Caring for families for over 25 years


Grimsby (01472) 250150
Immingham (01469) 575050

Staff Profiles


Janet Near
Director and Company Secretary

I entered the funeral profession in 1988 when my husband Steven and I created this company. I have two grown up children and one granddaughter and my life from a very early age has been lived local to Grimsby. I was educated at the Technical School, Eleanor Street before embarking in a career in hairdressing. After raising my children and before starting this business I worked at M & S in a supervisory capacity. I am a very keen gardener, enjoy reading, walking, company of family and friends especially over dinner and visiting France. I, together with my brother, am embraced by a very large family through our late parents, instilling great store in basic family values.

Susan (Sue) Meenaghan
Receptionist at the Immingham Funeral Home

I joined Near & Near Undertakers Ltd in 1994 as the receptionist at the Immingham branch. I am a local lady, born and bred in Immingham where I still live today with my husband, two grown up children and three grandchildren. I come from a large family who, all but for one, are still living in Immingham, I am very much part of the local community and very supportive of any activities that take place in the town. I love spending time with my husband our wonderful family and grandchildren, enjoying getting away for as many weekends as possible, walking and touring around the beautiful English countryside with our caravan.



Christopher (Chris) Robinson
Funeral Services Manager

I joined Near & Near Undertakers in 1998, I'm a family man with two grown up children, a local boy having been with my sister in the Scartho area. I attended Wintringham School from where, in 1985, I embarked on a career in the funeral service. I am a very active CrossFit member, training 3-4 times a week and also entering many Obstacle Races throughout the year such as Tough Mudder and Total Warrior.



Mark Stratton
Funeral Director

I joined Near & Near Undertakers in 1991, a local man with three children, raised in Grimsby with my brother and sisters. I enjoy socializing and, being an active participant in local darts and pool leagues, am well known throughout the area. I enjoy keeping tropical fish and tournig the U.K. in the caravan with my wife and youngest child.



Steven Near
Managing Director

I am a local chap, born in Croft Baker, Cleethorpes and educated in the Yarborough and Hereford Schools. Married to Janet, I have no siblings, a small immediate family, two adult children and two lovely granddaughters. My working life has been varied with the 1970's, to a larger extent, being occupied with a career on the local ambulance service. In 1982 I embarked on my work as an undertaker and after leaving my original business in 1987 Janet and I started the groundwork for the company, now known as Near & Near Undertakers Limited, which opened in January 1988. I enjoy meeting people, music of all genres, watching films, fishing, walking and DIY. I have a fascination with flying, helicopters in particular, and, like my dear wife Janet, love visiting France.

I insist on maintaining a very high standard within my profession, standards that overflow into my personal life and together with Janet, Sue, Chris, Mark, and our part time colleagues, strive to give a service that is second to none and envied by all.