Bio-urn business grows into a winner
THE sole Western Australian distributor of bio urns says his business is on the right track after winning the inaugural City of Gosnells’ Business Launchpad Award.
Tree of Memories’ Bryce Roberts won the award for his biodegradable urns, which convert the ashes of a loved one into a plant or tree seedling.
The Beckenham resident, who started selling the bio urns last November, said the award vindicated his decision to start the business.
“It sorts of gives you a bit of comfort, knowing the business is moving in the right direction and getting people to believe in it, the same as my belief was,” he said.
Mr Roberts said he had started talking to aged care centres and parents whose children had died at a young age about bio urns.
“We're going out to the aged care homes and letting them know this option is available and see if they've got questions,” he said.
“I sold an urn to a lady whose daughter died of SIDS and she was saying she didn't want to be down at the cemetery, she wanted her to be at home.”
The Business Launchpad Award was an initiative launched by the City of Gosnells and The Business Station to recognise outstanding new local businesses.
City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle with Bryce Roberts, whose company has won the Business Launchpad Award.