Who We Are

Established in 1999 by John Pearce and Derek Leighton, P&L Manufacturing Ltd produces high quality coffins and caskets for sale throughout the UK.

Rapid growth since the turn of the century has seen the Company expand its premises, workforce and customer base nationally. Throughout this period P&L retained its strong core family values under the stewardship of Derek and Sally Leighton

In April 2018, the Company was sold to the Halliday Family, a long-established family of coffin makers in North West England.

Director, Philip Halliday, says that “one of the biggest attractions of P&L to us was the rapidly growing customer base demanding higher quality products, along with the experienced and dedicated staff within it”.

We offer a full range of products from traditional solid and veneered products to cardboard, willow, picture-wrapped and pretty much any type of coffin requested by bereaved families for their loved ones.

We are proud that our coffins have been rigorously tested by the FFMA, and Funeral Directors can be assured that the products we supply conform with all crematoria requirements, from the linings to the strength and ash residue of each one.

Our supply scope stretches from Scotland to the Channel Islands, and as far down as the Falkland Islands. Our products also feature in BBC programmes, including Eastenders, as well as Coronation Street.

The Halliday Family also operates from its FSC certified plant on the Wirral and supplies funeral products for over 130,000 Family funerals each year. As Philip Halliday notes, “Having originated from humble beginnings on a council estate in south Edinburgh in 1978, we are proud and honored to be part of this fantastic industry, an industry which resonates with our own family values. We look forward to serving our customers for many years to come”.