2018 – What a year for Coles Funeral Directors!

31 December 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: What a year for the Coles Team! It has been pretty non-stop as we launched our new Direct Cremation service in January, opened our new premises in Heath, and expanded our fleet with a striking Silver Hearse and Limousines. These landmark changes mean Coles Funeral Directors has been able to […]

A proud moment – Funeral Director of the Year Finalist

15 September 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: This morning I’m travelling to Bournemouth with my wife and Head of Communications Francesca, fellow Funeral Director James Rogers, and Trainee Funeral Director Steven Long. And whatever happens at the Good Funeral Awards ceremony later – I can honestly say I’m really proud of our team and our accomplishments…Being nominated […]

Steven Long is Trainee Funeral Director of the Year Finalist

14 September 2018

Written by Trainee Funeral Director, Steven Long: Have you ever been interested in a career in the funeral industry? I know it’s not for everyone, but it can be really rewarding – and I wanted to share my story with you today ahead of the Good Funeral Awards tomorrow…For more than twenty years, I was […]

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 […]

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 […]

A look back at Coles Funeral Directors’ 2017…

29 December 2017

Written by Director Gareth Coles: It’s with bittersweet reflection that I look back through 2017. After all, a very busy year for Coles Funeral Directors means that many of the families we’ve worked with will have been missing someone special during this Season’s festivities. We hope you’ve been remembering the good times…Throughout the year, a number of […]

Today we are celebrating at the ‘Death Oscars’

7 September 2017

Written by Gareth Coles: Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Funeral Trade’ ( or Death Oscars), today I have the pleasure of accompanying James Rogers at the Good Funeral Awards at Porchester Hall in London.James is a finalist in the Funeral Arranger of the Year category, having been nominated for the tremendous work he does with […]

Press Release: Cardiff Funeral Director named Funeral Arranger of the Year Finalist at ‘Death Oscars’ 2017

6 September 2017

Cardiff, Wales, September 6th, 2017| James Rogers of independent Cardiff firm, Coles Funeral Directors, is up for the prestigious title of ‘Funeral Arranger of the Year 2017’ at the Good Funeral Awards – dubbed ‘the Death Oscars’ (or the Oscars of the funeral trade).Now in its sixth year, the Good Funeral Awards were set up […]

Funeral Arranger of the Year Finalist

7 August 2017

Written by Gareth Coles It is my absolute pleasure to announce that James Rogers is a Good Funeral Awards 2017 Finalist in the category of Funeral Arranger of the Year.  James has 15+ years’ experience in the funeral industry, and has been a Funeral Director for over a decade.  He joined the Coles Funeral Directors team […]