Fran Hall
We are privileged to be able to publish a guest blog from Tracy Douthwaite today. Tracy works providing training and talks about mental health awareness and wellbeing. Her husband Steve is pictured above, in his garden last summer. Steve died earlier this year, and Tracy found finding a funeral director a
Fran Hall
Here’s a curious thing. Yesterday, an article written by Bird Loved and Mark Casci for the Yorkshire Post was widely circulating on social media. It was entitled ‘How independent funeral directors offer far better prices than the chain operators’. And it was very, very good. Like others, we retweeted it
Fran Hall
  In a blistering attack on the funeral industry in America this week, Michael Waters wrote in Washington Monthly: ‘The cost of death services has long exasperated Americans. In December 1856, a New York Times editorial argued that “nobody that is not comfortably off in this world’s goods can afford to die” because “to pass into the
Fran Hall
Poppy Mardall of Poppy’s Funerals We’re a bit late to the party, as this came out last week, but we were prompted by a comment from a regular reader on another blog post (thanks Andrew!!) We were delighted to see one of our Recommended Funeral Directors featured in a documentary
Fran Hall
      We were pleased to receive an e-mail recently advising us that the National Association of Funeral Directors has appointed an interim CEO, some four months since the role became vacant. It’s been quite a while without a steady hand at the NAFD tiller, and taking on the
Fran Hall
Dying Matters, the former NCPC coalition, now under the wings of Hospice UK, sent out an e-mail bulletin this week with an update on this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week, presumably to most of their 32,000 members. Top feature in the bulletin was the large Co-op logo and blurb shown
Fran Hall
Guest post Ed’s note – the writer of this blog post is known to us, however their identity is being withheld for reasons that are obvious. ‘The subject of bullying is in the media a lot these days, especially bullying within the work place. Most fair and just people think
Fran Hall
  It’s here! Today’s the day that the first Hospice Funerals branch in the UK opens for business. The people of Taunton have been watching the refurbishment of the former charity shop over the last few weeks, as the grey paint (not dark and forbidding) was applied to the exterior
Fran Hall
This afternoon an e-mail was sent to all members of the National Association of Funeral Directors announcing that Mandie Lavin, the CEO appointed just under 15 months ago, is no longer employed by the Association. No explanation has been given for her abrupt departure, but as the current President steps
Fran Hall
The team at Full Circle Funerals Another category attracting many strong nominations and entries, the title of Best Modern Funeral Director reflects a growing change in the funeral sector to a more contemporary approach to funeral arrangements. The judges looked at all aspects of the companies that were shortlisted including