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SAIF appoints new executive committee member

The committee oversees the business of the organisation, with responsibilities for amending its code of practice, upholding standards amongst members and promoting best practice in care for bereaved families

The National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) has announced that Amanda Dalby has joined its executive committee for the next three years.

The committee oversees the business of the organisation, with responsibilities for amending its code of practice, upholding standards amongst members and promoting best practice in care for bereaved families.

Dalby, who operates Amanda Dalby Funeral Services, will in her new role attend meetings throughout the year alongside other members from across the four corners of the UK.

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She said: “I am passionate about promoting the independent funeral sector and about giving the best possible service to the bereaved, especially under the recent restrictive times.”

Terry Tennens, chief executive of SAIF, added: “Independent funeral businesses across the UK face a range of challenges, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, forthcoming regulation of funeral businesses and prepaid funeral plans, and changing funeral trends.

“It’s imperative at this time of transition that the sector is led by some of its most talented members representing different regions of the UK and I’m delighted to welcome Amanda to our executive committee as I’m certain she will make a valuable contribution to the profession.”

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