The Good Funeral Awards
The Good Funeral Awards
Saturday, 15 September 2018 Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth

‘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 2018 the awards will be again be held as part of a weekend of activities under the umbrella of the Ideal Death Show in Bournemouth.

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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Nominate or enter the awards

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

We are pleased to offer sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the Good Funeral Awards 2018.

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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The 2018 Longlist

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