About Us

    About Gillman Funeral Service

    Gillman Funeral Service has been serving generations of families since 1920. We have branches in Balham, Battersea, Carshalton, Mitcham, Norbury and Tooting.  

    We are proud to serve the people in those communities of many different cultures and faiths, as well as those with no religious beliefs. 

    We bring empathy and experience to support you in planning your loved one’s funeral and fulfilling your wishes to the best of our ability. 

    Our experienced and caring staff will advise and support you at every stage of the funeral planning process, with a wide range of funeral options and transparent pricing. 

    Here at Gillman Funeral Service we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This could protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Karen Rattigan

    Area Development Manager

    As a mother of five and grandmother of ten, I dedicated most of my life to raising my children and grandchildren maintaining my focus on my family.

    In doing so I found a passion for event organising, including charity and non-profit events, religious and family occasions and parties that catered to specific requirements.
    Raising a family wasn’t all parties and I was no stranger to the heartache of losing loved ones. Its these personal experiences that drew me to join Cruse 18 years ago as a bereavement counsellor and I very quickly realised that this was something that came naturally to me.

    Drawing on my passion for organising, empathetic nature and family-orientation I feel that in my role as a Funeral Arranger I was doing something that not only allowed me to support individuals and families when they need it, but also to reach out to my community raising money and more importantly an awareness for a number of groups and charities.

    Since becoming an ADM I have carried my experience through and hopefully now can guide and nurture other arrangers and help them build up their Branches and Brands to be an essential part of the communities that they are in. Whilst ensuring our best practice is always at the forefront.

    Steven Conroy

    Regional Support Manager

    Steven joined Gillman Funeral Service in 2016, having previously worked in Senior Railway Management.
    He says he most enjoys “Meeting people and trying to help them through a very difficult time.”
    He likes sports and has an interest in military history.

    Leanne Rogers

    Funeral Arranger – Carshalton

    Leanne grew up in Carshalton and still lives locally, ensuring she has good local knowledge. She joined Gillman’s in January 2015, after previously working as a carer looking after the elderly and vulnerable adults in their homes.

    Stephanie Phillips

    Funeral Arranger/ Administrator

    Stephanie has worked at Funeral Partners since 2018.

    When asked about her previous employment, Stephanie said “I was raised in pubs as my mum and dad have always been managers of them. I have also done care work”.

    Stephanie enjoys working for in the Funeral Industry, in particular helping and supporting families though a difficult time.

    Stephanie has also achieved a Level 3 Qualification in Management, Supervision and Leadership.

    Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two children and going to her son’s football games every week.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 020 8672 1557 visit branch or arrange a home visit