Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero has cut the ribbon and officially opened a new funeral home.
Gillotts Funeral Directors, which boasts a coffin show room, is based in a former police building in Selston and cost £300,000.
Ms De Piero cut the ribbon at the funeral directors in Nottingham Road in front of several guests including members of the clergy from a number of local churches.
The funeral home, which is hosting an open day for the public tomorrow, Saturday, May 28, at 10am, boasts a stylish reception, arranging room and a chapel of rest.
It is one of five outlets operated by Gillotts, alongside its funeral homes in Eastwood, Kimberley, Stapleford and Heanor, and is the first with a showroom.
Ms De Piero, who was also given a tour of the premises, said: “It is great to see a local family business do so well and I am grateful to have been invited to support Gillotts by officially opening their new Selston branch.
“Funeral directors do a very important job for people at a very difficult time and I am sure the people of Selston will find that having a funeral director on their doorstep for the first time will make the painful moment of losing a loved one slightly easier.
“I wish the company every success.”
Joanne Hutsby, a partner in Gillotts and the current president of the Nottingham and Derby Funeral Directors Association, said: “We are very grateful to Ms De Piero for agreeing to open our Selston funeral home, which promises to give families living in the area somewhere to arrange funerals without having to travel far afield. We are always proud to be recognised as a local, family firm. The feeling of being a part of the community underpins everything we do, from using local, family companies to carry out renovation work for us to the way we serve local families who come to us to organise their loved ones’ funerals.”
Gillotts picked up the Family Business of the Year award at the Best of Broxtowe Borough Awards earlier this month.