Finishing touches: a conversation with one of our florists

There are a variety of elements which are commonly considered when organising a funeral, one of which is flowers.  We thought this would be the ideal opportunity to gain perspective from someone who works regularly with Freeman Brothers though not directly for us, and we’re pleased to present this blog in collaboration with Felicity from […]

Our response to the Competition and Markets Authority investigation

You may have recently seen lots of publicity in the press about the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into funeral pricing. Having spent the last six months in a preliminary investigation, the CMA has announced it wishes to launch a full investigation.

Filming funerals – accuracy vs artistic license

Because I have previous experience in drama, I understand that not everything can be accurate. There isn’t time to research the crux of every issue (although there are times when research obviously has to be done, particularly involving sensitive subjects such as sexual crime). I am always impressed by actors- particularly in soaps- being able […]

Material world: coffins are no longer simply wooden

If asked to picture a coffin, many people will probably conjure up the image of a wooden box with metal handles.  However, the reality is that coffins are now available in a wide variety of materials and styles. 

Download our funeral planning resource here

During Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018, we launched our latest funeral planning resource. 

Charity update: Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors supporting local charities

When Freeman Brothers returned to the South of England Show in 2018, there were several elements to the offering on our stand, one of which was to incorporate some charity fundraising.

Freeman Brothers joins MuchLoved

There are many innovations taking place in the funeral industry, from funeral announcements via social media to webcasting funeral services.  With the internet and contemporary technologies offering different methods of continuing familiar traditions, one of the most popular newer developments in this industry is to facilitate donations to charity being made online. 

New system for Medical Examiners is announced

In June, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that a new system of death certification would be brought into effect in England in Wales in April 2019.

National Association of Funeral Directors Conference 2018 round-up

We’ve just returned from the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Conference, held 18th to 20th May in the beautiful North-East of England. The NAFD’s calendar runs from mid-May. Each year welcomes a new President, who, at the end of the year, holds a Conference in their local area. President for 2017-18 was Alison Crake, […]