Central England Co-operative Funeralcare opens new £130,000 funeral site in Birmingham

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare has officially opened a new and innovative funeral site in Birmingham.

The new Funeral Booking Office is based in Oxford Road, Moseley and a total of £130,000 has been invested in the new venture.

The new site, which incorporates the former N Wheatley and Sons Funeral Home, offers a vastly superior look and feel for families including modern colours and new furniture.

Funeral Director Zaheer Iqbal said “This is a very exciting time for my team and we are proud to be part of the community in Moseley.

“We feel our new booking office reflects our commitment to providing excellent standards of care and ensures that we can help people in the local area during their time of need.

“We are also very aware of the history and heritage attached to the name of N Wheatley and Sons. It is a name that has been in existence since the 1800s and part of the Central England Co-op funeralcare family for 25 years. That is why we wanted to ensure that the name lived on and is part of the new home in Moseley.

“Whether it being able to offer advice at a time of need or getting about to support everyone from churches to nursing homes, all of us here at Moseley Booking Office are always here for our community.”

In addition to arranging funerals, Zaheer and his team are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice. The team can be contacted on 0121 440 1020 or at Co-operative Funeralcare, 3b Oxford Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EJ


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.

The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, nine florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.

Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop