Entrepreneur honoured in business awards

One of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs has been honoured for his individual achievements in the 2016 Black British Business Awards.

Damian Melville, Director at Melville & Daughters Funeral Directors, won the prestigious Entrepreneur Leader of the Year award. Damian founded the firm in 2010 after working within the funeral industry for six years. He identified a niche in the market for an Afro-Caribbean funeral service in North London and beyond.

Damian’s vision was an approach incorporating traditional values, while stepping away from the stereotypical funeral director in look and method, and incorporating the Afro-Caribbean culture of celebration of life, rather than mourning loss.

Damian was a winner in Golden Charter’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards 2016 after ever-increasing funeral plan sales, taking the company’s funeral plan fund to more than £500,000.

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