They take top prize in best regional funeral planner category
A Rutherglen funeral directors’ have lifted a top prize at an awards bash.
Fosters Funeral Directors, who are based in Burnside, have been named the best regional funeral planner in Scotland at this year’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards, run by market leading funeral plan provider Golden Charter.
Hosted by the BBC’s Sian Lloyd, the awards marked the biggest annual gathering of independent funeral directors in the UK, with this year’s event taking place at The Vale Resort near Cardiff in Wales.
Tony Foster said: “I was very honoured to receive this award not only the for the recognition of our achievements but for the support shown to us by the local community.
“I would also like to thank all the members of staff within my company for their dedication and willingness to help families organise their final wishes.
“We have now grown to be the largest independent family funeral directors in the west of Scotland through our commitment of service at a cost.
“I look forward to helping our community for many more years to come.”
In addition to the award itself, a framed certificate and cash prize, the Woodland Trust has dedicated trees on behalf of Fosters Funeral Directors, which are to be planted locally in recognition of the company’s achievement.
Ronnie Wayte, Golden Charter’s chief executive, said: “Now in their 23rd year, the awards are more competitive than ever before, with funeral plans continuing to grow in popularity.
“This award is well earned proof that Fosters Funeral Directors has reached a remarkable standard.”
The Funeral Planner of the Year Awards focus on the achievements of independent funeral directors, who make up a majority of the funeral industry.
Winning The Fosters team pick up their award