We are people first and funeral directors second – so you will find us relaxed and approachable and wearing everyday clothes, not the usual sombre black attire of other funeral directors.
We won’t try to shoehorn you into arrangements that you don’t want, or wouldn’t feel comfortable with. We won’t rush you into decisions and we won’t mislead you about our services or prices.
ARKA Original Funerals is owned by women and run by women, with the support of a few lovely men. We don’t have different people taking on different roles, which means that the person there for you in the middle of the night, gently collecting your loved one, is likely to be the same person who helps you with the arrangement and who will be supporting you on the day of the funeral. So you get to know us very well as we celebrate and commemorate an important life together.
We believe in people’s individuality and celebrate the diversity of our unique community and we work hard to ensure that we do it justice.
One organisation that has tirelessly worked to improve standards within the funeral world is the Good Funeral Guide, which is a not for profit organisation that (amongst a myriad of other things) inspects and recommends funeral companies for the benefit of the public. Click here is what they said about us.