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

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