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To exceed our clients needs in standards, service and professional expertise by providing a sympathetic, caring, discreet and professional service from an independent family run funeral business.
Once in our professional care we can advise you on:

  • All the necessary arrangements for burial or cremation
  • Liaising with your local church and minister about the funeral arrangements
  • Organising all the legal documentation required for the funeral
  • Supplying all the necessary vehicles
  • Floral tributes for the funeral
  • Your musical requirements
  • Memorials
  • Order of Service Booklets personalised for the funeral
  • Obituary and Acknowledgement notices
  • Attendance Cards
  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Catering facilities
  • Probate advice
  • Receiving and administering charitable donations
  • Home visits
  • Your Pre-payment funeral plans
  • Horse Drawn Hearse
  • Symbolic release of doves
  • A Piper, Jazz band, Bugler or Soloist
  • A Motor Cycle Hearse

 

Funeral Services Video Ian Hazel Funerals

 

 

Our modern vehicle fleet consists of Daimler/Jaguar Hearses and Limousines. The Limousines seat up to six passengers. Our vehicles are chauffeur driven and we provide sufficient bearers for the funeral.


A Piper, Bugler, Soloist or even a Jazz BandA Piper, Bugler, Soloist or even a Jazz Band, might be a fitting tribute to the life of the deceased and enhance the atmosphere of the funeral.

We also have access to a number of more specialized vehicles, including a choice of black or white horse drawn hearses.

Motorcycle hearses and other makes of hearses and limousines.

 

Orders of Service or simple hymn sheet may be provided on request. Please note however the content must be approved by the officiant who will be taking the service.

 

 

orders of serviceColour/phototype orders of service can be arranged with advance notice through an outside supplier, to your specific requirements, to incorporate personal pictures.

 


a symbolic release of dovesWe can arrange a symbolic release of doves as part of the funeral service – either at the graveside or in the crematorium garden of remembrance.


Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd.Ian Hazel, Dip F.D, B.I.E

Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

Ian Hazel, is a fourth generation Funeral Director, joining the family business of A. Hazel and Sons in 1977 after obtaining a commercial training in industry. When, in 1987, the former family business was acquired by Hodgson Holdings, Ian left to set up his own business, Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield in order to carry on the old family traditional funeral business.

Ian is fully qualified, gaining his Funeral Directors Diploma in funeral directing in May 1979 and being admitted to full membership of the British Institute of Embalmers in June 1979. Ian Hazel is based at the company head office in Sutton Coldfield.

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Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd.Chris Palmer, Dip F.D.

Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

Christopher Palmer, began his career in Funeral Directing with the Greater Nottingham Co-operative Funeral Service in 1984 progressing from Driver/Bearer, through the positions of Funeral Conductor, Supervisor and Funeral Arranger, gaining a wide range of experience. He achieved the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing in 1987.

He joined Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield in 1991 as General Manager.

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Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd.Sue Browne, Dip F.D.

Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

Sue Browne, started working in medical ancillary supplies to nursing homes and the caring profession for fifteen years. After losing her own Dad in July 2002, she had a vocation to want to work in the funeral profession.

Sue joined Ian Hazel Funerals in June 2003 as a trainee funeral director, gaining her National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing in October 2006. She now holds the position of Office Manager at Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield.

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Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd.James Horne, Dip F.D.

Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

James Horne, after gaining the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing aged 17 and started up his own funeral business in Woodville, South Derbyshire where he still lives. With the support of the community he very quickly built up a well established funeral home.

He traded for three years on his own, until he sold the business to Tamworth Co-operative Society in October 1997, for whom he went to work as the Operations Manager of their funeral division, where he oversaw all the day to day running of a large funeral home. He joined Ian Hazel Funerals in September 2005 as a Senior Funeral Director and is now Operations Manager at Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield.

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Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd.Amy Hazel, BSc Hons, Dip F.D.

Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield

Amy Hazel, a fifth generation Funeral Director of the Hazel family, joined her father in his business; Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield in March 2006.

She decided to join the family business after obtaining a BSc Honours Degree in Food Science at Nottingham Trent University. After an initial period of training she gained her National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing in May 2008.

She now holds the position of a fully qualified Senior Funeral Director at Ian Hazel Funerals in Sutton Coldfield.

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Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd.Tim Bartlett,

Funeral Director Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield/Great Barr

Tim Bartlett started his career in Funeral Directing with the original Hazel family business in September 1981. In June 1987 he joined FM and J Wait Funeral Directors in Lichfield becoming the general manager prior to joining Ian Hazel Funerals in January 2010. He was appointed Funeral Director to our Great Barr branch, this being the community that he lives in, as well as overseeing the company's Aldridge branch.

He is also the Funeral Director representing the Lichfield area, an area in which he is well known and has served since 1987. He can meet you to discuss all funeral arrangements in Lichfield.

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Click here to visit the NAFD website

Established in 1905 The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) is the country's leading funeral trade association and is dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards.

The NAFD represents the interests of funeral directors conducting more than 80% of UK funerals together with a host of supplier businesses.

The NAFD has been supporting funeral directors for over 100 years and is dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards and monitoring its members to ensure compliance with a strict Code of Practice.

The NAFD provides a wide range of general business as well as industry specific support services to help funeral director members focus on their core objective - meeting the needs of the bereaved.

The NAFD has representation in Parliament as the Cross Party Parliamentary Group for the Funeral and Bereavement Services also Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Click here to visit the NAFD website

Click here to visit the BFDG website

Established in 1930 The Birmingham Funeral Directors Guild (BFDG) was set up to promote a closer working relationship between the independent, family run funeral directing businesses in the Birmingham area.

It represents local Funeral Directors with regard to all local issues relating to the running of the profession and helps to maintain the high standards the public have come to expect from its members.

Most of the current member firms are still the existing family businesses that founded "The Guild" over 80 years ago.

Click here to visit the BFDG website