Golden Charter Winner

24th March 2016

A J Gascoigne named regional Funeral Planner of the Year

A J Gascoigne & Son has been named the best regional funeral planner in North England at this year’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards, run by market leading funeral plan provider Golden Charter.

Hosted by the BBC’s Sian Lloyd, the awards mark the biggest annual gathering of independent funeral directors in the UK, with this year’s event taking place at The Vale Resort near Cardiff.

In addition to the award itself, a framed certificate and cash prize, the Woodland Trust has dedicated trees on behalf of A J Gascoigne & Son, which are to be planted locally in recognition of the company’s achievement.

Ronnie Wayte, Golden Charter’s Chief Executive, said: “Now in their 23rd year, the awards are more competitive than ever before, with funeral plans continuing to grow in popularity. This award is well earned proof that A J Gascoigne & Son has reached a remarkable standard.”

The Funeral Planner of the Year Awards focus on the achievements of independent funeral directors, who make up a majority of the funeral industry.

With the most recent SunLife figures showing that the average price of a basic funeral has increased by more than 90% in the past 11 years to £3,693, more people are choosing to use funeral plans to freeze the cost of the funeral director’s services at today’s prices.