This month, Funeral Director Monthly looks at the period before the funeral, when a deceased person is in the care of a funeral home, and the difference funeral directors make to families’ experience of death through the ways they care for them and their family. Inside you will find a first person profile of Jackie Lymn Rose, funeral director and Fellow of the British Institute of Embalmer, who has carved a career bringing peace to families through the preparation and presentation of their loved one. Click here to read the full story. The November edition also includes a feature on how Britons are saving less and not planning ahead, leaving many families facing a funding gap when it comes to paying for a funeral as well as news on the key industry leadership role played by the NAFD in the four UK parliaments and assemblies on discussions about the future of the profession. ...read more
Death is having a moment. Long the last taboo of polite conversation, the subject is practically omnipresent these days. In fact, it’s arguable that it’s finally becoming fashionable to talk about death.read more
There’s a special feature in February’s Funeral Director Monthly on how the tools of the funeral trade are evolving to meet the needs of funeral directors and bereaved families.read more
January’s Funeral Director highlights how the NAFD’s annual graduation demonstrates the commitment by funeral firms and their employees to be the best.read more
There will eight special editorial themes in Funeral Director Monthly during 2016, meaning even more in-depth articles and opportunities for funeral firms and suppliers to talk about their new services, products and discuss important themes for the sector.read more
The November edition of Funeral Director Monthly is packed. Literally bursting at the seams and the cover is one of our most visually arresting. Dia Los Muertos – ‘Day of the Dead’ – is now one of the world’s most instantly recognisable festivals and in the November edition we dive into its origins in Aztec lore, its traditions and – especially its colour.read more
The dramatic cover of the October edition of Funeral Director Monthly highlights a ‘personalised medicine’ revolution, spearheaded by four NAFD member funeral firms, which is set to ensure that people’s precious DNA is preserved before it is lost forever through cremation or burial.read more
In September’s FDM you’ll find a feature covering the latest trends in memorialisation.
In just a short space of time the market for choice and individuality in memorials has exploded, reflecting the move towards the funeral as a consumer market place, driven by the demands of bereaved families who are being influenced by celebrity funerals, media commentary and a natural desire for the same level of choice that they find in other aspects of life.
In the piece, Funeral Director Monthly catches up with Funeral Products, Heavens Above Fireworks, MuchLoved, LeisureBench, JC Atkinson and Shaw’s Funeral Products to find out the latest trends in their respective businesses.read more
Each May in the UK Dying Matters Awareness Week seeks to encourage healthy conversation about death and dying, removing the stigma and fear about the end of life. In September’s Funeral Director Monthly we look at the Church of England’s new ‘Gravetalk’ project and also Australia’s version of Dying Matters Awareness Week ‘Dying to Know Day’ to see how the debate continues to shift and change as people become more comfortable with discussing death and funerals. ...read more
The cover of August’s Funeral Director Monthly leads with The NAFD picking up awards for Magazine of the Year, for Funeral Director Monthly, and for NAFD Chief Executive Officer, Alan Slater MBE, at the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice awards in July.read more