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Winners of 2016 Love Energy Savings Awards

Meet the Winners! ‘Innovative Saver’ prize presented to Ian Hazel Funerals at 2016 Love Energy Savings Awards

Ian Hazel Funerals has earned the title of Innovative Saver in the 2016 Awards, in recognition of a huge project that was aimed at overhauling their premises.

 

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Winners of 2016 Love Energy Savings Awards

The rise of the rainbow funeral

Over a Third of British Funerals Ban Black Clothing
A survey by a UK supplier of funeral plans has revealed the rise of the rainbow funeral, as over a third of those arranging funerals are now asking attendees to wear bright colours on the day.

 

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Only One Third of Eulogies Gets Read By Family Member

A new poll by a provider of funeral plans in the UK has unveiled that only 31% of eulogies at funerals are read by a family member, with more than half of those who wouldn’t be prepared to read a eulogy fearing that they would not be able to keep their composure.

 

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Top tips for completing the ultimate ‘bucket list’

We all have a mental list of things we would like to do in life before we pass away.
Writing a ‘bucket list’ brings you one step closer towards making some of these goals a reality, however it can be more difficult than you think to actually put a list together.

 

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Almost a third of Britons have missed the funeral of a family member or friend

A recent survey by Perfect Choice Funeral Plans has revealed that almost a third of Britons have missed the funeral of a family member or friend and 81% of these people subsequently regretted their absence from the service.

 

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The People Behind The Business

A Sutton lad, born and bread - Ian Hazel
Ian is a forth generation of a family business based in Sutton Coldfield, and he has 2 daughters continuing the tradition into it's fifth generation.

 

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Research Reveals Britons’ First Experience of Death Comes From Films

A new study has revealed that a majority of Britons’ first experience of death came from a film. Furthermore, almost half of Britons revealed that they had lost a loved one whilst they were under 10 years old.

 

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The NAFD 'Kite Mark' and the NAFD Funeral Promise

The NAFD has a reputation for expecting high standards from it's members and the NAFD logo can be seen by the public like a kite mark, indicating that a firm is committed to high levels of professionalism and integrity.

 

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Press Releases

More eco-friendly decisions reduce carbon footprint

Ian Hazel Funerals opts for Invalifts for their Eco-friendly Head Office

Ian Hazel Funerals chose Invalifts to supply the modern premier lift solution for their state of the art funeral home

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Now you can pass away sustainably too!

Now you can pass away sustainably too!

Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield has been awarded the highest possible Energy Performance Certificate (A) and recently installed a 78 solar panel array on its garage roof.

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More eco-friendly decisions reduce carbon footprint

More eco-friendly decisions reduce carbon footprint

Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield has installed a solar panel on it's south facing garage roof as part of the companies drive towards reducing it's carbon footprint

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Funeral Director Fears

Funeral Director fears for his staff after arson attack

An arson attack on a new business premises in Sutton Coldfield has left it's owener asking "Why me?"

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Energy Efficient Business

Sutton Coldfield Funeral Home invests 1.5 million

A four-year project to redevelop a Sutton Coldfield funeral home has resulted in one of the most eco-friendly facilities of any business premises, let alone funeral firm, in the Midlands region.

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Eco Friendly Funeral Home

Eco-friendly funeral home opens in Midlands

Ian Hazel has opened a new funeral home in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, which can boast state-of-the-art eco-friendly status, with mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and under-floor heating.

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MP Eco Work

MP finds out for self the eco-work done by funeral director

The four year £1.5 million project to redevelop a firm in Sutton Coldfield was visited by Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

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Hand Built Clock for Funeral Directors

Hand Built Clock for Funeral Directors

Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd wanted a feature clock for his newly built preemies in Sutton Coldfield and he wanted it to be large enough to catch the public eye. This larger version of our standard funeral clock certainly fitted the bill!

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Benevolent Businesses

Benevolent Business

The people of Mere Green came together to restock in and around the local area

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The People Behind The Business

The People Behind The Business

A Sutton lad born and bred - Ian Hazel

Ian is a forth generation member of a family business, and he has two daughters continuing the tradition into it's fifth generation.

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Family moved by send-off for their Dad

Family moved by send-off for their Dad

The family of a Sutton fire-fighter who died from a heart attack have thanked well wishers for a fitting send off at his funeral

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You Are Not Alone

You are not alone

Those dealing with bereavement can attend free sessions thanks to Ian Hazel Funerals and St Giles Hospice

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Support groups aim to help those who have lost loved ones

A funeral director in Sutton Coldfield is helping those who have lost loved ones with support groups in the New Year

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Ian Hazel Rotary Club member Wylde Green Sutton Coldfield

Pupils are rewarded, supported by Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield

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Rotarian, Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield heaps praise on 'fantastic children'

Rotarian, Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield heaps praise on 'fantastic children'

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Ian Hazel funerals in Sutton Coldfield supports Jurassic Park banger to take pals on a monster of a trip

Ian Hazel funerals in Sutton Coldfield supports Jurassic Park banger to take pals on a monster of a trip

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Ian Hazel Funerals celebrating 25 years

Celebrating 25 Years of Service to the Community

Ian Hazel Funerals is a family business, established in 1987 by Ian Hazel, to carry on the funeral business established by his great grandfather in 1901. They are based in Sutton Coldfield with offices in Great Barr and Aldridge enabling them to cover a wide area including Walsall, Streetly, Kingstanding, Erdington and Lichfield.

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Funeral firm is loyal to Jaguar

Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield is loyal to Jaguar

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What a way to go!

What a way to go! Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield

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What a way to go!

What a way to go! Eco friendly funerals, green funerals Sutton Coldfield

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'Green' Coffins are becoming more popular

'Green' Coffins are becoming more popular at Ian Hazel Funerals, Independent Funeral Directors Sutton Coldfield

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Eco-friendly funerals step up a gear

Eco-friendly funerals step up a gear at family run funerals, Ian Hazel funerals in Sutton Coldfield

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Eco-friendly funerals step up a gear

Eco-friendly funerals step up a gear at Ian Hazel Funerals, Family run Funeral Directors Sutton Coldfield

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Dying to try an alternative

Dying to try an alternative, green funerals Sutton Coldfield, Ian Hazel Funerals, Sutton Coldfield

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Suzanne out to beat marathon time and run up funds for two charities

Suzanne out to beat marathon time and run up funds for two charities

A kind hearted runner hopes to beat her record in this years London Marathon and collect cash for the two charities close to her heart...

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Local Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield Supports Charity

Funeral Director Ian Hazel, of Sutton Coldfield helps Amy off on coastal trek, in honour of brother

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Ian Hazel Funerals supports local fundraiser

Charity costal walker held up by the weather, supported by Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield

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Milestone for Amy

Milestone for Amy with help from Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield

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Ian hazel Funerals Supports Kidney Research UK

Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports record-breaking challenge for Kidney Research UK

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Ian hazel Funerals supports record-breaking challenge for Kidney Reasearch UK

Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports record-breaking challenge for Kidney Research UK

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Ian hazel Funerals supports record-breaking challenge for Kidney Reasearch UK

Ian Hazel Funerals supports record-breaking challenge for Kidney Research UK

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Ian HAzel supports Amy Leigh on her way home

On her way home! Coastal trekker supported by Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield

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Hot shower and clean clothes, Coastal trekker supported by Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield

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Amy finally completes fund-raising circuit of British coastline, welcomed back by Ian Hazel from Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield

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Funeral on a bus

All Aboard, as mourners gather to say farewell to brave and loving Julie with Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield

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Funerals on buses

Next Stop The Funeral with Ian Hazel Funerals, Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

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One-Way Ticket to Heaven with Ian Hazel Funerals, Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

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Qualified funeral director

Qualification Joy at Funeral Directors in Sutton Coldfield

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Local funeral directr takes the plunge for a good cause

Ian Hazel from Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield Taking the plunge for a good cause

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Funeral director charity celebration

Publicising your Centenary celebrations with Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield

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Sutton Coldfield Funeral Director triumphs out of the ashes!

Funeral Director Ian Hazel, of Sutton Coldfield Triumphs out of the ashes

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Eco-friendly funeral director shortlisted for award

Eco-friendly funeral director shortlisted for awardIan Hazel Funerals in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield has been short listed for a national Love Energy Innovative Saver award. The winner will be announced in September 2016.

The family firm recently installed a 78-panel solar energy system on its south facing garage roof. This will generate enough electricity every year to cover almost 70 percent of the funeral home’s total needs.

Managing director Ian Hazel, supported by his daughters Amy and Emma, has been awarded the highest possible Energy Performance Certificate (A).

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Ian Hazel Funerals in Royal Sutton Coldfield donated £10,000 to Holy Trinity Parish Church's reordering project

Ian Hazel Funerals in Royal Sutton Coldfield donated £10,000 to Holy Trinity Parish Church's reordering projectMr Hazel said: “We have worked closely with Holy Trinity for many years and the improvements will not only be good for the church but they will make our job a lot easier, so we were only too happy to make a donation.

“Back in 1985, we made a donation St Barnabas Church in Erdington in memory of my father, Walter, to fund a new altar rail when it was doing a project like this, so we thought it would be nice to make similar donation in Sutton.”

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Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports Business Guardian Angels Event

Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports Business Guardian Angels EventIan Hazel was proud to support a recent Angels in Business event at The Royal Hotel in Sutton Coldfield on 2nd November 2011. Pam Neaves of Mint Creative Solutions, Clare Whalley of Meta4, Esther Woolley of Esther Marie and Sharon Louca of Your Local PA - known together as Angels in Business - offer budding entrepreneurs advice and guidance to begin their journey on the road to riches. They all share their experiences and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. The event was a huge success and Ian was able to show off Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd’s new brochures.

 

 

 

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Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports 'Amy Goes Coastal'

Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports 'Amy Goes Coastal' Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports 'Amy Goes Coastal'

Ian Hazel Funerals Sponsors Kidney Research UK Amy Goes Coastal with the help of Ian Hazel

 

An intrepid young lady from Sutton Coldfield set off on February 1st to walk around the entire coastline of mainland Britain.

Amy Leigh, aged 39 is trekking around the country to raise money for Kidney Research UK in memory of her brother Dean who sadly passed away due to renal failure in 2005.

Ian Hazel of Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield supports 'Amy Goes Coastal'Her journey was thrown into jeopardy two months ago after a pledge to donate a support vehicle fell through. But local funeral director and member of Wylde Green Rotary Club, Ian Hazel came to the rescue and kindly donated a camper van to support her cause.

The vehicle is being driven by Amy’s brother Andrew setting up camp each night to ensure she has somewhere comfortable to sleep and a hot meal.

Amy said she was feeling’ Anxious but tired’ with all the last minute preparations before setting out on her journey. “I can’t really portray how grateful I am to Ian Hazel. The challenge would have gone ahead anyway, but this donation has made it much more comfortable, safe and practical.”

Amy aims to cover 6,824 miles over the following eight months.
Ian Hazel would like to encourage anyone who is in the vicinity of Amy as she travels around the country to offer support, donations to Kidney Research UK or accompany her for part of the trek to ensure she is safe and doesn’t feel isolated on this fantastic challenge she has set herself.

Donate online at: www.kidneyresearchukevents.org

You can download Amy’s Journey Plan from HERE!

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Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield to host Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!

Fun-loving Julie Waters arrived for her funeral in unusual style after employing a Double Decker bus as a Hearse…

 

Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
Specialist Funeral – On the Buses! Specialist Funeral – On the Buses!
   
   

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Five Generations in Family run Funeral firm, Ian Hazel Funerals Sutton Coldfield

Along with colleagues, Kate Bouckley and Sue Townes - Amy Hazel became the fifth generation of the Hazel family to qualify as a funeral director in March 2006.

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(From left to right) David Solly - Chairman of the Board of Directors (NAFD), Kate Bouckley, Graham Lynn - President of NAFD, Amy Hazel, Ian Hazel and Sue Townes

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Your local funeral director in Lichfield

Ian Hazel Funerals, Your local funeral director in Lichfield

We provide a personal, caring and dignified service, 24 hours a day by our qualified and dedicated staff who are here to hold your hand every step of the way. Tim Bartlett is our Funeral Director for Lichfield.

 

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Barbara Holloway Retires from Ian Hazel Funerals Aldridge after 20 years

A valued employee, Barbara Holloway has ‘retired’ from the profession after 20 years of service with Ian Hazel Funerals in Aldridge.

Barbara joined Ian Hazel Funerals in 1991 to set up and run their new branch, situated at 23 Anchor Road, Aldridge, Walsall.

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Football-theme coffins add colour to funerals at Ian Hazel Funeral Directors Sutton Coldfield

Bereaved families have more choice than ever - including coffins bearing football club crests, cardboard caskets and bicycle hearses – to give their loved ones fitting tributes and funerals to remember.

Coffins decorated in Premier League club colours or bearing memorable images, and others made of environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo or willow, are becoming increasingly popular as ways of personalising funerals.

West Midlands-based funeral director Ian Hazel reflected on the changing face of the business as his company’s office at Great Barr, Birmingham, marked its 10th anniversary.

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