Funeral directors to the core
Funeral Partners Limited was founded in 2007 by Phillip Greenfield, who was a founding shareholder in the Fairways Partnership some years earlier.
We have a common language. We have empathy. We understand that the businesses that come on board are ‘selling the family jewels’. When they ask ‘what do I do now?’ we understand.
_Phillip Greenfield Chief Executive Officer
FP’s model is based on acquiring independent funeral directors, retaining their heritage – a major asset – and putting in investment, training and improved processes in order to build a brand with a reputation for absolute reliability, trust and quality.
FP’s name for integrity and honesty attracts funeral directors. They appreciate FP’s deep knowledge of the sector-many of the senior staff were born and raised in family‑run funeral businesses themselves – and its commitment to building each acquired company’s business while retaining its identity within its community.
Despite FP’s low-key approach to growing its business, it conducted funerals for over a thousand people in its first year, and today there are over 130 branches in towns and cities from the south coast of England to Scotland.
It continues to grow rapidly, and is creating a modern and well-run business built on the foundation of the best traditions of the profession in a highly fragmented market. Above all, FP offers a sensitive but professional service to grieving families and is leading the way in shaping and setting new standards in our honourable and historic profession.