About Us

Over 25 Years of Experience

Gateway Funeral Services is an established business independently owned by Funeral Directors Janice Hutton and Richard Arnold. Our private Chapel of Rest is located in Birkenshaw, the home of the headquarters, of West Yorkshire Fire Service with other chapels in Cleckheaton, Bradford, Leeds and we have the use of a chapel in Huddersfield. We are able to offer funerals to families in the whole of the West Yorkshire area, including Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Pontefract & Leeds. We also offer funerals to families in North, South, East Yorkshire & Lancashire.


Janice lives and has grown up in the Huddersfield area, and is well known in the West Yorkshire region, having worked for an Independent Funeral Director in Bradford for eight years.

She is a qualified Funeral Director, a Civil Funeral Celebrant, and an Accredited Member of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners.


Richard was brought up in Cleckheaton, and now lives in Birkenshaw with his wife Emma and their four children. He has worked with various Funeral Directors across the West Yorkshire area and is well known for providing carriage master services for funeral directors all over Yorkshire and Lancashire.

He has vast experience in dealing with both funeral directors and families regarding repatriations from all over the world.