Art Stone Memorials has appointed a local woman to manage its flagship showroom in Main Street, Stapenhill.

Art Stone Memorials have been serving local communities since 2010 with the design, creation and installation of new memorials as well as renovating and cleaning existing memorials.

It is part of the family-owned Wathall’s group with a presence in the funeral directors’ branches in Derby, Allestree, Alvaston, Ashbourne and Borrowash.

Amy Lamb has joined the company having previously worked locally in childcare and retail. She is in charge of liaising with clients, working alongside with the workshop team based in Drakelow as well as coordinating Art Stone’s services through Wathall’s branches.

She said: “Now that my daughter is in school full time, I was keen to have a career change and further develop my customer service skills.

“My aim is to make the whole process straight forward as this is an important stage in a person or family’s grieving process and often gives them some closure to move on with their lives.”

Helen Wathall MBE, who is the fifth generation of her family to run Wathall’s since it was launched in 1858, said: “We are delighted to have Amy on board.  She has just the right combination of professionalism and empathy to put families at their ease and help them through this process of creating a long-lasting memorial to their loved one.”

For more information, please visit  www.art-stone.co.uk.