Organisations that we are proud to be associated with:
BIE – The British Institute of Embalmers
The only source of qualification for embalmers in this country. Promotes the arts of embalming and teaches and examines candidates. Its qualification is recognised globally with many divisions overseas. Candidates are trained and examined to a high standard of professionalism.
BIFD – The British Institute of Funeral Directors
Promoting qualified individual direction of funerals; offers tuition to up and coming candidates. Likewise, its licence to practice requires holders to maintain an annual statement of continuous professional development.
FAS – Funeral Arbitration Service
Responsible for monitoring individual complaints against participants; endeavours to handle all complaints in an impartial manner. The stages of involvement are quite clear and Thorne-Leggett will consider their judgement as final in all matters.
FFMA – Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers’ Association
This is the umbrella group of funeral suppliers, responsible for monitoring the quality of its members’ services. We endeavour where possible to obtain goods supplied from its members – and only those of the highest standard.
We are pleased to associate ourselves with Golden Charter pre-payment plans and in whose trust the Thorne-Leggett independent plans are placed. All monies paid to them in your name are placed on deposit and administered by an independent trust; ensuring that your funds remain secure.
NAFD – The National Association of Funeral Directors
The oldest established and principal trade association representing the funeral industry. Not only does it monitor the conduct of its members, but encourages professional status by producing the leading qualification accredited within the profession. In order to be admitted, firms have to reach a minimum standard of premises and adhere to the Code of Practice.
SAIF – The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
SAIF was established in 1989 and represents more than 950 privately owned, independent funeral homes across the UK. SAIF carry out regular premises inspections to ensure that the highest quality services are provided by their members. We adhere to SAIFs code of conduct, which ensures fairness and openness to you as a consumer.
We understand the importance of delivering a personal service of the highest standard and are proud to provide comprehensive funeral arrangements.
It is our policy to be open and informative about the funeral costs from the outset. Our costs are divided into three main groups.
In addition to traditional black limousines, we offer nostalgic glass hearses drawn by two or four Friesian horses and a restored Edwardian hand wheel bier.