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Supporting the Community

Richard Steel & Partners continue their local sponsorship of Meon Valley Bowls Club in Bishop’s Waltham. Pictured is Bill Bailey who said “We think bowls is a great sport and like every club we are run by members, for the members. Meon Valley is always looking for new bowls players, whether experienced or completely new to the sport. We really appreciate the sponsorship from Richard Steel & Partners, our local family funeral directors”.

New local office in Alresford

Richard Steel and Partners have recently opened a new office at 58 West Street, Alresford.

The Steel family have served the communities of the Winchester and Arle Valley for over 160 years, and fourth-generation owner and Funeral Director Iain Steel is keen to ensure that residents of the area have appropriate access to advice and support. The new Alresford office will be manned daily by a professional and compassionate team ready to offer advice on everything from pre-planning through to immediate funeral arrangements. Iain said, “my family have been serving Alresford and surrounding areas for a very long time and I wanted to reflect our continued commitment to the area by creating a convenient meeting space for the local families that we support”.

Funeral Director and former Alresford resident Phil Hutchings will be on hand to guide individuals and families through the often difficult circumstances surrounding the arrangement of a loved one’s funeral. Phil said, “every funeral is, and should be unique, as it reflects the character of the individual and I am honoured to be able to continue Steel’s tradition of family focused service to a community that I know so well ”.

Over £2m raised for good causes

Through their partnership with online tribute service, Richard Steel & Partners have helped the families that they serve raise over £2,000,000 in the memory of loved ones lost over the last five years.

Bishop's Waltham Rebrand

For 30 years Nigel Chamberlain & Partners has served the Bishop’s Waltham community as a sister office to Richard Steel & Partners of Winchester.

After such a long association, 2021 gave the opportunity to adopt the family name of Richard Steel & Partners of Bishops Waltham, with The Gate House, Victoria Road receiving substantial refurbishment both internally and externally. Fourth-generation Iain Steel said that ‘this investment further shows our commitment to continue to personally deliver an unrivalled service to our community’.

The Bishop’s Waltham team remains unchanged led by Daryl Willett who along with his highly dedicated team of Russ, Teresa & Mark proudly offer the same truly local service. Our ethos continues to be that every funeral is ‘unique’ as it reflects the wishes and financial situation of the family, whether that be a simple gathering or a personalised celebration.

Community Room Opens At Bishop’s Waltham

As part of the recent premises improvements at our Bishop’s Waltham office, the team have added a Community Meeting Room which will be available for local charities and meeting groups to hold small private gatherings.

The upstairs room can accommodate up to 8 attendees and is fitted with appropriate audio-visual equipment to allow both presentations and webcast events in a professional environment. There is no direct charge for use of this room, however, a modest donation to our current nominated charity (Mountbatten Hampshire) would be greatly appreciated.  The room may be used Monday – Friday (10.00 – 16.00) subject to availability.

Community Room enquiries should be directed to Daryl Willett (01489 892640) ku.oc.slarenufsleets@lyrad

Chesil House Launches and sponsors WBEA

 The annual competition, organised by Winchester Business Improvement District (BID), The Hampshire Chronicle and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, recognises the achievements of local businesses and rewards them for their commitment to excellence. Chesil House, along with previous award winners Richard Steel and Partners hosted this event. The awards celebrate business excellence across the district and the service quality focus is a theme that aligns perfectly with the philosophy of both businesses.

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