The British Institute of Funeral Directors

The British Institute of Funeral Directors is an organisation of highly experienced, qualified Funeral Directors who provide care for professionally qualified individuals working within the Funeral Industry. Its main aim is to promote education within the profession.

The Funeral Service Journal

First published in 1886, the FSJ has become the leading journal in British funeral directing. Independent funeral directors, Co-operative societies, Dignity branches, and other group companies are all subscribers. The FSJ has a substantial readership in Ireland and can even be found in funeral directorsā€™ offices around the world. It is a lively, colourful, monthly magazine featuring news items, mortality figures for the UK and Ireland, regular features, and the most comprehensive classified advertising section in British funeral directing. For advertisers, the magazine is the best way to reach funeral directors, and for funeral directors, it is the best chance of keeping up to date with events in the industry.


No one ever wants to organise a funeral but when the inevitable happens it is reassuring to know that a National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) member firm will guide you through the process and help you make arrangements at what can be a very upsetting time.


The British Institute of Embalmers was founded in 1927 by a group of 15 Funeral Directors who recognised the need for a separate organisation for the professional embalmer.The ā€˜Memorandum of Associationā€™ lists 19 Objectives for which the Institute was established. Many of these are legal statements concerning the activities in which the Institute may be concerned and, whilst vital for the correct functioning of the Institute, are not directly concerned with embalming itself.

National Funeral Exhibition

The National Funeral Exhibition is one of the most important exhibitions in the international funeral events calender and features products and services from every conceivable sector in the funeral industry


The Co-operative Funeralcare has become the countryā€™s leading funeral director because of the high quality of care we deliver through our people working at a local level, who are backed by resources and expertise that only a trusted national organisation can provide.


Established in 1939, the FFMA is the link between manufacturers/suppliers of goods and the end-users; the funeral directors and the crematoria. Its aim is to ensure that quality goods are produced and the traditionally high standards are maintained within the profession.

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