Merstow Green Funeral Home is an independent family run firm. The Tomlins family has for many years been associated with funeral directing. Philip Tomlins is the proprietor of the business and Philip Tomlins and his family work at Merstow Green Funeral
Philip previously worked as a funeral director at Philip Tomlins Ltd in Bengeworth, Evesham from 1987 until the sale of the business in 2004 to the Fairways Partnership. Philip Tomlins Ltd is now part of the Co-operative Funeralcare group.
As an independent firm, Merstow Green Funeral Home is also a member of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). SAIF is a trade association
whose members are all independent funeral directors. The funeral service they offer is not part of a national or international conglomerate or chain, but is privately owned and managed. In fact, a large proportion of Members' funeral homes have
been run by the same family for generations. Independent funeral directors are known for their standard of service, traditional approach to their local communities, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.