They take top prize in best re­gional fu­neral plan­ner cat­e­gory

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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