Bereavement group helps scoop award

Tester & Jones

Crowborough’s independent funeral director, Tester & Jones Funeral Services, triumphed at the East Sussex Business Awards 2019 last month, winning the ‘Micro Business of the Year’ award and being named as a finalist in the ‘Professional Service Provider of the Year’ category.

The award was accepted by Tester & Jones’ joint owners, Stephen Tester and Glenys Jones, who set the firm up 15 years ago and pride themselves on providing an exceptional service, coupled with a caring approach.

The judges said they were particularly impressed by Tester & Jones’ ongoing commitment to the families it supports. Ten years ago, the firm launched a Bereavement Group which has since provided vital friendship and a support network to many bereaved people in Crowborough and the surrounding area.

In the awards application, one member of the Bereavement Group for more than five years explained how it helps people:

“If it wasn’t for the group, some members possibly might not go out socially, so it’s fantastic that Tester & Jones launched this service. I think we’ve all become a little stronger, more independent and more confident as a result of the group.”

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