Kettering Crematorium in line for a top honour at Good Funeral Awards 2017

Published: Friday, 18th August 2017

Kettering Crematorium has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s glittering Good Funeral Awards.

The ceremony will take place at Porchester Hall in London on Thursday 7 September 2017.

Kettering Crematorium is now in line to win the prestigious national title of Best Crematorium in the UK.

The Good Funeral Awards are now in their sixth year and recognise excellence in the world of funerals, rewarding the best funeral directors and all associated services that are involved in creating memorable funerals.

Wholly independent of the funeral industry, the awards are supported by consumer advocates, The Good Funeral Guide and The Natural Death Centre.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “Kettering Crematorium work tirelessly to ensure they provide the best quality service, so it is no surprise they are nominated for Best Crematorium in the UK. They have also launched a pre-paid Cremation Plan to help ease the burden of funeral costs in a family’s time of need, which will help many people around the Borough.”

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Kettering Crematorium being in line to win this national title is an excellent achievement. This nomination follows after the Crematorium was recently ranked highly in the latest national performance indicators from APSE, we are very proud of this wonderful result!”

Fran Hall, CEO of The Good Funeral Guide and joint organiser of the event, said: “The Good Funeral Awards recognise exceptional service to bereaved people from all aspects of the funeral industry and supporting services. By progressing this far, Kettering Crematorium has already demonstrated outstanding professionalism, empathy and a willingness to go the extra mile.”

Brian Jenner, co-organiser, said: “The Good Funeral Awards recognise all those unsung heroes who work so hard for the bereaved and whose role can so easily be overlooked. Some of the nicest people in Britain work in the funeral business.”