Would you like to have peace of mind that decisions have been made and funds have been set aside for your funeral?  Would you like the reassurance that those funds will grow in-line with inflation to ensure that future costs are met?  Would you like your monies to be looked after by people who will fully respect your wishes and who are committed to ethical principles?

The Ethical Funeral Plans Trust was established in 2007.  The Trust holds and invests funds that a person has set aside for his or her funeral.  There are many funeral planning organisations that offer a similar service.  However, what makes EFPT distinctive is that we are driven by our desire to put our customers first and act ethically in everything we do.


John Mallatratt
Dr John Mallatratt had a career in education (secondary, university and overseas) before making a significant career change in 1996 to jointly set up a new type of funeral director – Peace Funerals. The company was established with the aim of extending funeral choices to families, helping them create funerals that are special and personally significant. Amongst other things, Peace Funerals became pioneers in woodland burial, the development of willow coffins, and bespoke funeral plans. They established the Ethical Funeral Plans Trust which is now an independent body. John has a partner and a son.
Geoffrey Holmes

Revd Dr Geoff Holmes worked as a curate in Rotherham and a Vicar in Barnsley between 1992 and 2005. He then spent some years working in schools, for the NSPCC, and independently as a funeral celebrant. He completed a PhD in the Faculty of Engineering at Sheffield University in 2013 and has since worked in various departments of the university applying mathematical models to biological and engineering problems and more recently as a modeller in the area of health economics and decision science. Geoff has four children and enjoys running, cycling and playing tennis.

Robert Watson

Robert Watson FCA has worked in accountancy and taxation for over 20 years. He joined Gibson Booth as an accounts trainee, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and progressing through the firm’s ranks to Managing Director in 2014.  He has vast experience of business and financial matters with a passion for providing high quality professional support and advice to local businesses. Robert loves all things sport, prefers playing to watching , enjoys running and walking his dogs in his spare time. Robert is married with two daughters.

Contact the trust

Ethical Funeral Plans Trust, 363 Halifax Road, Sheffield, S6 1AF
0114 265 9431