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Why Choose an Independent Family Funeral Director?

Why Choose an Independent Family Funeral Director?

To carry on the family tradition is a way of life for many 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. They are deeply committed to upholding professional standards.

Some of the oldest, continuously operated businesses in Britain are locally owned by family firms.

What’s in a Name?

In all forms of business today there are big, international companies that have made their profits through taking over small firms. The funeral profession is no exception. Many businesses have been swallowed up by the giants. The trouble is there usually isn’t any change of name to tell you the difference. That makes it hard for you to distinguish between the family owned firm and the conglomerate. Without asking, you might never know if the owners your family has trusted over the years continue to make the decisions, which will affect the service you receive when you need to make funeral arrangements.

If You’re Unsure, Ask

It’s important that you know who you’re speaking to – an independent funeral director or just one of the branches of a vast conglomerate. When you need the services of a funeral director, you should turn to the firm which has an investment in your community, established over the years.

Single Minded Devotion

All our attention is concentrated on satisfying the needs of our friends and neighbours. We are not distracted or bound by corporate rules handed down from head office. We are flexible, and responsive to your needs.

Personal Pride

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

Long Term Commitment

Not only do we want to meet your current needs. We also seek to build a relationship of trust, so that you will return to us in the future. 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 there.

Devoted to Families, not Profits

Large concerns answer to shareholders. We answer to you. In our locally owned firm there is no pressure from head office to increase profits. 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 years. On the other hand, the staff and management assigned to a funeral home from a national company may be from another area. Ignorance of local traditions might cause disappointment when expectations are not met.

Part of a Society that Exists to Help Society

We are proud members of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, the only professional organisation in the UK exclusively dedicated to serving the local independent family-owned funeral director and his or her community. Some 60% of funerals throughout the country are arranged by independents.

Service that goes beyond your Community

Though were locally owned. We’re not limited in our service. Through our membership of the Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors, 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.

A Personal Relationship

When your family suffers the loss of a loved one, it can be comforting to know your funeral director. We take every effort to be involved in our community and to create the kind of personal relationship which leads individual, sensitive service.

It’s nice to know who you’re talking to

If you’re like most people , you find it easier to deal with people you know. You like the flexibility and personal service.

We feel the same way.

Saltcoats (head office)
29 Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, KA21 5EB
Tel: 01294 607001 | Fax: 01294 606407

3 Lade Street, Largs KA30 8AZ
Tel: 01475 670555 | Fax: 01475 670555

Memorial Showroom
25 Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, KA21 5EB
Tel: 01294 607001 | Fax: 01294 606407

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