Meet our caring team

Ian Wilde has a family atmosphere and provides a dedicated and personal service for all.

Our team really care about providing families with the service levels that they have come to associate with the Wilde family and will ensure that the passing of your loved one will be handled with compassion and sensitivity.

Ian Wilde Company Director.

I take great pride in the fact that Ian Wilde, award winning, Independent Funeral Directors stands as one of the few remaining, truly independent, family run funeral directors.  Being a 4th generation funeral director, I became absorbed in this multifaceted industry at an early age becoming highly proficient in both knowledge and skills.  Having now assisted thousands of families, in a time-honoured way, I have built a reputation which is second to none within the local community and the industry.

It is my greatest honour to be able to serve families at this deeply sensitive time. I ensure I afford personal attention to each and every family and conduct myself, at all times, in a manner in which I myself would want to be treated.  I continue to self-analyse my practice to further improve, keep abreast best practice and to ensure that I give of my best.  I relish in the knowledge that our families report complete confidence in both me and Ian Wilde Independent Funeral Directors.

My main mission and drivers are to focus on providing families with the service levels they have come to associate with the Wilde family name.  I provide assurance that the passing of your loved one will be handled with compassion and sensitivity.  Having so many years’ experience as a fully qualified Funeral Director I hold a vast knowledge of all funeral processes, local community, clergy, crematoriums and cemeteries, all of which are vital components when ensuring that each request can be accommodated.

My family started serving the local community in 1896.  A service of which I am proud to continue.

Ian Wilde: DipFD

Wendy Wilde Company Director.

In 2013 my husband and I fulfilled a dream to establish Ian Wilde Independent Funeral Directors. We pride ourselves on the outstanding service that we are able to offer in the very community in which Ian mastered his trade, under his father’s guidance, as a skilled Funeral Director.

My career, spanning 30 years, has been rooted in providing support for people and their families. This has been within my own business and also the NHS. Here at Ian Wilde Independent Funeral Directors, we are a cohesive team ensuring the highest possible standards are afforded to our families through comfort, support and professional guidance. By fostering a community minded approach we are able to draw upon our strong knowledge and network of local businesses thus ensuring our families each receive a unique and personalised 24 hour service, making every funeral a personal tribute to the deceased.

Wendy Wilde: nearing completion of studies in Funeral Practice (CertFP).

Kirsty Neary

Being Wendy’s daughter, back in 2013 when my parents decided to establish Ian Wilde Independent Funeral Directors, they had my unwavering support. I knew both of their backgrounds and dedication would create everything you expect from an Independent Funeral Directors. I continued my nursing career whilst helping support them in the family business. Today I am proud to work alongside them and the rest of the team, full time, ensuring our families receive a personal, compassionate and professional approach during their most difficult times.

Being a trained Palliative Care Nurse myself I have a good understanding of bereavement and what “care” truly means. My history in District Nursing and Hospice Care has given me a strong foundation to go forward with my parents to ensure the high standards are maintained, whilst ensuring a knowledgeable, kind and caring approach to all our families and their loved ones.


Kirsty Neary: BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Degree

William Hunter

When my parents decided to establish Ian Wilde Independent Funeral Directors, I knew I would have a keen interest within the Industry. I have worked within the company since opening, slowly learning from my parents.
I am currently studying Business Studies at the University of Huddersfield where I have gained further experience working for another family run independent funeral directors over in West Yorkshire.

William Hunter
Working towards CertFP studies in Funeral Practice
Working towards BSc (Hons) in Business studies at the University Of Huddersfield

Lucy Gomez

Since joining Ian Wilde Independent Funeral Directors back in 2018, I feel I have thrived from supporting and caring for families at their time of need.

My previous career of 20 years, as a dental nurse, working for the same practice shows my dedication and commitment, and I am delighted to be moving forward with a small family firm helping local families in the community.

I endeavour to do the best by families and their loved ones, arranging and conducting funerals, developing my own knowledge and learning from Ian and Wendy’s vast experience. I aim to continue the personal approach the company strives to achieve by ensuring, alongside the team, we see every detail through from the first phone call to any support we can offer after the funeral.

Lucy Gomez: Working towards CertFP studies in Funeral Practice

NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing

Rhyd Jones

James Hutton

Alan Whitaker

Alan Robinson

John Ashcroft