We are recruiting!

We are recruiting! A Natural Undertaking is a modern, independent, award winning funeral directors based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Since we started five years ago we’ve built a business that truly embraces change- that supports families to do whatever they need to do when someone dies. We are now looking to grow our team, and […]

So very literary...

So very literary...

October is the month for Literature Festivals it seems, and this year we’re excited to have been invited to both the Birmingham Literature Festival and the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Including death and dying within these important cultural calendar events is music to our ears, especially when we’re asked to contribute! Please do take a look […]

Industry Market Investigation

Industry Market Investigation

We’re really pleased that there are two funeral related consultations which are taking place – and your opinion counts too! Funeral Market Study The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching a review into the £2 billion funerals market to ensure that people are not getting a bad deal. The study will examine whether the […]

Rachael's story

Rachael's story

One of our aims at A Natural Undertaking is to help families to have greater involvement on the run up to, and during the funeral – if that’s what they would like.  All too often families will find that everything is “taken care of”, leaving them little room to express their loss or share it meaningfully […]

A Musical Undertaking

A Musical Undertaking

‘Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand’ Don’t be distracted by lists of popular “funeral songs”. The best use of music at funerals is personal. Pete Williams–  songwriter, vocalist, hoofer, raconteur and founder member of Dexy’s Midnight Runners tells us why it’s important to choose carefully, and how he may be […]

The Death Show - from our artists in residence

The Death Show - from our artists in residence

Artists in Residence There are not many funeral directors that can claim to have an artistic arm to their business. At A Natural Undertaking however we like to approach life differently, and we’re very excited to announce that for this year we will have two brilliant creative minds, Lucy and Antonia, working with us as our ‘Artists […]

Nominated! But what is a Modern Funeral Director?

Nominated! But what is a Modern Funeral Director?

Good Funeral Awards 2016 We’re really proud to have been nominated at the Good Funeral Awards for the second year running, but with the nomination being for Modern Funeral Director of the year, and no specific criteria outlined it really got us thinking about what people might consider a ‘Modern Funeral Director’ to be. Having […]