Established in 1873 as family funeral directors, Rowland Brothers International (RBI) has been at the heart of global funeral repatriation since 1971. RBI was established when holiday companies recognised the need for a commercial repatriation strategy to reunite loved ones with their families after a fatal tragedy abroad.
With increased leisure travel, the need for commercial repatriation strategies has become a necessary requirement. RBI initially focused on repatriation to the UK from overseas holiday resorts, but now the International Office repatriates loved ones to and from the UK, or any other point of origin and destination worldwide.
Our seventh generation family funeral expertise helps us transfer loved ones from one country to another, ensuring that the necessary documentation is in place. Our reputation and experience are such that we have been the official helpline for The National Association of Funeral Directors and its members for 15 years. In June 2016 the company was the first funeral director in the UK to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging on-going support to those who serve our Country.
Our organisation has been signposted in FCO literature as being one which may be able to provide support and advice to British nationals who need the services of an international funeral director.