We have asked our longest serving suppliers to write a guest blog for us. Like many industries there are companies that never get recognised for the work they do. We would not be able to provide the service we do without the reliability and flexibility we receive from such a great supplier. Thank you to Garry for finding the time to write this.
“We have had the pleasure of supplying Bungard and Sons Ltd for four generations now.
My grandpa had his own one-man business supplying local funeral directors with coffin timber sets and various other funeral supplies, and used to supply Bungards back in the 60’s and 70’s.
He introduced my father to the funeral trade, and after my grandpa retired, my father and myself formed Allsops and we were able to continue supplying them.
At one point we were based only a couple of streets away and they used us as their stock room, so we got to know them pretty well.
There have been times when they have asked us to source a one-off or unusual funeral product for them, whether it be a special coffin interior lining made in our own workshop, or an unusual set of handles for the coffin, and we have always been very happy to do so.
These days we supply funeral directors all over the country, but Bungards are the sort of company we especially like to do business with.
They are, and have always been, the most gentlemanly, friendly and decent folks you could hope to meet. Thoroughly professional, they put their clients before anything else. My father has since retired and my son and daughter have joined me in our business.
They echo my sentiments, which I believe is the same as Bungards – treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.”