Organisations that we are proud to be associated with:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.