Tamworth Co-op staff bid farewell to long-serving funeral manager

Past and present Tamworth Co-operative Society staff gathered for a celebratory meal at the Moat House to bid a fond farewell to retiring funeral manager Amanda Woodward.

Tamworth Co-op chairman Bob Read formally presented her with a gift of jewellery on behalf of the Society, while friends and colleagues also showered her with presents.

Tamworth Co-op Funeral Service manager toasted by staff past and present at her retirement do
Amanda Woodward is pictured at her retirement dinner with friends and colleagues. Alongside her in the front row are (from l-r) Glen Speak, newly promoted general manager of Tamworth Co-op’s funeral service, the Society’s chairman Bob Read and chief executive Julian Coles.

In his after-dinner speech, chief executive Julian Coles said it was extremely hard for him to summarise Amanda’s contribution and achievements.

“You have continually implemented new ideas, but there has never been any compromise in our standards,” he said.

“I don’t really want to use that Covid word again, but the last couple of years have been so challenging. You led your teams through those unprecedented times, when any number of factors were changing on an almost daily basis. You did a tremendous job in conditions that we would have previously thought impossible until you and your team got us through it.

“I know the Society would not be in the excellent position it is now without the contribution that you have made.

“Both personally and professionally I will miss you greatly.”

Amanda, who served Tamworth Co-operative Society for 30 years, will be spending her retirement in Spain.







Glen Speak-

Glen Speak M.B.I.E. General Manager of Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service

Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors which was established in 1905. All members abide by the NAFD Funeral Promise.

“By choosing us, you can be assured that the funeral is a fitting farewell to your loved one at a price you are comfortable with, that we will treat you and your loved one with respect at all times, and act with integrity. We will seek to fulfil any special wishes and requests.”

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