Ford Mears & Partners is a long-established group of independent funeral directors and memorial masons, with offices covering South West London through to Surrey and Hampshire. Despite being one of the largest funeral organisations in the Home Counties, Ford Mears & Partners prides itself on delivering a personalised service to local families.

The group’s history can be traced all the way back to 1857, when John Ford’s family business, E Finch & Sons was first established. In 1986, it acquired G M Luff, the first of several independent funeral homes. In the following years the business continued to expand, but always maintained the personal, professional service each independent firm had been built upon.

The business’s success can be attributed to the commitment of its directors, John Ford and Tony Mears, who grew the company from a single office back in 1986 to its multiple offices today. John is a 4th generation funeral director and Tony joined the industry at the tender age of 15. The pair began working together in 1974, when Tony joined E Finch & Sons, and 14 years later they identified an opportunity to establish a larger independent business together.

Today, the group is well known locally for providing a high level of professional expertise, care and compassion. Its team strives to deliver an exceptional level of service and is always on hand to offer expert help and advice.


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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Couple discussing funeral plan with funeral director