Three quarters of UK adults unprepared for life after death online

The growing use of digital channels is creating additional grief for the bereaved, according to a new report.

Commissioned by The Co-operative Funeralcare, the report reveals that while 94% of UK adults hold online accounts, three-quarters have not yet considered or made arrangements for the management of their digital presence when they die.

Retirement dinner brings funeral business together

A dinner to commemorate the work of Roger Arber and his retirement after 28 years as the managing director of the London Cremation Company (LCC) brought together organisations from across the funeral industry.

Harvey Thomas CBE, LCC Chairman, welcomed guests to Arsenal’s Emirates stadium from every part of the funeral and bereavement services, government departments and professional advisers, and even from as far afield as Japan.


Another London acquisition for FSP

Funeral Services Partnership (FSP) has acquired South London funeral directors Smith Yeatman in its latest move to expand its presence across the capital.

The purchase includes three branches of A Yeatman and Sons (in West Norwood, South Norwood and Shirley) and two branches of Alfred Smith Funeral Directors (in Camberwell and Southwark), as well as the single Knox Bros branch in Merton.


David B Hendry: a tribute

David Hendry, non-executive chairman and former managing director of The Co-operative Funeralcare, died on 26 February, aged 53 years, following a brave battle with cancer.

His funeral was held on Tuesday 3 March at Dunkeld Cathedral, followed by a burial at his beloved Cardney Estate in Perthshire, Scotland.

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

FSJ is well read by our target audience and we find it an effective medium for advertising
- J C Atkinson

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