Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 27, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF President’s ponderings on pressure, preparation and personalisation

30 years ago I sat my diploma in Funeral Directing and was lucky enough to pass on the first...

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February 27, 2017   //   No Comments

Free Facebook training for SAIF Members on 8th March

SAIF is delighted to provide a training session for members on 8th March on Promoting your business through Facebook. ...

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February 24, 2017   //   No Comments

Body Worlds – Art or Science?

To leave a body to science is a familiar concept, but leaving a body to a public museum exhibition...

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February 23, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF webinar recording available

SAIF’s January webinar is now available to watch online.  The subject was Event and community marketing for your funeral...

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February 22, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF’s first digital marketing campaign launches

SAIF has launched its first digital marketing campaign to encourage members of the public to use the services of...

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February 22, 2017   //   No Comments

Annual increase in winter deaths returns to average levels

The annual increase in deaths over winter has returned to average levels following a spike in 2014/15, according to...

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February 21, 2017   //   No Comments

Why choose an independent funeral director?

The death of a loved one is understandably an emotional and upsetting experience. Yet at this very moment of...

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February 20, 2017   //   No Comments

Learn from the experts at SAIF’s AGM Weekend

On Saturday 25 March, guests’ at the SAIF AGM will have the chance of free training during the business...

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February 17, 2017   //   No Comments

Training for Autism Awareness

SAIF Members may remember Training2Care’s Virtual Dementia Tour, indeed several members organised the training at their own premises.  The...

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February 16, 2017   //   No Comments

Scottish funeral directors – join the debate on the future of your profession

The NAFD Scotland will be hosting a debate aimed at practising funeral directors in Scotland and will look at...

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February 13, 2017   //   No Comments

Meet Paralympic gold medallist Gordon Reid at SAIF’s AGM weekend

SAIF members will be able to meet inspirational athlete Gordon Reid at the AGM Weekend on 24th March in...

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February 10, 2017   //   No Comments

Bizarre excuses for not paying the National Minimum Wage

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage...

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February 9, 2017   //   No Comments

Thoughts on funeral poverty from SAIF’s President Paul Allcock

On 17 January, I attended a round-table ministerial meeting with Caroline Nokes MP and representatives of the Department of...

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February 8, 2017   //   No Comments

Explore the key factors facing the funeral sector

As the funeral sector prepares for possible legislative changes, the Cremation and Burial Communication and Education (CBCE) 2017 will...

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February 6, 2017   //   No Comments

Car tax changes

The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with...

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February 3, 2017   //   No Comments

World Cancer Day 4th February

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the world...

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February 2, 2017   //   No Comments

Do you have a ‘Driving at Work’ policy?

In October of last year, a lorry driver pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving...

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February 2, 2017   //   No Comments

IFD College publishes Spring/Summer Course Schedule

The IFD College has released dates for courses in Spring and Summer 2017. The courses are tailored specifically for...

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February 2, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Weekend’s Guest of Honour announced

SAIF members attending the AGM and banquet weekend on 24 to 26 March will be able to meet inspirational...

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February 1, 2017   //   No Comments

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 will be taking place from 6th to 10th March.  Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the...

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