Huge congratulations to Sandra McGeachie in our Shettleston branch who has recently achieved her NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.
Glasgow’s leading funeral directors invests £100,000 in embalming facility
We are delighted to have won Business of The Year at The Glasgow Business Awards 2017. The Glasgow Awards aims to recognise everything that is great about our wonderful city. From our outstanding restaurants that serve us delicious meals, to our unique bars and pubs, to our museums, live music venues and our extensive array of shopping centres, it truly is an exciting place to call home. The awards also endeavour to recognise those charitable entities, community initiatives, small, and large, businesses that work in the aim of making our lives a little bit brighter and happier and our days little more enjoyable.
Glasgow is a city built upon the shoulders of hard working and passionate people, and it is time for us to place the spotlight on those individuals that have helped make this city what it is today.
The award aims to recognise and reward those within Glasgow that work hard to give their customers the best experience. The Glasgow Awards allows us to come together and show our gratitude to those in that work hard to provide us with great service and a fantastic experience within Glasgow.
Anderson Maguire is Supporting Scottish Family Business Day 6th February 2017
The bedrock of communities and the backbone of the Scottish economy
Scottish family businesses come in all sizes, from all sectors and from all over the region. Many of these firms have been in existence for hundreds of years, passing from generation to generation, with their longevity the result of good governance, innovative family ownership and a focus on the long term that has resulted in them becoming the bedrock of communities across the region. Others may be younger in age, but share similar values and are building forward-looking family firms of the future.
Studies in the past decade have shown that around 65% of all private businesses in the UK are family controlled and that family businesses in the UK account for around 25% of UK GDP, over 45% of UK employment and generate significant tax revenues for the Exchequer. It is also recognised that a large proportion of the UK’s wealth is held within family businesses and that the family business sector is therefore a force to be reckoned with.
Dom Maguire, Chairman of Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, commented:
“We epitomise a true Scottish family business in every sense of the word. Our business has been built on the core value of supporting families at their greatest need and we do everything we can to provide a service which we would like to receive ourselves. Many of the people who work for us are cousins, siblings, in-laws etc with an innate empathy and skill to provide the most professional emotional and practical support in difficult circumstances.
“Many of our suppliers and companies we work with are also family businesses and we fully support what is the bedrock of the Scottish economy.”
Family firms across Scotland represent a significant proportion of all UK family businesses and these firms today are a far cry from the ‘ma and pa’ image of small lifestyle businesses that are often portrayed in the media – they are big employers, create wealth for their employees (many of whom have had generations of the same family working in the business) and invest significantly in the communities in which they operate.
The contribution made by the family business sector in Scotland is significant and deserves to be recognised. Scottish Family Business Day 2017 is the inaugural nationwide campaign to put the family business sector on the map, organised by Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre for the global family business community that was founded by Paul Andrews. Scottish Family Business Day 2017 seeks to put the family business sector on the map, recognise the diversity of the sector and provide an opportunity to celebrate all things family business.
Family firms have to deal with specific issues associated with their family ownership and it is the relationship dynamics that make them special, and of course, can create unique tensions that are not found in their non-family counterparts. Family businesses that recognise these challenges, develop good governance procedures and focus on the sustainability of the business for the long term, innovating as necessary to keep the business relevant, have the greatest chances of remaining for generations to come.
Successful family firms focus on the business and take a long term view, and with a significant number of family business owners looking to retire in the next decade, succession planning and the development of the next generation of family business leaders remains a key item on the family business agenda. Scottish Family Business Day 2017 is a chance to share best practice, identify the resources available and to provide assistance to family businesses across the region on the next stage of their journey, as well as championing the cause and recognising the contribution that these businesses make. Family firms are the backbone of the Scottish economy and we hope they remain so for generations to come.
6 February 2017
Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors in Glasgow were delighted to sponsor Nicky Dicky Whittngton and her Cat for the lovely residents of a number of care homes throughout Glasgow. Great fun was had by all and following the panto, our guests joined us in a Christmas singalong plus there was a visit from Santa and selection boxes for all.
We are delighted to have won The Herald’s Family Business of The Year Award (small – medium) 2016. The Awards were celebrated at a glittering event in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel with more than 300 of Scotland’s business community enjoying a night of recognition for the contribution that the family business sector makes to the Scottish economy.
