Industry Award for Local Cemetery
A Cornish Cemetery has scooped a 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. Atlantic Rest Natural Burial 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 Atlantic Rest performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Environmental Issues and Good Practice.
Sheridon Rosser; Natural Burial Ground Manager said: “This award is such a wonderful recognition for us, it acknowledges that we really go above and beyond to provide a reliable, friendly and quality service. Tom and I are thrilled to receive a silver award, putting natural burial firmly on the map for the Westcountry’.
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)