Start a Funeral Business

Start a Funeral Business

Are you thinking about starting your own funeral business? This course is designed specifically for those who feel they can make a real difference not just by working in the funeral industry, but by building a business that can directly influence the way funerals are arranged.

About this course

With a very hands on approach, and ongoing mentoring, the tutors have all set up their own successful funeral businesses to a very high standard with long and proven track records. This gives direct access to people who have actually taken the steps you want to take, and who can advise how to avoid the potential pitfalls involved in starting your own business.


Type: Live
Location: Nationwide
Length: 2 days

What will I learn?

What, where, when, how are among the many questions this course puts to its students. We ask that each student brings ideas to the table to share, and through discussion, and challenge, coupled with attention to the many practical aspects of starting a funeral business, the ideas begin to take shape and flourish.

By the end of the course, we expect each student to have the necessary tools to being the process of looking for premises and actually creating a business that will support the community it serves. It looks at setting up, costs, cash flow and legal aspects among many others. And with the ongoing mentoring available, no student ever needs to feel like they are on their own.

  • Different business models to get started in the funeral business
  • Equipment and premises you need
  • Costs of setting up
  • How to access resources
  • Finding your marketing niche
  • Staffing
  • Finances

Steve Nimmo started Chester Pearce in 2010 and the company is now directing in the region of 250 funerals a year from two branches.

Also Steve is an expert in repatriation of personnel from the Armed Forces, mass fatalities and exhumation. He is most proud of Funeral Assist, which he set up to help families without sufficient funds to purchase a funeral.

Assessment Criteria

You will need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • business management skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • leadership skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • active listening skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Available Dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this course.
If you'd like to know when this course is next available, please contact us.
  • Jules Davis-King
    I felt I was being personally cared for, looked after by someone who gave importance to what I wanted and who empathised completely with my needs and wishes. I was so grateful for that.
    Jules Davis-King
  • Alan James
    I have benefited greatly and I have reviewed significantly the way that I carry out funerals in light of the course
    Alan James
    John Edwards Funeral Directors
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  • Hannah Vaughan
    I came to Green Fuse with no experience of running a business or in the funeral industry. They gave me the knowledge and confidence to set up a successful funeral home which had now been running for nearly two years and has helped over 100 families plan lovely funerals. We have 5 star ratings and have had nothing but positivity from the families who we serve.
    Hannah Vaughan
    Signature Funerals
  • Holly Clarke
    I can't recommend Green Fuse Funeral Director training enough. Simon, Jane, Stephen and Angie, my tutors were all so very kind and helpful. We followed a programme and were presented with a folder which had everything we ever needed to know about funeral directing, a certificate and the reassurance they were there should we ever need support and advice. Having completed the course, I felt confident enough to go on and set up my own funeral company. The training is a mixture of both practical skills but also emotional skills too. I admire greatly their ethos and wouldn't be where I am now without this valuable training.
    Holly Clarke
  • Ash Rao
    The Green Fuse funeral course was incredibly useful and very real. If you want to start a funeral business go and do this course with Green Fuse. When we filled in our first funeral form we remembered the game we played on how to complete them. It was very good.
    Ash Rao
    Moksh Funerals