active role in the company. Albert retired from full-time accountancy practice in 1998 and has since been committed to modernising the family’s funeral director business.
Peter Brocklehurst – Funeral Director
Peter started working for the family business in 1963 as bookkeeper and as Uncle Eric retired and the business grew he took over as funeral director. Peter conducted his first funeral in September 1968. He attained his qualification as Funeral Director in November 1982. Married to Susan, their daughter is married and now lives in Wales.
Jonathan Slack – Funeral Director
After leaving school, Jonathan completed a BEng degree in Production and Materials Engineering at Coventry and an MBA Masters degree in Production Engineering at Cranfield. He joined De Beers in 1994 and after a year’s familiarisation with the business worked in a number of locations around the world constructing and managing diamond-polishing factories. He left De Beers in 2009 to work with the family company.
Chris Mellor – Funeral Director
Chris joined Albert R Slack’s in 2011 as part of the Operative team. He has previously worked for many years as a nursing practitioner in the mental health sector. As a hobby Chris is also an approved driving instructor and has taught many local people to drive safely. He is married with two boys and lives in the local area. In 2017 he achieved his qualification with SAIF as Funeral Director.
Trish Chrisp – Funeral Director
Trish joined Albert R Slack’s in 2014 bringing with her a wealth of printing experience and administrative skills. Outside the workplace, Trish devotes much of her spare time working in the local community providing pastoral support. Married with three children and two grandsons, she loves animals, particularly horses and enjoys her garden where she grows her own vegetables and fruit.
In 2017 Trish achieved her qualification with SAIF as Funeral Director.
Greg Bennett – Funeral Director
Greg joined Albert R Slack’s in 2014 as part of the Operative team. He has previously worked for many years with The Greater Manchester Police. He is married with children and lives in the local area. Greg is in the final stages of attaining his qualification with SAIF as Funeral Director.
Clayton Hargreaves – Administration
Clayton joined Albert R Slack’s in 2016. Previously he was a member of the British Armed Forces working with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Clayton is currently studying to attain his qualification with SAIF as Funeral Director.
Bill Brocklehurst – Administration
Bill joined the company in 1973 as a joiner and became more involved in the funeral side of the business as Uncle Eric approached retirement. Happily married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren, he enjoys a good round of golf with his lady wife and is very much looking forward to retirement.
The Albert R Slack company Team
Our team whom you see representing us at funerals from the left at the back are; Colin, Jason, Mike, Dave, James, and on the front row, Bill, Clayton and Tony.