The Voice of the Profession

The NAFD is proud to be the voice of the funeral profession. It is a role we take extremely seriously, representing the views and interests of funeral businesses – and the bereaved families in their care – to the media and in all the UK’s Parliaments and Assemblies.

Independent and inclusive, the NAFD is the largest trade association for the funeral sector with 3,800 funeral homes represented as well as hundreds of suppliers to the sector and international funeral firms.

Our size and breadth of membership gives us the authority to represent the sector’s views to the highest levels of Government as well as the media and general public.

The NAFD represents the funeral profession at all levels of Government on legislative matters and campaigns on issues affecting not only funeral directors, but also bereaved families too. We provide informed opinion to Parliamentarians, Government agencies and consumer groups on all funeral matters.

Independent of any single funding body or organisation the NAFD is inclusive, welcoming members from right across the spectrum of the industry. Not beholden to any one perspective, we work hard to balance the views and needs of all our members – big and small.


The NAFD represents the funeral profession at all levels of Government on legislative matters and campaigns on issues affecting not only funeral directors, but also bereaved families too.