Enter the dragons …

A chat with mega-rich potential backers is one worth having when you’re a company seeking investment – especially when it’s also a slot on a TV show watched by millions.

That was the opportunity for Nottingham-based coffin company eco Rest®, which was invited to take part in an episode of top-rating BBC2 show Dragons’ Den – via an email from a TV researcher.

Alarm at council’s one-stop funeral shop move

A council’s move to look at offering a ‘one-stop-shop, affordable funeral service’ has alarmed the funeral world.

A leading member of one of the biggest trade bodies has pointed out that the council rates paid by funeral directors and memorial masons may end up subsidising their competition.


Energy investment means savings

Family business Halliday Funeral Supplies has made significant carbon and financial savings after investing £250,000 in renewable energy technology.

The Wirral-based company, which manufactures coffins, caskets and veneers, has installed a biomass boiler and a state-of-the-art waste-processing unit.


Community award for Graham

Graham Twyman, of Twyman & Holmes Funeral Directors in Ramsgate, Kent, has received a community award for more than 50 years of charity work in the area.

Graham, pictured here with the Mayor of Ramsgate Patricia Moore, said that the award had come at a special time as his firm was celebrating 25 years of business.

The vast majority of our enquiries come as a result of our ad in the FSJ
- Rodney Crouch, Passages International Inc. Ltd

We have used pretty well all of the magazines associated with the Funeral Industry since we started over 30 years ago and the FSJ is the only one to give us continuous response.
- Graham Mosey, Crowndeed

At Eulogica Ltd we are constantly measuring the performance of our advertising and we are very happy with the results from the FSJ
- Svein Mytting Eulogica Ltd