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Industry Award for Arnos Vale Cemetery’s Natural Burial Woodland

27th September 2019

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A Bristol Cemetery has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.

CEO Ellie Collier (left) and Vanessa Spencer (Cemetery Services Manger) posing with Cemetery of the Year Silver Award for the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust Natural Burial Woodland 2019

The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) has been promoting and organising the Cemetery of the Year Awards for nearly 20 years. This year Arnos Vale Cemetery won the 2019 Silver prize in the Natural Burial Ground category of the National Competition and received the award at the ‘Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Learning Convention and Exhibition’ earlier this month.

Philip Potts of the Memorial Awareness Board said;

The awards are an excellent opportunity to reward hard-working staff and demonstrate the central role Natural Burial Grounds can play in the community. They provide places of peaceful contemplation and beauty, as well as their ecological importance.

 ‘The team at Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust  performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Environmental Issues and Good Practice.

Vanessa Spencer, Cemetery Services 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 Award has been supported and endorsed by leading industry Associations –

  • 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)
  • National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM)

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