The Funeral Furnishing Manufacturer’s Association (FFMA) held its slightly delayed annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 17 January 2018 where its national president David Crampton officially retired and handed over the chain of office to Adam Masters of Tributes.
Crampton has served the FFMA for 35 years as a member and 18 years as its president and now is a life-long honouree member.
Adam Masters has served on the executive committee and coffin certification working party for the last four years and was proposed by Alan Daws, who due to ill health, was unable to take up the position of national president.
Members voted unanimously to increase FFMA membership fees and implement the annual licence fees for coffin certification. The greater income is expected to help the association evolve and is in order to ensure it can meet all of its commitments.
Master said: “It will be a busy year as we look to make changes to encourage a broader membership base, and become the association that represents the interests of all suppliers of goods, services and funeral requisites to the funeral industry. I will also be focused on engaging with government and kindred associations to gain their understanding and endorsement of the coffin and caskets certification initiative.”
During the AGM, new members joined the executive committee including Steve Soult from Steve Soult, Anthony Hill from Somerset Willow, Philip Halliday from Halliday Funeral Supplies and Robert Meney from The Co-operative Funeralcare.