New Funeral Planner of the Year awards

Golden Charter has announced that this year’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards will include new categories celebrating independent funeral directors who have excelled in areas such as entrepreneurship, environmentalism and innovation.

In addition to the existing regional, newcomer and national awards, the six new categories have been revealed as:

  • Family Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Green Responsibility
  • Innovative Business Strategy
  • Best Online Campaign
  • Staff Training & Development

Entrants for the new categories are required to submit a short application form and relevant supporting evidence via

The deadline for applying is Friday 2 August, and entries will be reviewed by a panel relevant to the particular category.

Malcolm Flanders, Director of Funeral Business for Golden Charter, said: “We want to take this opportunity to shine a light on the amazing contribution independent funeral directors are making to both the profession and their local communities.

“Aside from all of the day-to-day demands of running a busy funeral director business, so many of you demonstrate a passion for your vocation by doing more for the benefit of those around you. Please do take the time to complete the short application form to tell us why you and your team deserve to be celebrated.”

Taking place at the Royal Lancaster London on Saturday 21 September, the Funeral Planner of the Year Awards will see independent funeral directors from up and down the country gather together for an evening of fine food and live entertainment.

The ceremony follows the SAIFCharter AGM, which takes place at the same venue during the afternoon. Click here for more information on the weekend’s events and how to book your place.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,