Independent funeral plan provider, Golden Leaves, has been shortlisted for ‘Business of the Year’ at the SME National Business of the Year Awards 2020.
One of the first firms to operate within the UK Funeral Planning sector, Golden Leaves has been shortlisted for the Business of the Year (less than 50 Employees) category, having impressed judges with its “innovative approach” to product development and ability to drive consistent growth, despite recent pressures placed on the pre-need market.
This shortlist announcement comes just one year after Golden Leaves became the first independent funeral planning company to have been awarded BSI ISO:9001 for business excellence.
Now entering its fourth year, the SME National Business Awards provides the opportunity to support and help raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs across the UK, via 16 individual award categories.
Barry Floyd, managing director of Golden Leaves, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the SME National Business Awards and feel very flattered to be nationally recognised for the personal growth that Golden Leaves has achieved.
“Both the Covid-19 pandemic and pending FCA regulation have proved challenging for the pre-need sector. However, Golden Leaves have worked hard to continue to compete with public limited companies, national charities and supermarket brands to showcase our ability to deliver innovative products and uphold standards of excellence for our customers and partners alike.”
He added: “Being shortlisted for this award validates the strength of our business development strategy and we now look forward to the final ceremony at the end of the year.”