When on my travels meeting Funeral businesses, and those who provide services to the funeral business, I am regularly astounded by the amount of innovation and problem solving within the industry. That’s what happened when I met Tom Harries; a recent graduate who had seen and seized on opportunity with an inspirational amount of gusto. His business is Funeral Arrangements. After just a few moments with Tom he’d unpacked his laptop, navigated to his website www.funeralarrange.co.uk and created a page. The site was simple and beautifully put together. It boasts a modern aesthetic coupled with simple and logical functionality.
Tom went on to explain that Funeral Arrangements is the latest online tool for funeral directors and the bereaved. It provides an efficient and a very 'twenty first century' way to inform family and friends of the relevant funeral details. Being the era of social sharing the pages are designed for ease of sharing. One of the biggest problems we hear about at Frontline, when speaking with Funeral professionals, is donations. Handling this money can be tricky and now people prefer using online systems like justgiving - a simple request could have an arranger fumbling around online for hours. That’s one of the great features here – in seconds you can link a donations platform as the system is compatible with all major donation providers. The site is fully optimised for mobile and tablet devices, and an example page can be found at www.funeralarrange.co.uk/johnsmith.