Bet his is bigger than yours

Charles Cowling

Dignity

 

Dignity’s figures are out. All going swimmingly, obviously. Mike McCollum looking good on his salary of £50K a week.

Find the report here.

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David Holmes
4 years ago

My observations; Looks like only one board member is actually a funeral director?

Only a third of the highly valued Dignity staff, stay longer than ten years.

The boss has over two million in his pension pot and a substantial number of shares to add to his £5,000 a week pay.

They enjoyed the higher death rate in 2015, but fear a dip in 2016.

Kitty
Kitty
4 years ago

Wonder how much the smiley lady on the front cover is earning?

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor
4 years ago

But, as they say in those exalted circles, she can’t be paid more because she doesn’t create any wealth. And I wonder, when she dies, whether her estate could afford to employ her employer to provide her with a funeral.

Mark Shaw
4 years ago

Valid points. But in the end of the day it’s a free market and if the public choose to pay these prices, it’s their choice. For those who want to compare prices, there is plenty info out there on how to get maximum value.

Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark Shaw

Great minds think alike. I was going to say the same thing. It’s all about what the market can bear, what the shareholders think and what funeral consumer orgs can do to educate and empower bereaved people.

Independent FDs can do their bit by posting their prices online together with price-comparison tables. Get em up!!

Lucy Coulbert
4 years ago

I’m all for companies making money. As a business, I simply have to make a profit otherwise bills don’t get paid and I won’t be here another month. However, I find it immoral that funeral companies not only make this amount of money but can afford to pay someone £2.4 million a year for running it when there is clearly a huge problem with funeral poverty in the UK. I find it is the smaller companies that are offering the best value for money, but more importantly, are helping people that have little or no budget at all for a… Read more »

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor
4 years ago

If you’ve read even a small fraction of this document, Charles, your stomach’s a lot stronger than mine…. sorry, gotta dash upstai