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Inside the ecoLegacy Dublin HQ Editor’s note: Since writing this article, we have been informed of some serious misgivings about the Ecolation offer, and we would advise any readers to consider the points raised by Mary in the comments below. For clarity, the Good Funeral Guide does not endorse ecolation
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Josefine Speyer, wife of the late Nicholas Albery and co-founder and patron of The Natural Death Centre Charity   “Despite the list of contenders for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award being jam packed with luminaries from the death world, the judges were unanimous in their decision that this year the
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Fran Glover & Carrie Weekes of A Natural Undertaking Carrie and Fran run a funeral business in Birmingham where they have enjoyed rapid success by facilitating highly personalized, non-traditional funerals. Carrie Weekes and Fran Glover launched their business in Birmingham in 2014 because they felt that current funeral and commemorative
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Judith Dandy of Dandelion Farewells Judith is an outstanding example of a new wave of breath-of-fresh-air funeral business owners – what the Good Funeral Guide terms ‘artisan’ funeral directors. Some people call them alternative funeral directors. Typically, they reject what they regard as the arcane traditions and mystique of funeral
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Guest post by Ruth Phelps of www.borca.co.uk I opened my stall on Norwich Market in January 2016 and stock sustainably-resourced willow, green ash and rush baskets from household laundry baskets to bike and log and picnic hampers and much more. I additionally stock Fairtrade baskets from Palestine and seek to
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Ru’s opening words to the assembled guests struck a chord with many who were there, so we thought we’d put them on the blog for the whole world to read. Over to you Rupert. “Welcome everyone to the Good Funeral Awards 2016! It started off, as so many good things
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Like you, at GFG Towers we’ve been waiting for summer to start. No sign so far, so rather than watching the umbrellas go up at Wimbledon yet again, we’ve wangled invitations to a whole number of gatherings of the great and the good in funeralworld. Indoor ones. First up was a
Charles Cowling
Poppy’s Funerals moved into two 19th-century buildings in Lambeth Cemetery, Tooting in January 2016. Here they install a mortuary into the old chapel.  
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
    When the GFG, in conjunction with the Plunkett Foundation, announced a community funerals initiative back in 2012, we supposed that someone might pick it up and run with it. The Plunkett Foundation, far cleverer than us, was pretty confident they would.  They contacted all their community shops and community