In January 2023, David and Adele Gallagher owners of Gallagher Family Funerals in Keighley, Yorkshire will celebrate 30 years in business. In the build-up to this milestone achievement, the family decided to mark the occasion by adding a stunning new Polaris Mercedes E Class Plug-In Hybrid hearse from Superior UK to their fleet.
David Gallagher explains why the hybrid Polaris was exactly what they were looking for. David commented, “The Polaris is so stylish and beautifully built – exactly what we wanted in terms of aesthetics and image”.
However, the Gallaghers were not looking for style and impression alone, moving forward as an environmentally conscious business they wanted a hearse that could achieve zero emissions.
“The Polaris emits much lower carbon emissions than other hybrid hearses; it offers emission-free driving up to 33 miles which is well in range for the local crematoriums we travel to and from”, said David adding, ” we were very excited to find Superior UK were able to supply us a Polaris with hybrid technology”.
The Gallagher hybrid Polaris, delivered by Superior’s Greg Platt, arrived well in time for the firm’s anniversary and is fitting in well with the existing fleet.
David commented “When the hearse arrived we were thrilled, we still have our original limousines purchased from Superior in 2014 and the new Polaris compliments the fleet perfectly”, he added, “we have used Superior for many years now and we feel the customer care and technical assistance has been excellent”.
As Gallagher Family Funerals look to the future they aim to continue building and strengthening their business through their fleet, their premises and their commitment to the community. Eldest son and Junior Funeral Director Sam Gallagher, who joined the business in 2021, has a keen interest in environmentally conscious funerals and the family is committed to meeting the highest of standards in the ever-evolving funeral profession.
David commented, “We endeavour to ensure that we exceed the expectations of the families we care for on every occasion and take great pride in providing the very best service for the community with environmental impact always at the forefront of our operations”.