Independent family business of builders and funeral directors founded by Jonathan Alcock in 1863 in premises on the High Street; later moving to Brook Road as business expanded.
Following his death in 1903 the business continued under the direction of his sons John and George and subsequently by John after George’s death in 1942.
John Alcock’s daughter Sylvia married Robert (Bob) Parker and he became head of the firm when John died in 1961.
The building work ceased in 1977 whilst the funeral business which has expanded steadily over the years continues to progress independently under the care of the present owner Chris Parker who joined the firm on leaving school in 1963. In 2005, Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd took over George Hill Funeral Directors in Hazel Grove after many years of working alongside the then owner Keith Beard.
In 2013 Jonathan Alcock & Sons celebrated 150 years of service.
In 2014, Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd, underwent a huge transformation of the original preparation and mortuary area, modernising and improving the way we operate and the services we provide for our families.
In 2018 Chris Parker’s daughter Sarah attained the position of Director, therefore becoming the 5th generation of the family to take the business forward.