The Individual Funeral Company found its home in Rose Hill eight years ago. As a company, it was really important that we weren’t just transparent with pricing (which was revolutionary when we opened) but we wanted a warm and welcoming environment for our clients.
Nearly a decade later, we are highly sought after to arrange bespoke and highly complex services as well as being known for arranging eco friendly services at natural burial grounds.
As for the future of the company, we don’t want multiple offices and lots of staff. We want to remain a small company where all of our clients get our complete and undivided attention while arranging the most memorable funeral services to commemorate and honour special people.

Lucy Coulbert

Funeral Director and Owner

Lucy Coulbert trained with a national chain of funeral directors 20 years ago and left after four years to become the first full-time female hearse rider in the world with Motorcycle Funerals.
 After being mentored by the founder of Motorcycle Funerals, she decided to leave and pool all of her knowledge into creating The Individual Funeral Company.
She is an expert on funerals and particularly surrounding funeral poverty which has led to speaking with MPs, Select Committee hearings and is often sought out by media for her comments and thoughts surrounding all things funerals and death.
When she isn’t working (which Lucy admits there is hardly a time she isn’t!) she can usually be found with her head stuck in a book or riding any of her adored motorcycles but only once she and her partner have taken their beloved dogs for a walk.

Joplin & Bunny

Spoilt Office Dogs

Joplin (French Bulldog) and Bunny (English Bulldog) are Lucy’s adored and beloved dogs. Both girls have been office dogs forever and two crates surround Lucy’s desk where they spend their days snoozing away.
However, they are very important members of our team. Our clients often find comfort in our furry friends and the girls are always ready for attention.
Since lockdown, they have been “working from home” but when they do have time off, Joplin loves long walks in the woods and finding puddles to jump in and Bunny loves skateboarding and sledging. As a family they all get down to the beaches of South Devon whenever they can.