Why Join the NAFD?
Founded in 1905, the National Association of Funeral Directors’ (NAFD) mission is to ‘Help funeral directors care for the bereaved’. This means assisting and supporting funeral directors and their businesses in any way we can.
We now represent 80% of all the funeral directing businesses in the UK and, with such high representation within the sector, we are widely recognised as the ‘Voice of the Profession’. We are an inclusive organisation, representing all types of business, including the majority of small, medium and large independent firms, the Co-operative movement and all major corporate groups including the largest PLC.
The NAFD is completely democratic and operates a ‘one member, one vote’ policy, irrespective of the number of funeral homes operated by any one member.
The NAFD is also a member of the International Federation of Thanatologists Association (FIAT/IFTA), enabling us to represent the interests of UK funeral directors on an international basis.
In addition to ‘Full’ membership available to businesses directly involved in the arrangement of funerals, we also attract overseas firms and members from the service and manufacturing supply sectors that, between them, provide all the supplies, equipment and support facilities required to run a successful funeral directing business.