Funeral business invests in future
A Dorset funeral business has invested £1.2m to expand the company.
Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors in Wimborne purchased and flattened an adjacent property to build a new base with garages, workshops, storage and a staff flat.
Its original building was then adapted to provide more facilities for mourning families. It also added a new mortuary.
Chairman Nicholas O'Hara said: "2014 has been a very special year for the company and this major expansion demonstrates our confidence in the future.
"We've grown from handling 11 funerals in our first year of trading to more than 500 annually. It shows there is still a place for family-owned companies providing a highly personal and caring service."
Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors employs 22 staff and also has offices in Verwood and West Moors. It was formed 40 years ago.