Memoria was incorporated in 2003 by three directors with over 90 years collective experience in the funeral sector. The Chief Executive Officer, the award winning entrepreneur and funeral director, Howard Hodgson, is renowned as the UK’s most innovative provider of funeral and related services for over 40 years. Therefore, unsurprisingly, Memoria has developed, over the last decade, to become the leading crematorium operator and a by-word for excellence in the provision of standards of service and facility.
In 2014 we opened the Kirkleatham Memorial Park and Crematorium which offers cremation, traditional burial and natural burial all set in a magnificent park with manicured gardens and restful country views.
This crematorium is one of thirteen which makes up Memoria’s Cremation & Burial Division. Today, Memoria boasts four divisions – Financial & Legal Services, Funeral, Cremation & Burial and Online Retail. All 4 divisions cover all of mainland Britain.
Our Mission Statement
“Memoria – Kirkleatham Memorial Park has a mission to provide exceptional standards of service, facility and products to the bereaved families that use its funeral directing services, crematoria, cemeteries gardens of remembrance, financial & legal services or online retail store. This is because it is not only commercially sensible to do so but also because it is an essential act of human decency towards people who have just lost a much loved member of their family or friend. Bereavement is the price we must all pay for the joy of loving and being loved. The loss of a loved one is the most stressful, unhappy and traumatic experience that we will face in life. We at Memoria realise that we are unable to eradicate such pain but we also know it is our responsibility and duty to be as efficient, kind, respectful and polite as humanly possible to our clients at their time of grief, and thereafter when they need to conclude estate matters for their cherished relatives or friends. Therefore it is our aim to provide immaculately clean and tidy facilities in tranquil and beautiful surroundings attended by people who are sincerely dedicated to our mission, and who take a great pride in their work as a result.”