Ever thought about the song you’d want played at your funeral? Funeralcare’s bi-annual 2016 funeral music charts have got everyone thinking about the music they’d want loved ones to remember them by. If you went for Frank Sinatra’s classic ‘My Way’, you’d be choosing this year’s chart-topper which has knocked Monty Python’s ‘Always look on […]

Welcome back to the Consumer Services Executive team who look after our Funeralcare, Legal Services and Insurance businesses. They’ve just finished a two-day road trip around Cumbria raising awareness and funds for British Red Cross to help tackle loneliness in our communities. Day one On Wednesday they had an 8am start making brews in return for donations […]

In the second of our interviews with leaders across the Co-op, Rachel Machin finds out how Reds fan Richard Lancaster, Managing Director of Funeralcare, manages to achieve the perfect balance of competition and compassion (arguably unlike the new Man United boss) in a role far away from his roots in retail. Richard Lancaster has more […]

Daniel Grant, a 22-year old Finance Admin Assistant from Co-op Legal Services, can answer that. He spends two evenings a week explaining it to the young boys he coaches who are dreaming of dribbling their way to become the next Messi or Ronaldo. Here he tells us why our Co-op values apply to the beautiful […]

Arranging a funeral isn’t easy for anyone. Often things are made even harder for families because of the cost. In Funeralcare we’ve been doing all we can to tackle the rising cost of funerals. Earlier this year we re-launched our Simple Funeral improving the offer and reducing the cost by £140 on average, giving families […]

Victoria James, a trainee solicitor at Co-op Legal Services

Victoria James, a trainee solicitor at Co-op Legal Services, always knew a career in law would be her life’s ambition. In this blog, she talks about the real difference her colleagues make to the lives of members and clients. “I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I just wanted to use my abilities to help […]

Legal Services apprentice Ellie Randall has already done things most 17-year olds only dream of. We go deeper to find out that she just wants to help others whether that’s in the far reaches of the Philippines or her current bolthole in Bristol. Swimming in the crystal blue waters of the Philippines surrounded by a kaleidoscope […]

Funeralcare Colleague Pauline McAvoy

Pauline McAvoy has just landed her dream job as a Funeral Director at our new Toxteth funeral home. Here she lets us in on the highs and lows of working in such an emotionally charged role. “Every funeral is heartbreaking,” confesses Funeral Director Pauline McAvoy, who’s been arranging funerals on Merseyside for the last seven […]

Funeralcare Colleague Sharon Milburn

Football and funerals. Not an obvious combination. But funeral arranger and mum of three Sharon Milburn manages to fit both into her hectic schedule. We find out how this remarkable lady is bringing far much more than a respected funeral service to her local community in Toxteth… It’s a drizzly Saturday morning and Sharon Milburn […]

Research from The Co-operative Legal Services has found that as many as 60% of UK adults do not have a Will and as a result could be at risk of losing control over what happens to their estate should they pass away. When looking in more detail at those who made a will, the research shows the […]