Shrewsbury funeral director appointed to prestigious post
25th October 2011
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One of Shropshire’s most recognisable and well-respected figures has been named as the new local representative of an influential industry organisation.

Aubrey Kirkham, founder of Shrewsbury, Welshpool, and Four Crosses-based Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors, has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Shrewsbury Local Association.  The NAFD is a professional body that represents more than 3,500 funeral homes across the UK.

In his new role, Aubrey will become the main point of contact for fellow NAFD members across the county, as well as representing their views in national meetings and events. He will also play a pivotal role in ongoing discussions with regional politicians, councillors and other agencies on all issues relevant to the funeral profession.

Former police officer Aubrey, who established the family-run Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors at the turn of the century, is a long-standing and active member of NAFD. “To become a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors, you must abide by a strict Code of Practice and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, dignity, and customer service,” Aubrey Kirkham explained. “This is a philosophy we agree with wholeheartedly, and being asked to become the organisation’s Local Association Chairman is a huge honour. I’m eagerly anticipating the opportunity to represent the views of not just my fellow funeral directors, but also the wider community in Shropshire.”

Alan Slater, NAFD Chief Executive Officer commented: “Aubrey’s expertise and standing throughout Shropshire make him ideally suited for this role, and we very much look forward to supporting him and the local members  over the weeks and months to come.” 

For further information about Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors, please call Shrewsbury 01743 368999, Welshpool 01938 555099, or the Funeral Home in Four Crosses on 01691 839292. Alternatively, please visit


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