A joint campaign has been unveiled today by two award-winning businesses to ease some of the pain and stress experienced by newly-bereaved families in Yorkshire.

Full Circle Funerals has hooked up with free bereavement service Settld as part of a push to ‘Spread the Word’ across Yorkshire. They’re telling the public about a hassle-free way to handle end-of-life account admin for those who have suffered the recent death of a loved one.

Both female-led firms are keen to lighten the load of those dealing with grief.  They believe modern practices and the latest tech can make life much less stressful for families across the region.

Full Circle Funerals, with services in Guiseley, Bramley, Harrogate and Halifax, is an award-winning modern funeral business. This month, the funeral firm became the first in the UK to be a Certified B Corp. This means they meet the highest possible standards of social, community and environmental impact.

Sarah Jones, founder and CEO of Full Circle Funerals said: “We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of every bereaved individual. That means trying to make life as easy as possible for every family that we support. People tell us that having to notify individual companies of a death takes up a huge amount of time and energy, and Settld’s free, one-click service removes much of that unnecessary admin pressure.”

Settld is an award-winning tech startup which simplifies end of life admin. Launched earlier this year, Settld’s online service enables members of the public to notify multiple companies of a death in one go – from banks and insurers to energy firms, mobile phone providers, social media, subscription services and others.

In addition to notifying service providers, Settld’s free service also helps users close, transfer or amend accounts and obtain date of death balances for probate. 

Katharine James, Growth and Expansion Manager at Settld, said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Full Circle Funerals, which is one of the most progressive funeral firms in the UK, and which believes, like Settld, in making processes simple for those dealing with the death of a loved one.”

Katharine, who grew up in Halifax, added: “As a young business, we want as many people as possible across Yorkshire to hear about, and use, Settld’s free and secure service. If you know someone – a friend, a colleague, an employee – who might need to handle a loved one’s accounts after a recent death, please tell them about Settld. Help us spread the word about the simplest solution to end of life admin.” 

In the past few weeks, Settld was selected as a Northern Star. This makes Settld one of the top nine most exciting startups at the Northern Tech Awards which celebrate the best technology companies in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Headquartered in Seaham, County Durham, Settld was also highlighted by the judges in the inaugural Go Further Investment Index as one of six businesses which “exemplify their respective sectors.”

Settld’s service is available at www.settld.care and is free to members of the public. Settld does not sell users’ personal data, and is a data compliant, secure service which received initial funding from the UK Government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.