Simon Helliar-Moore - Director
Born and raised in the Somerset town of Taunton, Simon began his career in the Funeral Profession in 1995 at the age of 15.
Simon’s career interest resulted from his unusual work experience placement, at a local Funeral Directors, whilst still at School.
Following the start of his career here in Taunton, Simon took an unmissable opportunity to peruse his professional training in London.
London gave Simon a wonderful training experience, learning about diverse cultures, the way different religions perform Funerals, as well as, the cultural differences in dealing with the death of a loved one. Simon was able to learn every aspect of the profession from experts in the field of Mortuary Management and Funeral Directing.
His career progressed and after just a couple of years, Simon became Funeral Director for a group of Funeral Homes in London, looking after many families from various walks of life.
On completing his training, he found the Southwest calling him home and after three years as Community Manager for a larger company in the beautiful City of Bath, Simon returned to Somerset and his home town of Taunton where he re-joined his family and worked with popular Funeral Directors, Nigel K Ford until the business was sold to a national company.
Simon was fortunate to have the opportunity in 2016 to build and open Crescent Funeral Services and after 20 years his dream was realised, and a new independent Funeral Director was brought to Taunton.
From an early age Simon has had a passion for Music and Choral Singing, having gained the status of Bishops Chorister in his youth. Simon was also a founder member of the Somerset County Youth Choir, which saw him performing not only in Somerset but in some of the most beautiful Cathedrals and venues in Europe.
Away from work, Simon enjoys travel, theatre, music as well as spending time with family and friends.
His commitment and passion to the bereaved and providing a high standard of customer excellence is the foundation of Crescent Funeral Services and together with his team and extended family, Simon encourages fair and transparent practice of the Funeral Profession and is committed to affordable pricing for the families we serve.