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History of the NAFD

In 1898 a group of enthusiastic funeral directors set up the British Institute of Undertakers to ‘raise the status of the profession’.

While this organisation ceased to exist in 1901, local associations remained active and, in 1905, the British Undertakers Association was founded. The Association adopted a new constitution in 1905, when it also changed its name to the National Association of Funeral Directors.

The NAFD is an independent organisation tasked with representing the interests of funeral directors throughout the UK.

As the funeral industry’s longest established Trade Association and widely acknowledged as the ‘voice of the profession’, the NAFD drives the debate on key issues and strives for the very highest standards of service.

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