Why don’t we advertise a 24-hour service?

telephoneTraditionally, all funeral directors have offered a 24-hour service, every day of the year.

We have broken the mould of funeral directors in many ways – we don’t push unnecessary services such as embalming and expensive vehicles, we don’t upsell coffins, we recognise the benefits of the internet and having all of our prices openly advertised online. We put you in charge of the funeral arrangements, so that together we create a meaningful and emotionally uplifting ceremony, rather than telling you what you can or can’t do.

We need to be on call. People don’t die at set times between Monday and Friday. However, our clients have also told us that there is rarely anything that can’t wait, or that requires an immediate response.

We’ve never advertised a 24-hour service, because as a small company, with very few employees, we know we’d find it impossible to answer the phone whenever it rings. We also need our sleep, and to be wide awake during the day to cope with the increasing demands on our service.

So we’ve taken the decision to put the answerphone on at 10.30pm each evening, and to check it and turn it off at 6.30am the next morning. If you need our services overnight, please call us and leave us a message. We’ll return your call shortly after 6.30am unless you ask us not to, and we’ll be with you as soon as possible after that.

Some larger companies operate their 24-hour service from call centres. We guarantee you’ll speak to someone local, who knows and understands what you’re talking about.

Because we answer every one of our telephone calls ourselves, and because we become very involved with our clients, we all need some uninterrupted time overnight to call our own.

We feel this is the best way for us to keep offering our unique, personal service, and to ensure that you have the true ‘Kingfisher experience’ throughout the time you require our services.