The collaboration between funeral sector organisations to create the Deceased Management Advisory Group (DMAG) as a single point of contact for Government during the COVID-19 pandemic has been recognised with a national award.
Scooping the ‘Best Partnership or Collaboration’ category at the Association Excellence Awards 2021, DMAG garnered praise from the judges for its excellent collaborative approach and clear impact.
Judges added that it demonstrated “the exemplary value of working in unison to serve the interests of vulnerable groups more effectively [and] the Group’s commitment to inform key decision-makers and influence policy for positive impact and unselfish gain, giving vital visibility to the sector at a time of desperate need.”
SAIF, as part of DMAG, still meets regularly with Government. The association continues to represent members’ interests alongside the Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers’ Association, the Cremation Society, The Association of Private Crematoria and Cemeteries, The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and the National Association of Funeral Directors.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Funerals and Bereavement and DMAG have released an annual report which can viewed at the news and views section of SAIF’s website.Tags: 2020, APPG, association, award, coronavirus, COVID-19, DMAG, excellence, SAIF