Golden moment for Robson’s as firm clinches top award

Once Proffessional Jockey, retired through injury; Paul Robson has now joined his Father's business as Robson's Funeral Directors, Hawick, Scottish Borders
Once Proffessional Jockey, retired through injury; Paul Robson has now joined his Father's business as Robson's Funeral Directors, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Robson’s Funeral Directors has been named Golden Charter’s Regional Funeral Planner of the Year for the south of Scotland.

Golden Charter, one of Britain’s leading funeral plan providers, has awarded the Garfield Street business the honour for its dedication and commitment in providing an outstanding service to its local community.

Paul Robson received the award on behalf of the company from Michael Corish, commercial director at Golden Charter.

In addition to the silver salver and framed certificate, the Woodland Trust has dedicated woodland in Robson’s Funeral Directors’ name at Pressmennan Wood, Stenton, East Lothian, in recognition of their achievement.

Robson’s was judged as a regional winner from more than 2,800 funeral businesses who exclusively offer Golden Charter funeral plans, the largest funeral-planning network in the UK.

Paul said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. It recognises all the hard work, dedication and professionalism of all my colleagues.”

Ronnie Wayte, managing director of Golden Charter, added his congratulations. He said: “This is the 20th year of these awards, and each year it becomes more difficult to choose a winner as competition grows.

“Now independents hold the majority of the market share, this award ceremony truly highlights the best the profession has to offer.”

He added: “Robson’s Funeral Directors have set a very high standard and we are delighted to recognise this tremendous achievement.”