Stockton funeral firm appoints next generation

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Louise Anderson, Crake and Mallon

A well-established Stockton funeral firm has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of an IT specialist

Louise Anderson, who has joined the team at Crake and Mallon in Stockton as business support manager, is the third generation to be involved in the running of the family-owned firm.

The granddaughter of the founder, Robert Crake Senior, Louise has been appointed to help take Crake and Mallon forward on a number of fronts.

Initially her role will focus on improving and upgrading the firm’s IT facilities including updating the firm’s accounting and financial management systems.

She is also tasked with increasing the firm’s web presence with the launch of a new Crake and Mallon website.

Senior Partner, Alison Crake, said: “We have always prided ourselves on being a family business dedicated to the families of Teesside.

“My brother Robert and I are thrilled that our niece Louise is joining us, she is the daughter of our sister Linda and Jim Ross (a former partner, now retired) so there is a strong family connection to the company.

“We feel that we are reaffirming our commitment to Teesside by bringing Louise on board.”

Louise joins Crake and Mallon from Northumbrian Water where she worked in a business analyst and architect role in the corporate area.

Prior to that she spent seven years spent in the Computing and Information Services and Business Improvement departments at Durham University following a position in local government in a business analysis role and at Nissan on its IT graduate trainee scheme.

Educated at Grangefield School in Stockton and Bede College in Billingham, Louise graduated from Northumbria University with a first class honours in Bsc (Hons) Business Information Systems and an award for the highest marked dissertation in her year group.

Her new role is not the first one she has had at Crake and Mallon.

• Pictured (above): Louise Anderson joins Robert Crake and Alison Crake at the family-run funeral firm Crake and Mallon in Stockton.

 

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