APPCC Members dominate Cemetery of the Year Awards
The highly prestigious competition has been held since 1997 for human sites and in 2004 the awards were opened up to include pet cemeteries and crematoria. Each year cemeteries and crematoria entering the Cemetery of the Year Awards (CYA) are judged according to a range of criteria including customer service, design, maintenance, facilities, the freedom of memorial choice and the improvement of site regulations. Over the summer months, the appointed CYA judges travel across the nation in search of the best of the best.
The Awards aim to raise standards in burial grounds and encourage choice for the bereaved. It is a nation-wide competition for cemeteries, crematoria, green and pet burial and cremation sites.
Since the launch of the award for best Pet Cemetery / Crematorium in 2004 a member of the APPCC has won the top prize every year to date.
Winners have included Pet Funeral Services in Flintshire (picture right, winners in 2004,2005,2006 & 2007) , Penwith Pet Cemetery & Crematorium in Cornwall and most recently Dignity Pet Crematorium in Hampshire in 2009 (pictured above).
Chairman, Nick Ricketts comments “I am very pleased that the APPCC is always represented in the competition and feel so proud that a member has won the award every year since the category was first introduced. Our membership includes some of the best pet cemeteries and crematoria in the country and this award reinforces that our members are attaining the high standards that pet lovers deserve. Each year we gain more credibility with our human counterparts who are impressed at what our members have achieved.”
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