On Friday 7 September, the first UK Funeral Awards ceremony was held at the Green House Hotel in Bournemouth. The awards were made on the basis of 149 nominations in 14 categories from the general public and from within the trade.

The results were as follows:

Most Promising New Funeral Director
W Bryan and Catherine Powell
RU Poppy Mardall

Embalmer of the Year
W Mark Elliott
RU Julie-Anne Lowe

The Eternal Slumber Award for Coffin Supplier of the Year
W Greenfield Creations
RU Ecoffins
RU Crazy Coffins

Most Significant Contribution to the Understanding of Death in the Media (TV, Film, Newspaper, Magazine or Online)
W Final Fling
RU Mindfulness and Mortality

Crematorium Attendant of the Year
W Peter Smith, Gloucester Crematorium
RU Alistair Anderson, City of London Crematorium

Best Internet Bereavement Resource
W Beyond Goodbye
RU My Last Song

The Blossom d’Amour Award For Funeral Floristry
W Fairmile Florist, Christ Church
RU Fresh Floral Design
RU Hillview Florist

Funeral Celebrant of the Year
W Karen Imms
RU George Callander
RU Rupert Callender

Cemetery of the Year
W Bidwell Woodland Burials
RU Wandsworth

Gravedigger of the Year
W Bernard Underdown at Deerton
RU Dave Yeoman of Countrywise

Funeral Director of the Year
JW Rupert and Claire Callender
JW Simon Smith and Jane Morrell at Green Fuse

Best Alternative to a Hearse
W Paul Sinclair from Motorcycle Funerals
RU VW Funerals
RU Necrobus

Lifetime Achievement Award
W Barry Albin-Dyer
RU John Mallatrat

Book of the Year
W Making an Exit by Sarah Murray
RU Natural Death Handbook

W = Winner

JW = Joint winner

RU = Runner Up