Andrew and Heidi
Husband and wife team Andrew and Heidi believe that it is a privilege to be given the responsibility of looking after the funeral arrangements of someone’s loved one. We pride ourselves on offering a caring, personal and professional service. We hold traditional values with a modern approach.
Andrew Bingham Independent funeral service was established in 2006; Andrew has worked in the funeral profession since leaving school in 1986, carrying out all aspects of the profession working mainly in Ipswich for both a family business and one of the large national organisations. Living locally in Stowmarket and not having a local independent funeral directors in the town, Andrew and Heidi saw the need for an independent run family funeral service in the town to provide a more tailored personal service, as opposed to one offered by either of the large conglomerates already trading in Stowmarket but still trading under local names.
Andrew qualified as an embalmer in 1988 becoming a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and qualified as a funeral director in 1991. Andrew was proud to be chosen for the role as Chairman of the Essex and Suffolk area of the National Association of Funeral Directors from 2010 – 2012. Andrew originates from Yorkshire, his father being a Methodist Minister meant moving about and has also lived in Lancashire and Derbyshire before moving to Suffolk.
Heidi is a local girl and originates from Buxhall, near Stowmarket, where her mother and father Peter and Berice Jordan still farm and run their museum and tea room. Andrew and Heidi have two children Oliver who attends Stowmarket Middle School and Poppy who attends Woodley Primary School. Heidi is a keen runner; she has run several marathons and is welfare officer at Stowmarket Striders. Andrew is leader of the Anchors Section at the 1st Mid Suffolk Boys Brigade, supports Chesterfield Football Club with Oliver, classic car enthusiast and walking his golden retriever dog, Toby.