Meet the Team

The Albany team are friendly, professional and all motivated to use their skills and varied life experiences to help those who are grieving. At Albany Funerals you can be assured that a warm and friendly welcome awaits you, underpinned by the highest professional standards and integrity.

Jo Loveridge

Jo lives with her fiance Tim and their three teenage children in Cranbrook.

Jo puts her all into everything she does and works hard to ensure that each family served at Albany Funerals receives the best welcome and dedicated service of her team.

Before Jo launched Albany Funerals, she worked for four years for the United Nations in Rome and three years for PwC in London. Jo loves travelling and speaks French and Italian.

Mathew Highsted

Matt lives with his Partner Angela In Maidstone and they have six grown up children between them. He has been a funeral director for over twenty years. His care and support for the families and his attention to detail are second to none.
He is our general manager and is loved by all.

Paul Watts

Paul lives with his partner Sue and a cat called Purdy. When he isn't serving families at Albany, he loves classic cars - his pride and joy is a 1965 Austin Healey - and fishing.

Paul is a dedicated member of the team, taking pride in ensuring that our vehicles are kept in the very best condition and immaculately clean. He gains a great deal of satisfaction by doing his job properly and with his naturally cheerful demeanour he puts families at ease.

He is also partial to a crumpet or two...

Richard Bushen

Richard lives in Maidstone with his wife Jenny and is our Pallbearer and sometimes driver. He has two grown up sons and 5 grandchildren who he absolutely dotes on. He and Jenny also keep doves and they arrange dove releases at both weddings and funerals.

Tim Holloway

Tim lives with his wife Cathy and son Max near Dartford in Kent.

He has 20 years experience accompanying families at funerals as a Funeral Director ensuring everything happens on the day as planned and as the family want.

He serves every funeral with dedication and diligence and has been with us since the very beginning.

Wayne Alexander

Wayne helps write some of our resources on our website and is passionate that people have the information and support they need during bereavement to make the right decisions for themselves.

His passion that families can have a funeral that is right for them springs from his own experience of loss and 12 years' experience as a church leader and Celebrant.

He has been the UK Director of a health charity and is now a management consultant and public speaking coach.

Aine Rawlinson

Aine is our wonderfully efficient administrator. She lives with her husband Chris and their four children in Tonbridge. She has also been a personal friend to Jo for a number of years and is a great support in all areas.

Lily Pickles or 'Pix' for short

Pix is our happy friend who is often in our premises and who brings smiles and laughter.

If you would welcome Pix to be in the meeting, you only have to ask!

Award Winning

The Albany team at the Good Funeral Awards

Jo at the Natwest EveryWoman Awards

Awarded by Penny Lancaster

About us

Read why Jo started Albany Funerals and her vision to provide funerals that are personal and affordable.

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Why Albany?

Read a selection of testimonials and 'thank yous' from those we have recently served

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Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether to discuss your options, to seek our advice or to simply ask any questions you might have.

We regularly serve the whole of Kent and also more widely across the UK when requested.

Our new branch in Great Chart, just outside of Ashford Is now open. Please contact us on either number for information.

Albany Funerals

Maidstone Branch
669 Loose Road,
Kent ME15 9UX
01622 746 688

Ashford Branch
1, New Street Farm,
Chilmington Green Road,
Great Chart,
Ashford, TN23 3DL
01233 650 746
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