The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards in association with Business Gateway recognise and reward family businesses of all sizes and all sectors in Scotland.
Many of Scotland’s biggest and best-known businesses have started out as family firms. Some of these big players have continued to grow under family ownership and management, and have become household names, while others have listed on the stock market and made it all the way to the FTSE-100 index.
Previous winners include the likes of Three Sisters Bake, Auchrannie Resort, outdoor equipment and clothing maker Highlander, jeweller Laings of Glasgow, egg specialist Glenrath Farms and till software provider Zonal Retail Data Systems.
Now in their fifth year the awards will continue to celebrate the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector, and the contribution which these firms make to the communities in which they operate and to the wider economy.
The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards took place in the Grand Central hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th December 2016.
Setting the Standard for Professionalism in Funeral Services Delivery
Anderson Maguire continue to set the standard for Funeral Services Delivery in Scotland. Having worked with Scotland’s leading independent family funeral directors, Anderson Maguire for the last 2 years, Martin Hynes (24) has recently been certified with the NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors) Diploma in Funeral Arranging. Trained by Anderson Maguire’s Senior Funeral Director, David Campbell, a NAFD Approved Tutor, Martin’s achievement underlines Anderson Maguire’s professionalism and their desire to have all their staff accredited with the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging or the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing.
Dom Maguire, Chairman of Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, said:
“We are delighted Martin has attained this goal and it will undoubtedly help him in his chosen career path in the funeral service sector.
“We are fully committed to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) for all our staff. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and we are proactive in ensuring that is backed up with substance. The importance of CPD really cannot be underestimated and we believe that the right training gives us a competitive edge when delivering our service to clients and the community. This does not just benefit the company but is also crucial for our staff’s professional development and their future career ambitions. We can confidently assert that Anderson Maguire are the standard bearers in Scotland for funeral service delivery.”
Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors has a limited number of places left for their accredited NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration course and the accredited NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing course (open to all who have attained the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration). Both classes will start towards the end of March 2017 and will be led by approved NAFD Tutor David Campbell Dip FD Cert.Ed. Senior Funeral Director and Training Supervisor. Contact David for further information on 0141 423 4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors:
Both the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and the Diploma in Funeral Directing qualifications are managed, delivered and assessed in totality by the NAFD. Both qualifications are endorsed for quality assurance purposes by Birmingham City University, and approved by One Awards, for the level of the qualification relevant for internal award and associated credit allocation
Through their quality management processes, NAFD are able to guarantee on-going quality management to ensure tutoring standards are maintained in order to provide a fit for purpose, safe and inclusive learning environment.
Anderson Maguire Sponsor Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care
Nursing homes and the local Toryglen community enjoyed a day of nostalgia, bingo, face painting and a prize raffle at Toryglen Community Centre in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
Sponsored by Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, guests were entertained all afternoon with Anderson Maguire staff providing home baking to match anything from Great British Bakeoff and staff also treating the audience to renditions of some famous songs from the 50s and 60s
Paul Webb, Managing Director of Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, said:
“It was great to have so many people join us for the afternoon and support Breast Cancer Care. River City actor Gerry Miller, originally from Toryglen (need to check), also dropped by for a chat with some of the guests.
“We are very involved with the communities in which we work in and it was such a pleasure to see so many people, young and old, enjoying a great afternoon’s entertainment. We also pledged to double the money raised on the day with a total of nearly £500 being sent to Breast Cancer Care.”
St Fillan’s Primary School in the south side of Glasgow is the latest beneficiary of the Anderson Maguire Foundation Programme, established to help fund initiatives in local communities throughout Glasgow. The school is currently constructing “The Nest”, a soft space room which will be used for learning and teaching, sensory activities and social and emotional programmes.
Paul Coleman, Chairman of St Fillan’s Primary Parent Council, said:
“We have been very proactive in creating a school which not only delivers excellent teaching but also looks at the needs of children from an holistic perspective. “The Nest” will be of great benefit to children and teachers alike, providing a space of sanctuary and respite out with the learning environment.
Managing Director of Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, Paul Webb, commented:
“The Anderson Maguire Foundation programme has been instrumental in helping numerous community programmes come to fruition. We are very conscious as a service provider that it is the communities in which we work who come to us at their hour of need and we are delighted to be able to reciprocate when possible.”