The Good Funeral Awards
The Good Funeral Awards
Thursday, 7 September 2017 Porchester Hall, Bayswater, London

‘The Oscars of the UK Funeral Trade’

Can you have an awards ceremony for the people who work in the funeral industry?

Of course you can.

With our distinctive British sense of humour we can celebrate those people who do outstanding work for the bereaved.

Since 2012 we’ve been recognising the great work of the country’s best gravediggers, embalmers and funeral directors.

The ceremony is a bridge between the general public and the much misunderstood funeral industry.

We’ve championed the entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives.

Our winners have gone on to make media appearances and dispel some of the myths around what happens when we die.

We listen to the general public and get their views on the standard of customer service.

We collate their views, offer them to the judges for verification, and then draw up a list of nominees.

In 2017 the awards will be again be held at a glittering lunchtime ceremony in central London.

It’ll be the biggest party in funeralworld – well, since last year’s awards.

Take a look what BuzzFeed wrote about us here.

Winning a Good Funeral Award is a sign that the public can come to you and enjoy the high-quality service they deserve.

If you work in the funeral industry and you enjoy day out with networking, photo opportunities and a celebrity appearance, you need to be there.

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

We are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for the Good Funeral Awards 2017.

The print and broadcast media take a keen interest in this event. By being associated with it you can raise your profile in the industry, get talked about by your peers and reach a wider public audience in an indirect way.

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Female gravedigger heads nominations for 2017 awards

A female gravedigger, a soul midwife and the founder of the Oxford Kicking the Bucket festival are among the nominees for the Good Funeral Awards 2017. The quirky ceremony that recognises ‘outstanding service to the bereaved’ had its origins at an event celebrating the HBO TV series Six Feet Under in Bournemouth in 2011. It’s now back for the sixth year. The lunch for the great and the good of the UK funeral industry will be in the Porchester Hall…

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The 2017 Longlist

This year to make it easier for people to find their nominations, we’re listing them as companies and individuals. The individuals first, followed by the companies. The following individuals have been nominated: Alan Lister Angela Bailey Anna Lyons Annette Furley Barbara Scrimshaw Barry Waples Cara Mair Carol Higgins Cath Pratley / Tosh Abbott Chantal Lockey Charles Muglestone (Right Revd.) Christine Jolly Christyan James (Fr.) Claire Turnham Clive Cappleman Clive Leverton Colette Robinson Colin Liddell David Crayton David Homer David Ledger…

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