Hatfield funeral firm wins again

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 October 2011

Justin Burgess, Margaret Burgess and Mr Richard Auchincloss

Justin Burgess, Margaret Burgess and Mr Richard Auchincloss


FOR the second year running, Hatfield-based J J Burgess & Sons was named Golden Charter Funeral Planner of the Year.

Golden Charter, Britain’s leading independent funeral plan provider, gave the award to the firm, which also has offices in WGC, Knebworth and St Albans, for its “dedication and commitment in providing an outstanding service to the community”.

Proprietor Justin Burgess and his mother, Margaret, received the award on behalf of the company.

In addition to a silver salver and framed certificate from Golden Charter, the Woodland Trust has dedicated 10 trees in 
J J Burgess & Sons’ name at Penn Wood, Buckinghamshire, in recognition of its achievement.

Justin said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award.

“It pays tribute to all the hard work put into the business and the dedication and professionalism to all the team here at J J Burgess & Sons. I am especially proud that this is the second year that we have won this award.”

Ronnie Wayte, managing director of Golden Charter, said: “This is the 18th year of these particular awards, and each year it becomes more difficult to choose a winner.

“Through these awards Golden Charter has been able to recognise personal excellence and professional commitment in one of the most difficult and challenging areas of public service.

“J J Burgess & Sons has set the standard for this and we are delighted to recognise this achievement.”

J J Burgess & Sons was judged as winners from more than 1,400 other funeral businesses which exclusively offer Golden Charter Funeral Plans.

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