About Chris Sherriff
Chris is a highly skilled craftsman, with over thirty years experience of working as a Monumental Stone Mason. He is well respected and known by the local industry. As a young man of seventeen, he started his career at Willcox Granite in the Evesham area, and over time it became a real vocation – to serve families well and give a unique and very personal service. He takes a real pride in his work, and considers it an absolute privilege to help a family in their journey to find the best memorial for their loved one.
He is fully qualified as a fitter, and is on the National Association of Monumental Masons (NAMM) approved fixers list. In addition to this, he holds qualifications for Memorial Safety and Inspection, that allow him to work with Town and Borough Councils, and church bodies within a cemetery, working on existing memorials. He spent many years in Manufacturing as a Foreman, before moving in to Retail Management. Chris has reached a stage in his career, where the setting up of his own family business was a natural progression. At Memory Lane Memorials, he is doing what he enjoys most – that is the creation of lasting tributes, that are unique and bespoke to each family, and a fit to the personal story of their remembered loved one.
Building Quality Relationships
Chris Sherriff is committed to building a personal relationship with a family that could endure over years, rather than months. Some families will only need some practical advice, others will need more help through their ‘journey’ to look at various materials and may need time to consider their options. He will never put pressure on a family to make a decision, and will never assume that one size fits all or try to sell whatever is most in stock.
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There is huge personal satisfaction for Chris in finally fitting the most appropriate memorial, and sometimes revisiting that memorial later on, for further inscriptions, when another member of the same family needs to be added. It is an enormous privilege to help families in this way. Through his experience and patience, Chris is able to work through the bureaucracy that can sometimes arise in a fairly unregulated business. There can be restrictions and barriers to choosing certain materials and Chris has the confidence and experience to manage this on behalf of his clients.
Qualified Memorial Fixer
Via the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM), Chris Sherriff is accredited as a ‘Qualified Memorial Fixer’ (Register number: 278 )and as such, is listed with NAMM as a fully Registered Qualified Memorial Fixer (RQMF). This register is a UK listing of memorial fixers, installers and erectors who have proven competency to install memorials to the high standards required by the NAMM code of working practice, which must be further backed by the required nationally recognised qualifications. Chris is one of only two RQMF members in the whole of Worcestershire.