Levertons Now

Levertons Today

Today the company is run by cousins Pippa and Andrew. Both worked and studied in other fields before deciding to join the firm.

Cousin Hannah also joined the firm. This brings a wealth of experience and fresh ideas to the way in which the company is run. Clive Leverton, who until earlier in 2014 was our chairman, has now retired but offers support as a consultant to the firm.

As a family business, we are fortunate that our family ties extend beyond the Levertons. Some of our colleagues’ partners and children are also part of the company. Our profession is suited to a family company. Working with the deceased and the bereaved is a vocation – not every Leverton has chosen to join the company.

Women have been arranging funerals and taking care of families at Levertons for a long time. In the 60s, Bill and Bunty Biggerstaff ran a branch together, so Bunty was the pioneering first woman funeral director at Levertons – well ahead of her time! Next was Clive’s daughter Pippa in 1996, followed by Julie Avery in 2000 and Clive’s other daughter Hannah more recently. Today, six of our funeral directors are women, including Julie’s daughter Carmel.

Since the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, we have noticed significant changes in British funeral protocol. The use of contemporary music and personal tributes directly from family and friends is much more common today than before her death.

Another welcome change in the 21st century is environmental consciousness. Woodland burial sites are emerging around London and the city’s crematoria are now researching more solutions to reduce pollution for the future.  We recently pioneered the first all-electric hearse in this country, for which we won the Best Alternative Hearse in 2015 and Best Green Funeral Director in 2013, as part of the Good Funeral Awards. This is proving invaluable for the city funerals with short journeys and for our clients who feel environmentally conscious. We are also proud to be one of the founding members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors.

Whether the funeral is religious, semi-religious or non-religious, we strive to find the right person to conduct the ceremony which is appropriate to you and the person who has died. Every funeral is different. We are guided by the people who come to us. Listening carefully to the bereaved and honouring the wishes of the person who has died is probably our greatest strength.

Immediate Assistance

In the case of someone dying at home, or if you need to contact us for immediate assistance out of our office hours, please do call us. We can arrange collection at any time of day or night:

All the arrangements were made easily and quickly. Deborah and her team were kind, helpful and efficient. I could not have asked for more.

Review by Stephanie B left on 15 Apr 2024


There is no other company I would trust with organising a funeral, everything runs smoothly from start to finish. The staff are always so understanding and accomodating. Thank you as always levertons. Highly Recommend

Review by Patricia T left on 11 Apr 2024


I never had to arrange a funeral but with your help from registering Tony with you before he was repatriated through the whole process your expertise and kindness and patience were invaluable . The funeral went without a hitch you carried it out with dignity and respect you and your staff have shown why Levertons is and will always be a service that my family have always used and will continue to use and recommending Andrew was amazing he truly led one of the best services I have seen in a while and such a fitting tribute to Tony . So pass on my thanks to Andrew to your team and you for helping me and my family through such a tough and sad time in our lives .

Review by Zoe H left on 11 Apr 2024


From first contact, through to the service and after, I cannot fault the support we had from Levertons. At a very difficult and challenging time, we always felt we were in very safe hands. Thank you

Review by Katehound K left on 09 Apr 2024


Review by George Z left on 09 Apr 2024


From making the phone call to book funeral services to the very end of the process we were treated with kindness, respect and every request we made was met with ease. On the day all of the staff involved were very courteous and everything ran very smoothly, which make such a had experience much easier to bare.

Review by Terri O left on 09 Apr 2024


We went to Leverton’s after we had visited another funeral directors. From the moment we walked in and Deborah Rush, the funeral directors at Fortis Green, greeted us we felt confident in her management of my Mother’s funeral. The process was seamless and Deborah advised and enabled us in planning and undertaking a very personal funeral.

Review by Jacki P left on 06 Apr 2024


Our mother was treated respectfully and all our requests were carried out efficiently. Deborah was helpful and made sure the funeral ran smoothly down to the last details. Thank you.

Review by Angela C left on 05 Apr 2024


I found Levertons to be both charming and helpful. They guided me through the whole process very well.

Review by Caroline G left on 04 Apr 2024


Leverton and Sons handled all the arrangements for my mother's funeral with the utmost care,discretion and professionalism. As a family we are extremely grateful to them for their support at such a difficult time.

Review by Maralyn R left on 02 Apr 2024


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