There’s a familiar friendly face back at Arthur Cambrey Funeral Directors Ltd, Llanelli’s longest-established, independent, family-run funeral company.
Karl Jenkins has returned to the company after 17 years.
Karl started his career with one of Llanelli’s local heroes, the man known to one and all as Mr (Arthur) Cambrey.
Karl was 20 when he studied all aspects of the funeral trade under Mr Cambrey’s expert guidance. Karl gained his Diploma in Funeral Directing in 1988.
Karl said on his return to the business:
“Mr Cambrey was an enormous source of inspiration to me and did so much to guide me and allow me to make my own path, in my own right, as a Funeral Director.
“Returning to the company at this time was an easy decision as this is a highly-respected and admired family-run business which reaches out to those who need empathy and support during the sad loss of a loved one. This caring and personal approach is of great importance to me.
“I am very much looking forward to continuing the highest standards of care and quality of service offered by Arthur Cambrey Ltd. I hope that I can share the wealth of experience that I have gained through many years of service to the community as a Funeral Director.”
Also joining Karl on his return to the business is Funeral Arranger Amanda Lloyd, who has worked with Karl in the funeral profession for many years.
Karl and Amanda will be joining a strong team which has been led by Alison Cambrey since her father, Mr Cambrey, died in 2012.
Arthur Cambrey Ltd business director Alison Cambrey said:
“We are delighted at Karl’s homecoming to the place where his career began. Karl’s career has gone from strength to strength and together (Karl and myself and all our loyal staff) will continue to provide families in Llanelli and beyond with the highest class of empathy, care and support during their sad time of loss.
“I know that my father would have welcomed Karl back to the business and would be delighted in this latest development at Arthur Cambrey Ltd, a name synonymous with providing caring, dignified and quality funeral services for more than 70 years in Llanelli and West Wales.”
Alison Cambrey and Karl Jenkins (selected photos).
Alison Cambrey pictured with her late father Mr Arthur Cambrey. Photo by Peter Owen Jones Photography.
Karl Jenkins pictured with Mr Arthur Cambrey when he first joined the firm. Photo by Peter Owen Jones Photography.