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All the latest news from the team at Jackson Family Funeral Directors. For more information about any of the news features below please contact [email protected]

Jacksons Win SME Business Elite Award

JACKSON’S WIN SME NEWS’ BUSINESS ELITE AWARD 2020

18th August 2020. Worcestershire’s independently family owned, Jackson Family Funeral Directors wins an SME News’ Business Elite Award 2020 for ‘Best Family Run Funeral Services Firm’. Jackson Family Funeral Directors, who are proud to be one of the very few remaining independently owned Funeral Directors in Worcestershire, have won an SME News’ Business Elite Award, praising their family values and their commitment to the community. Particularly in a time when coronavirus has affected families across the region, these awards recognise the continual high standard of care that Jackson Family Funeral Directors show at a very emotional time. Matthew Jackson, Managing

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New direct cremations website

JACKSON’S LAUNCH NEW DIRECT CREMATIONS WEBSITE

20th July 2020. Jackson Family Funeral Directors have launched a new website, specifically designed for their direct cremations funeral services at https://www.funeralsdirectcremation.co.uk/ to aid the simple process of booking a modern funeral. Providing honest services with complete transparency, Jackson Family Funeral Directors have launched their new website which is dedicated to the needs of families and loved ones looking for a sensitive and professional direct cremation. With options for pre-paid plans, information regarding frequently asked questions (FAQ) and an online cost calculator, the new direct cremations website provides a central resource for cost effective modern direct cremations. Matthew Jackson, Managing

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Matt Jackson Worcestershire Ambassadors

MATTHEW JACKSON ELECTED AS A WORCESTERSHIRE AMBASSADOR

30th June 2020. Matthew Jackson, Managing Director at Jackson Family Funeral Directors, has been elected as a Worcestershire Ambassador as a result of his dedication and commitment to the County, through his community work and business achievements. The Worcestershire Ambassadors is a unique organisation focused on promoting the County as a great place to live, work, invest and do business. Matthew Jackson is passionate about Worcestershire and supporting the local community at all levels. As a family owned and run business with four branches across Worcestershire; Pershore, Malvern, Worcester and Upton-upon-Severn, Jackson Family Funeral Director’s reach across the county is

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covid19 funerals

COVID-19… THE ARMY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

6th April 2020. Funeral Directors at the frontline of COVID-19 take daily risks to safeguard the care of the deceased and the support of their loving families. Funerals have always been considered a taboo subject, but as we approach the peak in daily COVID-19 deaths from coronavirus, the risks to funeral staff intensifies, largely going unmentioned. With limited stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) workwear and essentials such as hand sanitiser, funeral directors are facing COVID-19 head-on, risking their own lives and their families on a daily basis. No one wants to talk about death and funerals at ‘normal’ times,

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Impact of COVID-19

THE AFFECT OF COVID-19 ON THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY

23rd March 2020. To all of the community… This is a post I never thought I would make. As a company we have been affected by the current situation like other businesses. We are a family and, like you, we are concerned for our family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and community. With widespread public concern, panic, anxiety and confusion, I wish to address a false perception that has made an incredible effect to us as a company. Attending a funeral is possible. Although the safest funeral service is a non-attended cremation or burial, however this is removing your time to say

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Jackson Highly Commended at FSB Awards

JACKSON HIGHLY COMMENDED AT FSB AWARDS

10th March 2020. At the Federation of Small Business (FSB) Awards on Friday 6th March, Jackson Family Funeral Directors were the proud winners of the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the ‘Start-Up Business of the Year’ West Midlands category. A great achievement in itself, to be announced as an area Finalist last month, Jackson add to their successes as the fastest growing funeral directors in Worcestershire. The West Midlands final, which took place last Friday at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire, was host to the FSB Awards that celebrates outstanding achievements by small businesses across the region. The awards,

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Charity car wash

JACKSON’S TO HOLD CAR WASH FOR ST. RICHARD’S HOSPICE

17th February 2020. Jackson Family Funeral Directors will be donning their waterproofs, rolling their sleeves up and braving the wind and rain to clean cars in aid of St. Richard’s Hospice, at their Malvern branch on Saturday 22nd February from 11am to 3pm. Auto Glym will be providing a van and cleaning supplies so your car will be gleaming with pride as it drives back out onto the road. The charity car wash, which is to help fundraise for St. Richard’s Hospice Corporate 20/20 Challenge in which 20 businesses, in the first quarter of 2020 are set the target of

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FSB Finalist Start Up Business

JACKSON’S SHORTLISTED FOR FSB CELEBRATING SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS

7th February 2020. Jackson Family Funeral Directors are delighted to be continuing their success by being shortlisted by the FSB Awards as a 2020 finalist for Start-Up Business in the area. The West Midlands final takes place on Friday 6th March at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire. The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed make to the UK.  There are 12 categories that businesses can choose to enter, from International Business of the Year to Self Employed/Sole Trader of the year.   The FSB are looking for the

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2019 savings for families

Our families saved £642,718.61 in 2019

15th January 2020. As a new year and decade are now upon us, it’s refreshing to look back at 2019 to see how we performed as a business and how our service benefitted the families that we provide funeral services for.  Forming in early 2018, we are still a relatively young business but from the outset we had experience of the Funeral services profession and a vision to offer funeral services within Worcestershire, that offered choice and transparency of costs.  The variety of Funeral Services that we offer, has enabled families to choose to spend as much or as little

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Coping with loss at Christmas

COPING WITH LOSS AT CHRISTMAS

11th December 2019. The emotional pressure of the festive season can be all consuming for those grieving a lost loved one. Christmas is a magical season, with our homes lit up, sparkling with Christmas lights, it’s also a time when families and friends spend quality time together.  However, at Christmas the loss can be felt more acutely than ever! It might be your first or even tenth Christmas without someone that was a significant part of your life or you might have lost a loved one at Christmas.  Whatever the circumstances, the absence of someone special will lead to feelings

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