Charles Cowling
The Bonomy report lays bare the reasons why some crematoria have been able and willing to recover ashes from infant cremations and others haven’t. Given the enduring and agonising distress and uncertainty this has caused to an uncountable number of parents, it can only be a matter of time before the
Charles Cowling
  We’re the last people to gloat over the mortal remains of the Funeral Business Innovation Show, slated to happen at Olympia in November this year. The organisers recently wrote to those who signed up to it: The event was designed to benefit the funeral industry in a big way, at
Charles Cowling
Britain’s first crematorium, Woking   By Dr Clive T Chamberlain: The cremation culture and equipment used in the UK is not the only way to dispose of human remains, although cremation in the rest of Europe is similar – driven as it is by a commonality of environmental regulation. The
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Wendy Coulton Recently I had a dilemma in that a funeral I was planning and conducting was for someone who was known among their close friends for using the expletive C*** (C U Next Tuesday) with affection and as a genuine term of endearment. I winced when I
Charles Cowling
Funeral for an unknown baby   The Bonomy report is published today in Scotland. Its 64 recommendations will address cremation practice in that country and, by extension, throughout Britain. They will impact the NHS, funeral directors and cremation authorities, especially the ICCM and the FBCA. Shockwaves are expected. Lord Bonomy’s
Charles Cowling
    First off, we think we’ve got the name right at last. The Ideal Death Show. It’s sufficiently edgy to be eyecatching without outraging some of our supporters. We’ve got the right location. Brum. Big city. Easy for you to get to. We’ve got brilliant community contacts to advertise
Charles Cowling
  Jeremy Clarkson, writing in the Sunday Times about the death of his Mum: Right in the middle of all that brouhaha about sloping bridges and Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, my mum died. So there I was, in Russia, in the middle of a Top Gear tour, trying to organise
Charles Cowling
Andrew Smith Funeral Services in Cheshire typifies the sort of superb funeral home that we at the GFG like to get behind. We like to put bereaved people in touch with the best, and that’s exactly what Andrew and his team are. We published some feedback we received about them recently.
Charles Cowling
Does it get any better? The First Women Awards is the UK’s premium awards programme focused on senior-level business women and professionals. The Awards are founded by Real Business and the CBI, and are held in association with Lloyds Banking Group. And this year’s winner, announced last night: Poppy Mardall. Here at the GFG-Batesville Shard the inmates are
Charles Cowling
  The Good Funeral Awards move this year to Bournville, Birmingham. The date: 6 September 2014. Nominations are open. In just three years our little acorn has grown into a flourishing oak. To many funeral directors the Good Funeral Awards might once have looked like an impertinence. Who on earth