Paisley funeral director receives Long Service Award

A senior funeral director from Paisley has been awarded a Long Service Award for serving his local community for 20 years.

Robert Morgan, 44, from J & W Goudie, part of the Fairways Partnership, has been presented with a Long Service Award after spending 20 years with the Maxwellton Street funeral home.

Robert, from Johnstone, entered the funeral profession as a trainee funeral director in 1992. He was first introduced to the job after being approached by a friend working in the sector.

In 1996 he passed his diploma in funeral directing after which he was promoted to senior funeral director. In 2004 Robert advanced to become a workplace assessor, assessing driver/bearers, funeral arrangers and funeral directors. He became a member of the British Institute of Embalmers in 2009.

Robert said: “My 20 years’ service is an important milestone and the award means everything to me. I am very grateful for the excellent training from J & W Goudie that I have received over the years which has helped me to focus on the outstanding service we provide to all our bereaved families.”

Manager of J & W Goudie, Gordon McGown, said: “This is a marvellous achievement. Robert has worked hard over the years to attain a position of respect within the community while at the same time promoting the professionalism of J & W Goudie in all that he does.”

Photo: senior funeral director Robert Morgan (left) is presented with his Long Service Award by manager Gordon McGown.

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