Formerly the Embalmer of the Year award, this category now accommodates all aspects of caring for the dead.
With a number of finalists, the judges were impressed with the calibre of care and dedication shown towards all those in their care, and some of the testimonials received demonstrate just how important this is to the families of deceased.
The runner up in this category was applauded by a number of families for her skill and professionalism in looking after their relatives, and was also commended for her helpfulness with teaching others how to care properly for those who have died.
The winners in this category are a small team of people led by a qualified embalmer, but they haven’t embalmed a body in their care since the inception of the business some 14 years ago. They have pioneered the art of creating beauty around death, and focus on engaging families to be involved and spend time with the body in a beautiful, comfortable space. The judges particularly applaud the leadership of this team and the way that every aspect of their work with the dead is carried out with such creative care.
Winner: Cara Mair and the team at ARKA Original Funerals
Runner up: Kirsty Sailes
Photograph by Jayne Lloyd
The 2017 Good Funeral Awards were generously sponsored by Greenfield Creations