The Good Funeral Awards

Winners – Good Funeral Awards 2015

6 September, 2015


Carla Valentine – Winner of Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death

The following awards were made by Ian Lavender at the University of Winchester on Saturday 5 September 2015

Funeral Director of the Year

Winner: A.R.Adams 


Embalmer of the Year

Winner: Julie Smith – Stibbards and Sons Leigh-on-Sea


Most Promising New Funeral Director of the Year sponsored by the Church of England

Winner: Anna Wardle – Bewley & Merrett


Funeral Arranger of the Year

Winner: Sarah Wolsey – Daniel Ross Funerals


Celebrant of the Year

Winner: Rev Juliet Stephenson – Vicar of Holy Nativity, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death

Winner: Carla Valentine – St Bart’s Pathology Museum


Best Alternative Hearse sponsored by Motorcycle Funerals

Winner: Levertons Funeral Directors Eco Hearse


Cemetery of the Year

Winner: Westmill Burial Ground, Swindon


Funeral Florist of the Year

Winner: Rebecca Sharp – Dazzle Me Daisy Do/Rainbows at Sunset


Crematorium Attendant

Winner: Charles Howlett – Superintendent at Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham


Gravedigger of the Year

Winner: Andy Slade – Fairspear and Westmill


Coffin Supplier of the Year

Winner: Cradle to Grave


Best Internet Bereavement Resource



Association of Green Funeral Directors Green Funeral Director of the Year

Winner: Carrie Weekes and Fran Glover at A Natural Undertaking


Mortuary Assistant (APT) Team or Individual sponsored by Respect Everybody Shrouds

Winner: Barbara Peters – Mortuary Services, University College London Hospital


Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Nigel Lymn Rose – A.W.Lymn