Keep in touch with recent work being carried out by Dunn&Co and events occuring within the industry.

Current Work

Dunn&Co is pleased to advise we now have an NPTC qualified excavator operator, memorial fixer and memorial inspector available and Ron also has his City and Guilds A1 assessor qualification. We also have a range of highly qualified associates specialising in delivery of a wide range of training and consultancy, environmental services, landscape design/ management and conservation management 

We continue to work in partnership with a number of organisations and are particularly proud of our partnership arrangement with Myerscough College and our work with other organisations providing where we provide support.

We have been providing a range of training and consultancy including:

  • Green space consultancy and training
  • Mercury abatement - feasibility, specification of cremators and project management
  • Provision of interim management to local authorities
  • Cemetery extensions and new cemeteries from design to delivery of the completed project
  • A wide range of management training to all types of organisation
  • A wide range of care sector training to local authority and private sector operators
  • A wide range of practical training to cemetery and cremator operators
  • A range of training for volunteers and friends groups
  • Health and safety assessment
  • Equivalent of an NVQ in gravedigging through the new Work Based Diploma in Horticulture
  • General management support to a number of organisations

Keep an eye on this site for further developments 

Book by Ken West MBE

Ken is reknowned for his innovative approach to the delivery of bereavement services, particularly in all matters relating to the environment. Although now retired he has been working for a number of years on a book, which has recently been released and is titled A Guide to Natural Burial. Don't be misled by the simplicity of the title, it does exactly what it says on the cover, it guides you through the complexities of all issues relating to natural burial. It is a superb little book a must for any bereavement manager or funeral director that is considering natural burial in any way at all...We cannot recommend it highly enough. It is not only technically excellent but is written with a degree of wit and humour which eminates from the pages in which we can all recognise Ken's character.

Ken is also highly involved in the Burial and Cemetery Education Trust scheme called the Carbon Footprint Scheme which uses a scoring system to assist authorities in providing services with a lower carbon footprint and therefore help the bereaved to identify a 'greener' funeral. To get a taste of Ken's work at the moment, take a look at the following link to an article he wrote entitled, 'How Green is my Funeral'

Ken and Ron have delivered a number of successful workshops throughout the UK on 'Caring for the Environment and Cutting Costs' and have now produced a similar workshop to be promoted to Parks and Green Space officers. 

How Green is my Funeral

This will give you a little taste of the type of issue covered within the book.