Why Choose Distinct Cremations

Attitudes to funerals have changed and not everyone wants a traditional, formal funeral service. Distinct Cremations was established to meet the growing consumer need for simpler, no fuss, more affordable funerals.

Simple. Affordable. No Fuss Funerals

Distinct Cremations is a specialist provider of direct cremation services and prepaid funeral plans. Since 2021, when our business was set up, we have helped to meet the rising demand for simple, low-cost funerals.

Our parent company, Westerleigh Group, is one of the UK's largest independent cremation providers fulfilling over 60,000 cremations every year from 40 crematoriums across the UK.

Being part of Westerleigh Group allows us to draw on the expertise of an experienced and compassionate team who are dedicated to caring for the deceased.

Contact Us

Call us on
01543 211997

If you need to organise a funeral call our freephone number to speak with our customer service specialists who are here to answer your questions 24/7.

If you have a question or would like to take out a funeral plan call us now.

Call Us
Distinct Cremations

Why choose a Direct Cremation with Distinct?

Find Peace of Mind

We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation

Highest Quality

We have the Distinct advantage of only investing in the best funeral and mortuary care at our state of the art facilities

24/7 Support

Our highly experienced, attentive customer service specialists are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us

Available Nationwide

No matter where you live in the UK mainland, our specialist direct cremations are available for the same price

Dedication to Direct Cremation

We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best price

Highest Standards


Distinct Cremations is different as we offer the highest quality direct cremation services of any specialist direct cremation provider in the UK. We operate to the highest standards, and have proper professional facilities to care for the deceased. We believe that what the customer cannot see must be the same high quality as the services they do see.

Distinctly Better

Customer service agent smiling on phone in office

We are a company driven by a better way of doing things. Everyone who works here understands there are no second chances to get things right. Our services more clearly reflect the attitudes and needs of people today. Understanding and support are part of our DNA and the reason our services are not only distinct, but also distinctly better.

Keeping it Simple

keeping it simple about us

We deliver a simplified approach – all the essentials are taken care of, relieving the financial pressure at an already stressful time. We also provide value in other ways, by managing our costs to keep prices low, ensuring prices are transparent and clear, by avoiding hidden extras, and through the attention to detail we provide at every step.

Giving You Choice

family do not need to worry about any arrangements

Our customers are free to say goodbye their way. Small service? No service? The freedom to choose a separate celebration? We make it simple, affordable, and most importantly, individual.

Leading The Way

all plans taken care of

We challenge convention to offer funerals with fresh thinking therefore creating value and delivering more unique experiences. Our commitment to sustainability also means we reduce waste, excess, and our impact on the world.

Contact Us

Distinct Cremations, Oak Tree Court, Brookfield Drive, Cannock, WS11 0JN

01543 211 997


Read more about our cremation plans

Read or request your copy of Our Guide to Distinct Cremations. The guide will give you step by step details of why a pre-paid direct cremation plan is increasing in popularity and why you should take one out.

Order Now

We offer the highest level of support, but don't take our word for it

Below are a selection of reviews from those who have arranged a funeral or purchased a funeral plan through Distinct Cremations.

"I can't recommend Distinct Cremations enough. I felt like my hand was held throughout the entire process. A wonderful team. Look no further than Distinct Cremations, first class! Credit to Grace J and colleagues. Thank you."

"When you receive news of a loved family member in time of need or passing, the worries of many things arise. Consider contacting Distinct Cremations. My personal experience has been positive, in that their professional support had helped to provide a dignified service & cremation for the family to attend. They explained clearly what was available & when it would be able at the time of contact & positive communication throughout. They were recommended I've chosen to say thank you."

"Great service and easy to fill in forms. Everything you need to take care of my unattended funeral leaving the family to celebrate my life with everything taken care of by Distinct Cremations."

"The help and support I received was phenomenal. In both cases, my friends were fetched from where they were and it was all sorted by Distinct Cremations personnel themselves. I can only say that I have just paid for my own cremation too and feel very relieved that it would make things so much easier for my children that live all over the world. I can really recommend making a timely decision about what happens after you die. This will bring immense peace of mind to yourself and your loved ones that stay behind."

"This was our first experience of using a direct cremation service and we weren't sure what to expect. We were guided through the process by our own personal assistant who explained our options. Once we had made a decision on the type of service we wanted she advised us what we needed to do at every step of the way. She kept in regular contact to make sure we were happy and to answer any questions we had. The end-to-end service was very efficient and clearly explained by sensitive staff who were always available to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Distinct Cremations."

“We were very impressed with the service provided by Distinct Cremations from start to finish. All the people who dealt with Dad's cremation were kind and compassionate, particularly Alice who took our initial call, and Stephen who handled things from then on. They kept us informed about developments every step of the way and made us feel welcome to ask if ever we had any queries. The whole process was carried out in a professional yet sympathetic way. Would definitely recommend these people if you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one.”

“Exceptional service, everything was taken care of by kind and considerate staff making a very difficult time easier to bear by removing the stress of organising and planning a funeral. We can now plan how to celebrate my father's life together as a family and at a time of our choosing. Everything was taken care of with the staff involved keeping me informed at every stage, they made me feel that Dad was being cared for.”

Contact Us

If you need to organise a funeral today please call us 24/7 and we can make all the arrangements. If you have a question about a funeral plan call or message us we will talk through the best options.

Find Out More


Read and download useful guides and articles that will help you make the right decision about taking a funeral plan out or organising a funeral.

Find Out More

In the unlikely event that Distinct Cremations stops trading, we are required to work closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to transfer your plan to another funeral plan provider or arrange compensation.

You can find more information on the FSCS's website.

We have 40 crematoria spread across England, Scotland and Wales. You can see our full list of crematoria to find your nearest one.

The Westerleigh Group are the parent company of Distinct Cremations. Together, we are the UK’s largest independent cremation provider. The Westerleigh Group have owned and managed a network of private crematoria within the UK for over 30 years.

No - We can’t send ashes overseas directly, however we can help you to make the arrangements to do so yourself.

The first modern cremation in the UK occurred in 1885, kickstarting the adoption of cremations by the British public. Learn more about the history of cremations in the UK.

Many of our crematoria allow the attendance of pets by prior arrangement. Let your Customer Service Specialists know about your plans and they can make all of the arrangements for you.

Yes, single payments and instalments up to 12 months are held in a secure Trust which is managed by independent trustees. For 5 & 10 year instalment plans we purchase a “whole of life” policy from Scottish Friendly - an authorised and regulated insurance provider. The proceeds of that policy will be used to pay for your chosen cremation at the time of need.

A direct cremation is a simple fuss-free cremation without the costs, and stress, associated with arranging a traditional funeral. For many, a direct cremation allows them to separate the cremation from the celebration of the deceased’s life, allowing them a dignified opportunity to say goodbye in a way that better suits them.

To make things even easier, all of the arrangements are made directly with us.

Not found what you're looking for?

Not found what you're looking for?