Grief First Aid for Funeral Directors

Grief First Aid for Funeral Directors

What a notion – first aid for the professionals that deal with death every day?   Let’s talk about a successful internal programme we launched to assist our colleagues in 2024.   What is GFA? Grief first aid is just that.  First aid for anyone facing loss.  Normal...
Upholding high standards in funeral care

Upholding high standards in funeral care

As a profession, funeral directors typically strive to deliver the highest quality of care and compassionate service. Yet in light of recent events, this reputation has sadly been called into question, spreading a dark shadow over the industry. We are greatly saddened...
Is direct or unattended cremation for you?

Is direct or unattended cremation for you?

There’s no doubt that the popularity of a direct cremation as a funeral choice is on the rise. It’s simplicity and low cost suits many people but it can also leave a harmful legacy for family and friends. Here’s our quick guide to help families choose. Direct...
Our guide to woodland or natural burials

Our guide to woodland or natural burials

Spring brings traditions of Easter, school holidays, time jumping forward an hour.  As funeral directors, Spring can also trigger a rise in queries around natural or woodland funerals. Here’s our answers to six most frequently asked questions. 1.       Where? In the...
Financial benefits of funeral planning

Financial benefits of funeral planning

As we approach the fiscal year end, those looking to retirement are called on to top up ISAs and review their tax position and budgets. Enquiries about our Prepaid funeral plans often rise around this time of year. And here’s why. They are an efficient way of...
Championing International Women’s Day 2024

Championing International Women’s Day 2024

In a profession that’s been traditionally male dominated, we’re shining the spotlight on two of our funeral directors, Sharon Laing in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire and Kim Ramshaw from Monkseaton, North East England.  Neither set out to be a funeral director but...
Inside the Undertakers – come on in

Inside the Undertakers – come on in

The BBC’s documentary “Inside the Undertakers” with Stacey Dooley last Autumn was the latest behind-the-scenes programme to explore the funeral sector.  Early on, Dooley confesses her fears surrounding death and sets out to confront the many myths and taboos...
Why you can trust us to care

Why you can trust us to care

Every funeral is different.  And that truth also applies to funeral directors. We promise to support you, and your loved ones, in arranging a funeral that’s just right and here’s why.   Compassion Our staff choose to do this job because we care deeply about...

Leaving a (responsible) lasting legacy

Typically, memorial stones are found in UK cemeteries, church graveyards or sites of historic significance as they mark the spot where people have been buried. However, with cremations now representing over 70% of the UK’s funerals, memorials are increasingly...
Examining the cost of a funeral

Examining the cost of a funeral

How much will it cost? It’s a common concern that families face when they’re organising a funeral.  Funerals are costly.  That’s because it involves the safe, dignified care of a loved one coupled with a time-critical administrative process when a myriad of decisions...