Top award for funeral business

A.J. Gascoigne & Son owner Jeff Gascoigne with the award.
A.J. Gascoigne & Son owner Jeff Gascoigne with the award.

A.J. Gascoigne & Son was among the winners at this year’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards.

The independent family run business, based in Woodhorn Village, was named best funeral planner in the North of England at the event near Cardiff run by Golden Charter.

In addition to the award itself, a framed certificate and cash prize, the Woodland Trust has dedicated trees on behalf of A J Gascoigne & Son, which are to be planted locally in recognition of the company’s achievement.

Jeff Gascoigne, owner of the business that was established in 1986, said the team was delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade.

It offers a complete funeral service, including a function room for refreshments, covering Ashington, Newbiggin and Lynemouth, among other places. It also has its own unique burial ground known as Woodhorn Cemetery.

Ronnie Wayte, Golden Charter’s chief executive, said: “Now in their 23rd year, the awards are more competitive than ever before, with funeral plans continuing to grow in popularity. This award is well earned proof that A.J. Gascoigne & Son has reached a remarkable standard.”