Why Choose an

Independent Funeral Director?

Independent Funeral Directors

Part of the Community

The independent funeral profession has a long and proud history of personal service to local communities. Carrying on the family tradition is a way of life for many independent funeral directors, and we are deeply committed to upholding professional standards. Some of the oldest continuously operated businesses in Britain are family-owned firms.

Some funeral homes may not be quite as independent as they seem. It is becoming increasingly common for national chains to purchase smaller independents and keep the name. If you are ever unsure, you only need to ask.

Why an

Independent Funeral Director Is Better


Personal Pride

This is our business. Our neighbourhood is your neighbourhood. We take great pride in our funeral homes and our vehicles. We are also proud of our staff, for whom we maintain a regular training programme to ensure the highest level of professional service.

Long-Term Commitment

We have a long-term commitment to our community. This is where we live and work. It’s where we plan to stay. When you need us, we’ll be here.

Devoted to Families

We provide a premium service at an affordable cost. In our locally owned firm, there is no pressure from head office to increase profits at the expense of service. We know our business will do well when we serve you well.

Knowledge of Local Traditions

Funeral traditions vary greatly around the country. We know and appreciate local customs and expectations because we have served in this community for many years. Our knowledge of the local area ensures that we can provide a professional and personal service.

A Personal Investment in the Community

Just as you do, we turn to our local firms for services and products. We choose to do business with people we know and trust. Whenever possible, we also support local charities and community organisations. When your family suffers the loss of a loved one, it can be comforting to know your funeral director. We make every effort to be involved in our community and to create the kind of personal relationship which leads to an individual, sensitive service. We understand the needs of the community and are therefore able to provide the best service to local families.

We’re part of your community. Treat us as family. We will always be here when you need us.

Part of a society that

Exists To Help Society

We are proud to be members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, the only professional organisation in the UK exclusively dedicated to serving local independent funeral directors and their communities.

Though we’re locally owned, we are not limited in our service. Through our membership of the Society, we can assist your family in the event of a death occurring away from home. This is made even easier when arrangements have been made in advance through a pre-paid funeral plan.

From pre-paid funeral plans to the funeral itself and any additional advice or services, you can rely on us to meet every requirement.

It’s often easier to deal with people you know, especially when they provide a flexible and personal service. Whether you need our advice when choosing a pre-paid funeral plan or information on the choice of funeral services available and costs, we fully understand the sensitivity of such enquiries and that it takes time to make decisions. So, if you would like a friendly chat with no pressure or obligation, please get in touch. If our immediate assistance is needed at the time of death, remember we are here to serve you 24 hours a day, every day of the year. After all, we’re part of the community.

Treat us as family. We will always be here when you need us.