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23 May 2017

On behalf of SAIF and our Members, we offer our condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives and those who were injured last night at the Manchester Arena. We commend the emergency services, one of whom will of course be the funeral directors involved. SAIF offers support through SAIFSupport for any member firms directly involved either at this stage or with any of the funerals.

22 May 2017

SAIF's Paul Allcock comments on an article in The Guardian on Ian Brady's funeral. Read it here: http://bit.ly/2qMkCkh

17 May 2017

We’re delighted that Ian Cass, Managing Director of the Forum of Private Business, will be presenting at our Haydock Regional Meeting. Ian’s subject will be The Magnificent Seven issues facing private and family firms today - How to survive and thrive beyond these issues. This Regional Meeting is open to SAIF members and funeral companies interested in joining SAIF.

17 May 2017

Open to all SAIF Members, this webinar will be presented by Catherine Betley of SAIFSupport. Catherine will explain why self-care is so important in the funeral profession. She will give ideas on how you can improve and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your staff. Catherine will also describe the issues with which SAIFSupport is already helping SAIF members. To attend a webinar, you just need a PC, laptop or mobile device and internet access.

17 May 2017

How many firms have been contacted to do a repatriation from THRASH Funeral Home, Dallas, USA? (I know of 4!)

17 May 2017

The Scottish Government is seeking the views of funeral directors on The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2017. Although the changes only affect Scotland, the government is encouraging all funeral directors to respond. Comments are requested by Friday 9th June. Find out more. http://bit.ly/2pJfEp5

15 May 2017

Are you based near Pencoed? Join SAIF for our regional meeting on 24th May: http://bit.ly/2qIIhmC

15 May 2017

Are you near Tiverton? Join SAIF for our regional meeting on 23rd May http://bit.ly/2pBH7Jh

11 May 2017

SAIF Past President Paul Allcock asks if you should view your loved one in the chapel of rest. Read his views: http://bit.ly/2r36mkj

9 May 2017

The IFD College is holding two courses for funeral professionals in Glasgow on 1st and 8th June. http://bit.ly/2qlHUhy

9 May 2017

SAIF National President was interviewed recently on BBC Radio Sussex on child burial fees. Listen to the interview here. http://bit.ly/2puvP5q

4 May 2017

SAIF is hosting a webinar on Self Care and the role of SAIFSupport. Catherine Betley of Professional Help will present the webinar and all SAIF members are welcome to join at 3pm on 10th May. http://bit.ly/2p0qPJC

19 Apr 2017

With the funeral profession currently facing huge challenges, SAIF’s series of regional meetings brings support and guidance to our members and funeral businesses looking to join SAIF. Guest speaker at Newmarket will be Victoria Beswick of Trident Marketing who will present on 'Making Marketing Work.'

19 Apr 2017

With the funeral profession currently facing huge challenges, SAIF’s series of regional meetings brings support and guidance to our members and funeral businesses looking to join SAIF. Guest speaker in Durham will be Ian Cass, MD of the Forum of Private Business who will discuss the Magnificent Seven issues facing family and private businesses.

19 Apr 2017

SAIF's past president Paul Allcock has been appointed in the role of government liaison http://bit.ly/2pfCl3E

13 Apr 2017

The IFD College is running a Foundation Funeral Practitioner course at Wilmslow on 21st April: http://bit.ly/2oqJmvr

11 Apr 2017

Paul Allcock concludes his year with final SAIF President blog: http://bit.ly/2p0LsEU

28 Mar 2017

Make your views known on the regulation of the funeral profession - book your place on the debate in Stirling on 1st April. Whether or not you're Scottish based, regulation may affect your business. http://bit.ly/2otIPHD

27 Mar 2017

Welcome to SAIF's New National President Paul Bowley. http://bit.ly/2o0E2kO

23 Mar 2017

SAIF's cycling challengers are due to arrive in Harrogate early this afternoon. Please support them http://bit.ly/2nfXuZb

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