Avalon’s turnover increases to £6.5m

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CHESHIRE funeral plan provider Avalon has broken through the £6m threshold on the back of strong sales growth.

The company, which is based in Handforth, has increased its sales by 8.5% over the past year to £6.5m.

The business was established in 1990 by Mike Cooper and his wife Clare and offers funeral plans in English, Spanish and German.

Over the past year, Avalon has also invested £100,000 in a new office in Hertfordshire.

Managing director Mr Cooper said that he believes that the results show that there is now renewed confidence in the marketplace.

He said: “I’m thrilled with the progress that Avalon has made this year.
“The company really is going from strength-to-strength.

“The significant financial gains that we have made this year are good news in what is still a shaky economic environment.”

The company – which sells funeral plans costing from £7 a week – now has 70 staff and offers free home advisory services to its clients.

In addition to its head office in Cheshire, Avalon has another office in Spain and a growing customer base in Turkey and Cyprus.

Avalon has helped over 25,000 customers over the past ten years.