Funeral director honoured in Black British Business Awards

A funeral director has been honoured for entrepreneurial innovation at the 2016 Black British Business Awards.

Damian Melville, director at Melville & Daughters Funeral Directors, won the prestigious Entrepreneur Leader of the Year award. Damian founded Melville & Daughters Funeral Directors in 2010 after working within the funeral industry for six years. He identified a niche in the market for an Afro-Caribbean funeral service in North London and beyond.

Damian’s vision was to find a fresh approach, featuring traditional values, and incorporating the Afro-Caribbean culture of celebration of life, rather than mourning loss.

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Damian was a runner-up in Golden Charter’s Funeral Planner of the Year 2016 after ever increasing funeral plan sales, taking the company’s funeral plan fund to over £500,000.

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