Thomas Cuthell & Sons was established over 115 years ago, initially to provide joinery and undertaking services for families in the Bo’ness community. Like many undertakers of that era, joinery was the focus of the business with funeral work being secondary. As the business blossomed, funeral directing became its sole vocation and the joinery side was phased out.

Over the years, Thomas Cuthell & Sons’ premises in Bo’ness were transformed to provide a service room, meeting rooms, a reception area and garages for its expanding funeral fleet. In the 1980s, the business expanded into Denny, where a purpose-built funeral home was constructed. Thomas Cuthell & Sons soon became a recognised part of the local community.

The business continued its expansion, later opening funeral homes in Grangemouth and Falkirk. All four funeral homes remain in operation today. The day-to-day business is now managed by Thomas’ great-grandchildren, Alistair, Paul and Michelle. Paul and Michelle’s father, Colin still maintains a keen interest in key business decisions.

Thomas Cuthell & Sons is a proud member of several trade associations, with Paul Cuthell having been appointed the youngest ever President of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) in 2014-15. The team proudly upholds the NAFD’s strict Code of Practice and maintains the very high standards that have become hallmarks of the business. Each of Thomas Cuthell & Sons’ funeral directors is qualified in the diploma qualifications as set by the NAFD.


Choosing your funeral plan – important information

You can buy a plan for yourself or on behalf of someone else. The funeral plans offered are designed to cover the funeral director's own costs. As long as they carry out the funeral and the requirements don't change, neither you nor your family will be asked to pay a penny more for these costs, regardless of when the plan is needed or what happens to costs in the meantime.

The plans can also include a contribution towards any third party costs (also known as disbursements), such as burial or cremation costs. Please refer to the Key Features Document and Terms and Conditions for more information.

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Thomas Cuthell & Sons funeral fleet