Voices of angels

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Reaction to funeral directors overwhelmingly positive

Nearly everyone who has used the services of a funeral director in the last five years thinks highly of the profession – that’s the resounding endorsement revealed by a recent survey.

The research, from pollsters YouGov on behalf of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and Cruse Bereavement Care, found that 95% of clients were satisfied or more than satisfied by the service they received in arranging a loved one’s send-off.

Business – ‘about more than just price’

Funeral firm listing site has updated, with a new look and new functions, including a list of cemetery and cremation charges nationwide, and the opportunity to set up online tribute pages.

The comprehensive and interactive cemetery and cremation charge listing has been painstakingly compiled and includes year-on-year percentage increases.


Jeremy takes the helm at NAFD

When the managing director of a one of the oldest family-run businesses in the country becomes president of a professional association with a traditional image, you might be expecting a retrospective approach.

But that’s far from the case with Jeremy Field, installed as national president of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) at its AGM and conference in Belfast.

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