Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd

A company owned by Cheshire East Council

Orbitas logo

Orbitas is a council-owned and controlled company. The Council have set up a number of companies to deliver services on its behalf. The Council is taking this innovative approach to ensure that levels of service can be maintained or improved upon, at no extra cost to the tax payer.

To find out more about the Council’s businesses read the Cabinet Report from the 4th February 2014.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements 2016-17

Financial Statements 2015-16

Period ended 31 March 2015

As a wholly owned subsidiary company of Cheshire East Borough Council (CEBC), the 2014/15 draft (unaudited) Financial Statements for Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd are included in the Draft  Cheshire East Group Accounts prepared by CEBC; the draft CEBC accounts are available for public inspection from 1 July 2015 until 31 July 2015.

K Melling - Managing Director

Board Members



Cllr David Marren


Deputy Chairman

Cllr Lesley Smetham



Cllr Penny Butterill

Kevin Melling

Managing Director

Kevin Melling

Orbitas standards

Orbitas is a member of the Federation of British Cremation Authorities and complies with the strict Code of Practice, which determines the necessary high standards of cremation. Orbitas also aligns itself with the Infant Cremation Commission’s guidance for Infant Cremation, as published in the Joint Infant Cremation Policy Statement (PDF, 160KB). It is also a member of the Institute of Cemeteries and Crematorium Management and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities.

Equality Impact Assessment

The Company recognises that promoting equality and inclusion will improve public services for everyone. Our aim therefore, is to make equality an integral part of the way the Company works by putting it at the centre of everything it does.

Please find below the initial screening for the equality impact assessment which has been used in respect of the proposed increase in Bereavement Services Fees and Charges. The form has been revised to bring it into line with the nine protected characteristics identified in the Equalities Act 2010 and additional characteristics identified in the Council’s Single Equalities and Inclusion Scheme. The screening shows that a full impact assessment is not required.

Download the Bereavement Services Fees and Charges Equality Impact Assessment (PDF, 334KB).