Transport list highlights funeral directors’ level of service

A Scooby Doo-themed van, an army tank and an airport fire engine have been among the out-of-the-ordinary requests for funeral transport, according to a survey conducted by Wilcox Limousines.

The study questioned 214 funeral directors and discovered that other specific requests included a milk float, the bucket of a JCB, a steamroller, the back of an articulated crane lorry and a Ford Capri painted to resemble the car in 1970s series the Dukes of Hazzard ... (cont.)

First major inquiry into funeral poverty for decades

The news of an inquiry by the Work and Pensions Select Committee into funeral payments has been widely welcomed by all sectors of the funeral world.

It’s the first major inquiry of its kind for decades and will include a close look at the Social Fund Funeral Payment, which gives some people on low incomes some help with costs....(cont.)


JC Atkinson launches digital solutions division

JC Atkinson has launched an online shop to complement its 2016 brochure, as part of a new Digital Solutions division.

Both cover the company’s full range, from traditional and alternative, modern design coffins through to furniture, linings, ashes caskets and forever urns in detail, but the online portal is a one-stop-shop for funeral directors only and means they can order at any time.


New deputy manager at Tamworth Co-operative

Tamworth Co-operative Society has appointed Glen Speak as deputy manager of its funeral division.

Previously a manager with the Co-operative Group, Glen takes over from Bill Galvin, who retired earlier this year.

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