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 2019-20

Financial Statements 2017-18

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



Cllr Penny Butterill

Cllr Joy Bratherton


Cllr Joy Bratherton

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 Cemetery and Crematorium Management and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities.