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Product Designer Steven Smith

Striving for Outstanding Product Design in the Funeral Industry

Introducing Steven Smith: Our Innovative Product Designer  It may seem a little strange introducing a man who, in some way, shape or form, has been with us for almost 30 years. However, after a varied career at the cutting edge of product design in various industries, we are hugely excited to finally welcome Steven Smith […]

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Our Guide to the Top 8 Rising Funeral Trends for 2024

The Top 8 Funeral Trends for 2024  The funeral industry is a constantly evolving sector, with new technologies and practices being developed, and environmental and financial factors impacting consumer preferences. Here at Tributes, we’ve researched and analysed the market and have put together our predictions for the top 8 funeral trends we expect to see […]

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Tributes Awarded Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Looking After Our Most Important Asset: Our People In a time where the cost of living means many employees are struggling to make ends meet, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve recently been recognised as a Living Wage Employer. This accreditation is not just a badge we wear with honour; it represents our commitment to […]

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Tributes Attends the 2024 SAIF Banquet Weekend AGM

Compassion and Comradery at SAIF’s 2024 Banquet Weekend AGM  In an industry built on the pillars of compassion, professionalism and unwavering support, the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) stands as a guiding light for those navigating the complexities of bereavement.   As the UK’s venerable congregation of independent funeral directors convened […]

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Easter 2024 Opening times, collections and deliveries

The Easter countdown has officially started!  Here is some useful information about our opening times and our delivery schedules over the Easter period.  Please remember to place your order by Wednesday 27th March 2024 for standard next-day delivery before Easter.  Below you will find information on our opening times over Easter and the collection and […]

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The role of horticulture in coffin production

As the popularity of naturally woven coffins has increased, the market has responded. This has prompted closer relationships between funeral suppliers and the horticultural industry to ensure there is sufficient supply to meet demand, both now and into the future.   Of course, there’s always been close working relationships between the funeral industry and ‘growers’, particularly […]

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Creating Coloured Coffins

Personalising the funeral service of a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate their life and reflect their individual character. Whilst there are many options when it comes to planning a service, one of the most striking ways to capture an individual’s personality is with a coloured coffin. A coloured coffin is painted a […]

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three images from Heath Hope's funeral in Emmerdale. In the centre the corner of a woven coffin can be viewed through the window of a hearse, there is a floral name display for Heath. the right image shows the coffin being lifted by pallbearers in black into a church. The left image shows a young woman holding a white mourning the loss.

What coffin was used for Heath Hope’s funeral in Emmerdale?

If you are an Emmerdale fan, we are certain, you will have been shocked at the storyline which aired on New Year’s Day featuring the death of 16-year-old, Heath Hope. On Thursday, January 18 we witnessed the villagers gather for his funeral. Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed that Heath had a woven coffin for his […]

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Rattan Coffin: A beautiful neutrally toned coffin

Introducing a beautiful new coffin into our range of woven designs; the Rattan Coffin. Naturally a lighter colour than willow, our Rattan Coffin offers families a neutrally toned coffin for their loved ones. For families seeking a lighter shade of coffin, the rattan is a great alternative to a white-coloured or a white willow coffin. […]

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5 Tips for your first Christmas without a loved one 

From the lead-up to Christmas day to the New Year celebrations, feeling festive when you’ve lost a loved one can be difficult. Whether their passing is recent or in the last few years, the loss will be felt by your family year after year. We’ve compiled some tips for making sure you’re looking after yourself […]

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We’re ISO 14001 Accredited!

An important step in our sustainability journey, we’ve been ISO 14001 accredited.  We’re pleased to confirm that we have been certified as compliant with ISO 14001. This accreditation marks a significant milestone in our sustainability roadmap as we endeavour to become a B Corp.  Congratulations to all our team for their efforts towards ensuring we […]

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Christmas Delivery Times 2023

We don’t know about you, but we are officially on a Christmas countdown! Here is all the information you need regarding placing orders and deliveries during this period. FOR STANDARD NEXT-DAY DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.   Friday, December 15   Monday, December 18   Monday, December 18   Tuesday, December 19 […]

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Four images of a factory. On the far left, a man and a woman are sitting in a metal workshop working on making small wooden boxes. The centre left is of two women with their backs to the camera working on making small wooden boxes. The centre right shows stack of woven coffins in a warehouse. Far Right shows a shirtless man from the far east working outside with strands of wood.

Dispelling the myths – our work with partners in the Far East

We’ve worked with our suppliers in the Far East for many years and recognise the strong values and supply chains which the region upholds. Yet media scare stories about some aspects of foreign production have come to define the sector. Gavin Wood, our Products and Purchasing Director, recently returned from a visit to our trusted […]

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The carbon footprint of our products 

In 2022, we began the process of analysing and recording the carbon footprint of our business and each of our products. Our Environmental Task Force, which brings together team members from across our business, felt that this process needed to act as the overarching activity that would then go on to inform all other aspects […]

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Looking back over two decades

In October 2023, Gavin Wood, our Products and Purchasing Director, celebrates 20 years with the business. We spoke to him to look back at his time at Tributes and understand the key moments of his career from the last two decades.    Joining Tributes I joined Tributes fresh from college where I’d studied hand crafted […]

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