Stories

November 2016

October 2016

Demystifying death

An eclectic line-up of events and activities took place at Sutton House in Hackney East London throughout October, encouraging people to reflect on life, death and the journey between the two. Mary Carmichael investigates …

FPA dealing with hundreds of cases

The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) says it is dealing with hundreds of cases a year – eight to 10 a week – helping families to trace pre-paid funerals. 

Book offers chance to create personal messages to pass on to loved ones

The loss of close family, together with a friend’s diagnosis, inspired a swimming teacher from Cambridgeshire to come up with the idea for a book that lets people share personal messages and memories with their family and friends, and even future generations.

Ian continues green drive

Ian Hazel is continuing his quest to make his eponymous business as green as possible.

August 2016

Death comes to the Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (5-29 August) will be featuring several shows coming under the umbrella of Death on the Fringe.

Co-op first to sign enhanced pledge

Co-op Funeralcare has become the first funeral firm to sign up to an enhanced Fair Funerals pledge to improve the way funeral directors’ prices are displayed online.

Supplier 'improves employees’ lives'

Julian Atkinson, MD of coffin company JC Atkinson, recently visited the Bangladesh home of supplier Oasis Coffins, and has agreed new deals to expand production there.

Family award for Anderson Macguire

Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors has won the health and welfare title in the Family Business United Awards (FBU) 2016.

July 2016

Reaction to funeral directors overwhelmingly positive

Voices of angels

Funeralbooker.com – ‘about more than just price’

Jeremy takes the helm at NAFD

June 2016

Call to visit war graves

Ashes to ashes to art

GFC's accreditation 'helps firm stand out'

Six of the best for Walter C Parson

May 2016

Co-op sees 60% increase in online funeral planning

A snap decision

Now FDs can create own branded service sheets and online memorials

'Unique and privileged position', says SAIF president

Issue 49

April 2016

Credit card and payday loans for funerals

Can costs be cut?

Organisation aims to honour veterans

Golf day raises £15,000 for charity

February 2016

Simple steps would improve system says NAFD

Change in attitude to cremated remains

Solution to awkwardness at graveside

Oliver recognised for outstanding customer care

November 2016

January 2016

First major inquiry into funeral poverty for decades

Transport list highlights funeral directors’ level of service

JC Atkinson launches digital solutions division

New deputy manager at Tamworth Co-operative

December 2015

Where there’s no will

Law could lead to licensing

Burial pods would create ‘sacred forests’

Skydive raises grand total