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About Us

A little about us you might like to know


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retailers in the UK. While we are independent from The Co-operative Group, we are also part of the wider co-operative movement, working together to provide all sorts of benefits for our members and customers.

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Who are the Central England Co-op?

Across the UK, the Central England Co-operative has over 200 foodstores, filling stations, post offices and florists. On top of this, we have more than 130 funeral homes, masonry outlets, a crematorium and a coffin factory. Together, we have a single vision: to be the UK’s best consumer co-operative by making a real difference to our members and our communities.

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A community that cares

While our size means that we can offer a wider range of funeral services at an affordable price, it doesn’t mean that we don’t offer a personal or sympathetic experience. Each of our locations has a truly local feel. In fact many of us live in the communities that we work in, so have a deep and personal connection with the people we serve.

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Here when you need us

Making plans for your funeral can feel quite daunting, but remember, we’re here to help. We can guide you through all your options, and offer any advice should you need it, to help you make the right choice for you.

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Why we believe in funeral plans

We believe that funeral plans provide the peace of mind that your loved ones won’t need to worry about making important decisions and arrangements when you’re not around. It also means that they won’t be left with any financial burden. Plus, taking out a funeral plan now protects you from rising funeral costs in the future, and allows you to plan the farewell that you want.