May lunch with Jackie Lymn Rose, Director of AW Lymn

Around 100 members and guests attended the recent Nottingham City Business Club lunch at which Jackie Lymn Rose, director of AW Lymn, was the guest speaker.

AW Lymn, the Nottingham based family funeral service, was founded by Jackie’s maternal grandfather and great grandfather in 1907. It was originally located on Goosegate in the city centre.   Various generations of the family have been involved in the business and at its helm today is a member of the fifth generation – Matthew Lymn Rose who is managing director.

Jackie joined the family business in 1992 after studying at the Midland School of Embalming, and training in the funeral industry in Birmingham as a funeral director.

At the event Jackie spoke about the company, how it has developed over the years and about how important it is that it still remains a family business, caring for and serving the local community.  A commercial business it may be but according to Jackie, where there is real poverty, compassion comes first.

2015 was the company’s busiest year ever, handling over 3,400 funerals with a diversity of cultural and religious customs and practices.

For 20 years Jackie was a member of the Kenyon Emergency Services which took her to places across the world including Bahrain, Nepal, Siberia and Bangkok (Tsunami 2004) dealing with victim identification at incidents of mass fatality.