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Are other countries better than the UK at planning funerals?
27 February 2020
We all know how important it is to plan for those big life moments yet so many of us are reluctant to even think about planning our funeral. For Brits, it can be quite disconcerting to think about our demise and what’s going to happen once we’ve said our final goodbye and the stats reflect […]
Coles Shortlisted For Funeral Planner of the Year Awards
2 July 2019
We are over the moon to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has been shortlisted in the national Golden Charter Funeral Planner of the Year Awards. The event celebrates the achievements of independent funeral directors throughout the UK who have excelled in areas such as entrepreneurship, environmentalism and innovation. We are a few months away from […]
The Coles Hub is Officially Open in Rhiwbina , Cardiff
17 May 2019
A special thanks to our award-winning neighbours, Organicafe, for the delicious cake and to all the local councillors who stopped by to support this new venture (before heading to present Dame Shirley Bassey with her Freedom Honour!) We took the opportunity to ask everyone who joined us how they could see themselves, and their families, friends and […]
Coles Funeral Directors to launch dedicated Bereavement Hub in the heart of Cardiff during Dying Matters Awareness Week
2 May 2019
Later this month the Coles Funeral Directors team is taking on the challenging task of getting the people of Cardiff talking about death as part of the ‘Are We Ready?’ Dying Matters campaign. On Friday 17th May 2019 (9:30-12:30), Coles Funeral Directors is holding a Community Coffee Morning to mark the opening of a new Bereavement Hub at […]
Are you ready? We are. Because Dying Matters.
30 April 2019
Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the ‘D-word’ and how to bring it up in conversation. Today I wanted to signpost some more useful resources and invite you to talk to us about what happens when you die. Even if your family or friends aren’t quite ready to talk about death – […]
PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors holds community Coffee & Cake morning to support Time to Talk Day
12 February 2019
On Thursday 7th February, Coles Funeral Directors held a community Coffee & Cake morning at its new funeral home in Birchgrove as part of the nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health. Well-attended by the Coles team, residents, local business people and local councillors Graham Hinchey (below right) and Lyn Hudson […]
Coles Funeral Directors open for business in Birchgrove
29 November 2018
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: It is with the greatest of pleasures that I can announce Coles Funeral Directors on Heathwood Road, Birchgrove, is open for business! Last night, in front of Coles’ family and friends, Rhian Mannings – founder of the charity 2 Wish Upon a Star – cut the ribbon to officially launch […]
James shortlisted for Funeral Arranger of the Year for second year running!
13 September 2018
Written by Funeral Director, James Rogers: On Saturday 15th September, I’m heading to Bournemouth with Gareth, Steven and Francesca to attend the Good Funeral Awards 2018. When I received the news that I have been nominated by the families I work with as Funeral Arranger of the Year for the second year running – I couldn’t […]
PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors goes from strength to strength
12 September 2018
Second independent, boutique funeral home set to open in Heathwood, Cardiff, creating rare career opportunities in the funeral industry. This announcement comes in light of its celebration at being named as a finalist in four categories at the prestigious Good Funeral Awards Local businessman, Director Gareth Coles, promises fair funerals for all Coles Funeral Directors is […]
Is there a Funeral Price War raging – and if so, who started it?
7 September 2018
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Over the summer you may have been made aware of the considerable turmoil in the funeral industry at the moment… Well, behind the scenes here at Coles we’ve been pulling out all the stops to campaign on your behalf for fairer funeral prices for all – and wanted to share […]
Your Final Act of Love: Caring for the Dead
28 February 2018
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: When I started in the death care industry many moons ago – I made a decision. A commitment if you will, to the dying, the dead and the grieving, that I would do my very best to take care of them and ensure the funerals I planned would perfectly reflect […]
February Funeral Flower of the Month: It had to be the rose!
17 February 2018
Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: It would be remiss of me not to talk about the rose this month – it is, after all, synonymous with love, Valentine’s Day, and the month of February. Perhaps you were lucky to receive a red rose last Wednesday? The rose was the clear choice for our Petal […]