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 […]

Bereavement Services in Cardiff

29 July 2018

Written by Services Manager, Claire Robertson: Here at Coles we believe choice is very important to the people we serve, and we work continuously to maintain excellent relationships with Cardiff’s many bereavement service providers so that we can be flexible in the arrangements we make for you.On our doorstep we have the popular Thornhill Crematorium […]

Cardiff – a wonderful place to live (and die)

24 July 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: I was thrilled to announce our news earlier this month that we will be opening our second funeral home in the city in order to better service our growing customer base in Cardiff North. (You’ll soon find the new place where the Barclays Bank used to be on Heathwood Road […]

PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors is Opening a New Funeral Home in Cardiff North

12 July 2018

CARDIFF – 12th July 2018 |Cardiff’s local, independent, family-run, funeral business – Coles Funeral Directors – is going from strength to strength and opening up a second funeral home in Cardiff North!Whilst Coles Funeral Directors premises on Newport Road remains their priority – the business’ year-on-year growth has meant a search for a second premises […]

PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors are proud Headline Sponsors for St Illtyd’s Catholic High School’s production of Singin’ in the Rain

2 July 2018

Cardiff, Rumney – 2nd July 2018| Community means everything to the team at Coles Funeral Directors, and St Illtyd’s Catholic High School is a pillar for many families in the Rumney area… so it is with great pride that the local, independent, family-run funeral business reports it’s sponsorship of the school’s acclaimed end of year […]

When should funeral arrangements not be a personal choice?

28 June 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: If you’ve read my previous blogs this month, I’ve been writing about the importance of personal choice when it comes to making funeral plans and arrangements. There really is no right or wrong way to say goodbye to a loved one, and at no point should you feel pressured by […]

What will your favourite flower say about you?

22 June 2018

Written by Services Manager, Claire Robertson: This month we’ve been talking about how it’s important to have choice when it comes to end of life care and funeral plans.  There is always a lot to think about when somebody dies and making funeral arrangements can be stressful. All too often, people feel hurried into making […]

Our step-by-step guide to personalising a funeral

14 June 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Last week, there were lots of news headlines about the lack of transparency and ‘confusion’ in the funeral industry, particularly around pricing.  We couldn’t agree more with Senior Director of Markets at Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Daniel Gordon, when he said to BBC News: “People can understandably be very […]

Funeral Industry under Scrutiny in the News… and its about time!

4 June 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: If you’ve listened to the news over the weekend you may well have picked up a story that is also making newspaper headlines – about the price of funerals, the choice available to people, and the conduct of companies selling pre-paid funeral plans. In the last couple of days, Ministers […]

Dying Matters – And here’s why…

14 May 2018

Written by Director Gareth Coles: Today marks the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week – a week dedicated to encouraging and helping people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. As you might expect, this is a mission that is very close to my […]

What is a multi-faith funeral?

30 April 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: It’s not all that long ago when traditional Christian ceremonies were the norm for funerals in the UK, but with an increasingly multicultural society in modern Britain, funeral providers have adapted the services we provide. People from all walks of life, cultures and religions are proud to call Cardiff their […]