Funeral planning firm, Golden Leaves, has officially been shortlisted as a finalist in the Amazon Growing Business Awards in recognition of its consistent long-term growth.
A trusted provider of funeral plans for over 30 years, Golden Leaves will be up against seven other businesses in The Santander Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m-£25m) category.
Other shortlisted finalists include: Brewhouse & Kitchen, Housekeep, Key Travel and Love Energy Savings. The winner will be decided by a judging panel of 35 business experts and award-winning alumni and will be officially announced at a ceremony at The Brewery in London on 28 November 2018.
The Amazon Growing Business Awards were created in 1998 by digital publication Real Business to recognise the exceptional growth of SMEs across the UK. 2018’s event marks 20 years since the awards ceremony was founded.
Barry Floyd, managing director of Golden Leaves, said: “We are thrilled to have made the shortlist for an Amazon Growing Business Award. It is very flattering to be nationally recognised for the personal growth that Golden Leaves has achieved.
“The growth of the industry has seen the market expand year on year where products and offerings diversify; insurance groups, sales companies, national charities, giant supermarket brands and massive public limited companies have now entered the sector and provide fierce competition. Positioning the brand as a credible alternative to the corporates and independent competitor base has been a big part of our accelerated growth in what was already a competitive market.”
Golden Leaves also recently scooped Best Funeral Services Provider – South London award at the London Business Enterprise Awards 2017.