Golden Charter picks up yet more awards

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Leading Bearsden funeral planner Golden Charter has won a Glasgow Business Award for Excellence in Communications.

Staff from the Canniesburn-based company, which is owned by a UK-wide association of independent funeral directors, received the award at a ceremony held at the Hilton Glasgow on Thursday 6 October.

Gordon Swan, Director of Communications at the firm, said: “We were delighted to be shortlisted for this award, so to take it home on the night meant a great deal to us.

“A big part of our role is to engage with and inform independent funeral businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK, so we have to be flexible and innovative in doing that. That can range from post and email communications, to putting on large-scale events and producing a monthly magazine. To have that work acknowledged is fantastic.”

Excellence in Communications is only the latest in a long line of recent awards successes for Golden Charter.

The company won Most Outstanding Business at the Glasgow Business Awards in 2014, and has been listed in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table of Britain’s fastest growing companies for the second consecutive year.

Last year, Golden Charter also secured Scottish and UK Institute of Directors Awards for CEO Ronnie Wayte and Chairman Magnus Swanson.

Ronnie said: “Our awards success is a reflection of the growth we have sustained over a number of years. To be recognised now for our innovative communications shows that we have another string to our bow.

“When working with trusted local businesses in a field like funeral planning, the quality of our work is paramount. This award helps show that we are serious about that quality and have the talent to do justice by our market leading position.”