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History

The Natural Burial Company is one of the oldest environmentally friendly funeral service providers in the United Kingdom.  Initially formed in 1995 as The Leicestershire Renewable Energy Partnership Limited, The Natural Burial Company opened its first natural burial ground at Prestwold, near Loughborough, in 1998.  This was the brainchild of Simon Packe-Drury-Lowe of Prestwold Hall who was a great believer in caring for the environment and ensuring appropriate planning for personalised funeral services.  Simon was joined by Paul Ginns, formerly of Ginns and Gutteridge Funeral Directors, who also shared a passion for the environment.  Paul was also a pioneer of cardboard and environmentally friendly coffins.

In 2002 a further burial ground was opened at Scraptoft, just outside of Leicester.  This burial ground ensures a beautiful, peaceful place to remember, so close to the hustle and bustle of the City.

Bill Ginns joined the company, utilising his many years of experience and knowledge of funeral service to further enhance the team and develop the burial grounds and services offered.

Wrottesley Park
Opening of Wrottesley Park Natural Burial Ground – Gavin Williamson MP, Lord Clifton Wrottesley and Bill Ginns.

In 2015 a third burial ground was opened at Wrottesley Park, close to Wolverhampton.  This further site has ensured the people of the West Midlands have an oasis of tranquillity and calm to remember loved ones.

The Natural Burial Company continues to develop under the passionate management of a committed team with services added and events organised to support the bereaved.  In fact, The natural Burial Company received the prestigious award of Best Bereavement Awareness Event of the Year in 2019 for The Prestwold Hall Bereavement Awareness Day.

All three burial grounds continue to provide places to rest, at one with nature, for all.   And the team are actively searching for additional natural burial grounds to further enhance service to the bereaved and care for the environment.

Latest News

Introducing our Community Fund

25 Years of Care To celebrate 25 years of caring for the environment and the community The Natural Burial Company are, throughout 2020, providing grants to local groups to support

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Working to Eliminate Funeral Poverty

The Bad News Two recent reports have shown that funeral costs have once again risen. The Sun Life Cost of Dying Report lists the average funeral cost in 2019 as

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25 Years of Care

2020 is a special year for The Natural Burial Company as we celebrate 25 years protecting the environment and helping the bereaved. As such we will be working hard throughout

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Awards Success

The Natural Burial Company are honoured to have been awarded the title ofBest Bereavement Awareness Event of the Year at the recent Good Funeral Awards.  We are proud to have received

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