We are incredibly proud at Memoria to have received our third award inside a year as our Kirkleatham Memorial Park & Crematorium has been awarded the very prestigious Gold award in the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium’s competition and is now very proudly cemetery of the year nationally for 2021.
This is hot on the heels of our Barnby Moor Memorial Park & Crematorium being awarded the most compassionate funeral service provider in Nottingham by the SME business awards for the East Midlands and our Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium being awarded silver in the I.C.C.M’s competition in 2020.
Our teams at Memoria strive to provide the very best service whether burial or cremation services to our families at what is often their most difficult hour and we are delighted to have now been recognised in three of our 11 locations inside twelve months.
Cemetery of the Year 2021 GOLD Award – press release:
Memoria Kirkleatham Memorial Park and Crematorium has scooped top prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.
The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) has been promoting and organising the Cemetery of the Year Awards for nearly 20 years. Memoria Kirkleatham won the 2021 Gold prize in the Small/Medium Burial Ground category of the National Competition and received the award in August.
Philip Potts of the Memorial Awareness Board said;
"The awards are an excellent opportunity to reward hard-working staff and demonstrate the central role Cemeteries can play in the community. They provide places of peaceful contemplation and beauty, as well as their ecological importance.
The team at Memoria Kirkleatham performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Environmental Issues and Good Practice"
Gillian Johnston, Kirkleatham Memorial Park & Crematorium Manager, said: "This award is such a wonderful pat on the back for our team, it acknowledges that we really go above and beyond to try and provide a reliable, friendly and quality service. My team and I are thrilled"
The Cemetery of the Year Awards are supported and endorsed by the following leading industry Associations –
- Memorial Awareness Board (MAB)
- Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)
- The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities(FBCA)
- The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)
- British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM)