Central England Co-op officially opens revamped funeral home in Derby following £157,000 investment

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare has officially opened a funeral home in Derby following a major revamp.

The Funeral Home is based in Chaddesden Lane and a total of £157,000 has been invested in the new venture. It will offer a vastly superior look and feel for families.

The full refurbishment to the funeral home includes new decoration and furniture throughout and an upgrade to energy-efficient LED lighting. Bathroom facilities suitable for visitors with disabilities have also been installed. During the refurbishment, Central England Co-op has ensured continued service for families in the area by providing a funeral pod on site for the duration of the refit.
Funeral Director Louise Eley said: “This is a very exciting time for my team and we are proud to be part of the community in Chaddesden.
“Our first priority is to enhance memories and love for all of our families and we are very pleased to offer that at our revamped home.
“The investment reflects our commitment to providing excellent standards of care for our families during their time of bereavement.
“We will be hosting a special dedication day later in the year that will see a special blessing take place and guests invited to learn more about the home and my team.

“We look forward to showing families our new surroundings.”

The funeral home offers a 24-hour service, seven days a week.  In addition to arranging funerals, Louise and her team are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice.  The team can be contacted on 01332 281442.


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About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.

The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, nine florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.

Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop