Full funeral services company operating within the UK and internationally
£ 10,000 Initial Investment
The Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchise is a family-run funeral service business with locations in Denham, High Wycombe, and the surrounding areas. Dale & Sons Funeral Directors specialises in providing bereaved families with highly individualised funeral plans, logistics, and masonry. Working as a family unit has allowed the company to provide a comprehensive service that upholds the integrity of all involved.
Dale & Sons Funeral Directors is passionate about helping people move through one of the most difficult events in their lives with grace. The company’s approach is flexible and tailored to the wishes of the deceased’s loved ones. With a firm understanding of the personal pain its clients face, all plans are handled with the greatest of care.
Thanks to years of experience in funeral direction, Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchises are well-trained in logistics management and practical requirements.
As funeral directors, Dale & Sons offers a large range of services to clients upfront. For instance, in the event of sudden death, a clear funeral plan is offered to grief-stricken families.
Dale & Sons has built up extensive connections in the funeral industry and can provide anything from a traditional horse and carriage funeral to an environmentally friendly ‘green’ burial service. By using an extensive catalog of coffins and flower arrangements, loved ones are supported in making quick preparatory decisions.
Death is a sensitive, intimate matter - a matter that Dale & Sons Funeral Directors takes seriously. The company prides itself on providing a discreet and efficient planning service grounded by core values of sympathy and care.
The franchise fees for a Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchise are very reasonable. For only £5,000, you will gain licensing rights, training, and support in operating your own franchise.
A further £5,000 will be required to cover initial stock and marketing material as well as securing your premises. Depending on your area, that amount should be sufficient to cover your running costs before you begin to bring in new business/clients. The monthly royalty fee is 2.5 per cent of your turnover.
In total, you will need a minimum of £10,000 to start your new franchise.
Depending on your involvement and sales, your Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchise can start to turn a profit within a year or two. By the second year, you should be turning over around £120,000 a year. As a franchisor, you’ll be able to make sales to both individuals and on a contractual basis.
Dale & Sons recommend that you operate your franchise as a family unit. As a brand, Dale & Sons pride itself on offering a personal touch to each client. This attitude is more easily cultivated when you work with family members. Hiring skilled staff is an option, but you need to be certain they are highly trained to handle any situation that might arise with the utmost confidence.
Dale & Sons provides both funeral direction and monumental masonry (also known as memorial masonry). As a franchisor, your key area of operation would be planning and accommodating the logistics of a funeral.
This will include offering services like direct funeral plans, fixed-price funerals, low-cost funerals, traditional horse and carriage funeral services, motorbike services, woodland funerals, and repatriation.
Dale & Sons has a comprehensive list of suppliers for coffin arrangements, graveyard options, priests, and flower arrangements. Where necessary, it has purchased bespoke assets that are available to franchisors on a loan basis.
You do not need any experience as a grief counselor or even in the funeral sector. The Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchise is service-based and does not provide counseling or grief support to bereaved friends and families. Your role is to provide a discreet and efficient planning service that honors vision and wishes of loved ones.
The only requirement to start a Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchise is an ability to empathise and listen. Handling logistics with professionalism will stand you in good stead. You will receive training to help you manage the day-to-day operations.
It all comes down to a personal touch. Dale & Sons is a family-run business which is invested in helping others in the best way possible. The company will personally support you throughout your franchising journey.
Dale & Sons operates within the entire UK and internationally (for deaths of family members that occur across borders). As it is a small, family-run business, territories are flexible and easy to find. If you are looking to open a franchise in a specific area within the UK, please contact the head office to check for availability.
It is rare for other franchisors to list their business for sale. Rather, the franchise is generally passed down through the family. If you are looking to purchase an existing Dale & Sons Funeral Directors franchise for sale, please inquire with the head office for availability by clicking the ‘enquiry’ button located on this page.
Training is a vital part of your success as a franchisor. When you get in contact with Dale & Sons Funeral Directors, you’ll be given an initial briefing on what to expect from your day-to-day operations.
After signing the franchisor contract, you’ll take part in comprehensive hands-on training. During this time you will learn how best to communicate with clients, the appropriate amount of empathy to show, how to place orders within the network of suppliers, and how to handle bespoke arrangements with ease.
Training includes business planning, forming ongoing contracts with sellers, and how to market your services to individuals. You will have full access to our website and the ability to use any special equipment owned by Dale & Sons.
Support is ongoing. As your business begins to grow, the head office at Dale & Sons is always ready to receive your calls or visits to discuss difficulties or issues.
Furthermore, when Dale & Sons Funeral Directors receives enquiries within your chosen territory, we will forward leads and contracts onto you.
To begin the application process, click the enquiry button found on this page. A member of the franchise team will be in touch with the next steps and how to proceed. Head offices are in Denham and it is recommended that you are available to meet in person at least once for interviews and discussions (not including training).
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