Fran is a former award winning funeral director with many years experience of both funeral directing and managing natural burial grounds. Formerly a trustee of the Natural Death Centre Charity, Fran is now CEO of the Good Funeral Guide and oversees the GFG accreditation scheme, the gold standard for recommending funeral directors across the UK.
Charles is the founder of the GFG and one of the directors of the GFG CIC. He is the creator of this website and author of the book of the same title (available to grace your bookshelves here). As a campaigner for better funerals Charles likes to sing the praises of the many people in the funeral industry whose work goes largely unrecognised. He exposes bad practice too, of course, and is proud of the independence and freedom to say exactly what he thinks, however controversial.
John helps families to create meaningful and positively memorable funeral ceremonies in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. He has worked in prisons in Perú, chef at BBC TV Centre, designed and delivered educational programmes for senior leaders across all sectors and knows a thing or two about business planning, customer service and managing complex projects. A former probation officer In London he sits as a magistrate in the adult criminal and family courts and adjudicates appeals in Crown Court. He is passionate about helping people get access to the information they need, when they need it, regarding funerals. He loves science fiction, Brompton cycling, animals, travel and all things spiritual.
Richard Honeysett has been practising as a celebrant since 2010. His lucky break came in his first conversation with a funeral director who recommended he read the Good Funeral Guide blog – because that was where it was all happening. He has never looked back, becoming one of the two founding directors of the Good Funeral Guide Community Interest Company.