Updated: Dec 12, 2020
In yet another article written by the media pondering the benefits of becoming a funeral director in today's society, Luke Johnson reviews this £2bn annual market.
In his article "Business of death is a profitable undertaking" in the Sunday Times, Johnson revisits some of the recent media scrutiny on the large market players for the high costs of funerals, where they have been "accused of sharp practices and exploiting the bereaved."
He looks also at the changing behaviours of a society moving away from religious ceremonies and the rise of cremations, concluding that "Unquestionably, undertaking is an unusual profession, and not for the faint of heart. Yet there are many dedicated funeral directors who take great pride in providing a compassionate service with empathy and respect."
We couldn't agree more. This industry is ready for disruption and needs more independent funeral directors to bring back that personal touch and to challenge the big players to keep everyone focused on the customer.
So if you are good with people, great at organising and think you have what it takes to become a funeral director, we want to hear from you. We will provide you with a proven business model, training, marketing and on-going support in return for your financial investment and commitment to succeed.