Meet Stuart as he shares his journey from pounding the streets as a PCSO to creating Love’s Independent Funeral Directors

Hello, I’m Stuart Love and this is my backdrop.

I was a Police Community Support Officer, then a chauffeur before joining the funeral profession.  This year I have re-routed to open Love’s Independent Funeral Directors in Stafford.

With a father and Grandfather serving in the West Midlands Police, it was always my dream to pursue a similar career.

At 17 I was serving as a PCSO and felt that I was in a career for life. At 18 I’d passed the recruitment process to become a police constable. However, with a change in government and a freeze on recruitment, for the following seven years I served as a PCSO waiting for recruitment to open.

Impatient to get my life career started, I decided to transfer the skills and knowledge gained within the Police to set up my own company in the chauffeuring industry. For the next four years, I enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life. I have always paid particular attention to detail and personal presentation, and I’m proud and pleased when it is commented upon.

Funeral director Stuart Love at Love's Independent Funeral Directors

I realised within my last personal chauffeur position that there was something missing. After talking with an experienced funeral director, I was hooked!

All my natural qualities and transferable skills could apply to a career in the funeral industry.

I was attending a funeral of a fellow chauffeur, when I received a message asking if I would like to chat about a new position in a funeral directors in Stoke-on-Trent.

Over the last two years I have carried out most roles within the company. More recently, co-managing the day-to-day running of the business.

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting people and hearing about their lives. This helps me to add personalised touches to their loved one’s important day.

I am now thrilled to have the opportunity to open Love’s Independent Funeral Directors in Stafford.

My aim is to consolidate all my learning from my combined professions and develop the skills I have acquired in the funeral industry, to be able to support and guide families through what could be the most emotional and difficult process of their life.

Why not pop down and see me at our Mill Street funeral home?