Bio-urn busi­ness grows into a winner

Comment News (Armadale) - - Business -

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.

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