Looking back over a decade

In July 2023, Adam Masters, our Managing Director, celebrates ten years with the business. Here he looks back at his time with the company, how the sector has changed over the past decade, and what’s next for Tributes. Joining Tributes… My career before Tributes was in a totally different sector – I worked as an […]

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Developing Close Supplier Relationships 

As our Purchasing Director, Gavin Wood, embarks on his regular ‘World Tour’ to catch up with our manufacturers, we take a look at the supplier relationships that have helped us build and sustain Tributes over nearly thirty years.   When Richard Bush (Bushy) first established Tributes the product range was extremely limited – we started out […]

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What did funerals look like in 2022?  

Understanding how people in the UK approach funeral planning is important to us, and  the publication of the Sunlife Cost of Dying report is always met with great interest. Whilst this may sound odd, the insight which the report provides into the wider industry is extremely valuable, not least of all because it looks at […]

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May Opening Times

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday 1st May, for the Early May Bank Holiday. All orders received on Monday 1st May, will be processed on Tuesday 2nd May. Our office will be closed on Monday 8th May, for the Coronation of King Charles III. All orders received on Monday 8th May, […]

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Choosing Tributes for Funeral Supplies

Here at Tributes we’ve been supporting funeral directors, and families, for many years and we are keen to share some of our work at our West Sussex head office and production facility. We want to lift the lid, introduce the people behind the business and showcase the work our team does to help support those […]

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White Willow Coffin

What happens during and after the cremation process?

Cremation is an increasingly popular choice for many individuals and their families. So, what’s involved in the cremation process?  After the service  Once the funeral service has taken place and the mourners have left the chapel, the coffin of the deceased is moved onto a transfer trolley through a concealed door. The coffin is then […]

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Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw

We’re delighted that Clare Shaw has taken the time to provide the following blog post. Clare is an author of children’s books and therapeutic stories for children of all ages. All her titles come from her own experiences and are written and designed to help children through tricky situations, such as bereavement or a parental […]

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How are we embracing sustainability?

As a business with a global reach, we’re very aware of the world around us and are working hard to minimise our impact on the planet. In the past few months, our Environmental Task Force has been established to set clear and achievable commitments towards operating more sustainably. Sustainability feels particularly relevant given how society’s […]

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Coming to terms with grief

Losing someone you love is one of the most difficult life events to come to terms with. All of us grieve differently, and grief affects us all in numerous ways – emotionally and physically. It’s important to remember that all reactions to grief are valid, and there isn’t one approach that is better or worse […]

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How do we produce and quality check our coffins.

How do we produce and quality check our coffins?

As a leading supplier to the funeral sector, we’re very proud that we’re known for our high quality and innovative products, which support families as they plan the funeral of a loved one.   A sense of innovation   We’ve always been keen to explore new ideas and bring something new to the funeral sector: after all, […]

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Jane Blackman funeral celebrant

Why should I choose a celebrant-led funeral service?

Celebrant-led funerals are on the increase. Whilst church and religious funerals are still right for many, they are no longer the only option. For those who are not religious or for whom a church or religious service wouldn’t feel fitting, there is now more choice when it comes to saying farewell. We spoke to Jane […]

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What is a direct cremation?  

  A direct cremation is a form of funeral that involves no service, no ceremony and typically has no mourners or attendees. It involves the deceased being moved directly from the mortuary, as soon as the death certificate is obtained, to the crematoria. In many cases, it will also mean no farewells or viewing of […]

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The wonder of willow – a history of English willow

Some of our newest, and most popular, products are made from English willow. This traditional material is known for being extremely sustainable, which makes it particularly appealing given the growing importance of climate change and other environmental issues. All of our English Willow Coffins are created by Coates English Willow, who are based in Somerset. […]

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What's the difference between a funeral celebrant and funeral director?

What’s the difference between a funeral celebrant and funeral director?

  When planning a funeral you might come across some terms which aren’t that familiar. Here we explain the roles of a funeral director, who makes the funeral arrangements, and a funeral celebrant, who you might choose to conduct the funeral service for you. If you are arranging a funeral, there will be a number […]

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english eco willow coffin

How can I make my funeral more eco-friendly?

  As a society, we’re becoming more aware of our environmental footprint and impact as we live our day-to-day lives. But is it possible to continue this awareness into your funeral? The good news is that yes, there are steps you can take, and it’s not just your funeral where you can make a difference.  […]

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