Funeral award for local director

An independent funeral director from Roxburghshire has received an award recognising excellence in the industry.

Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 2:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 2:46 pm
SBBN-21-01-16 Barry Gibson, from Kyle Brothers Funeral Directors receiving his certificate

Barry Gibson, of Kyle Brothers Funeral Directors, has worked in the funeral industry for five years, providing a high quality funeral service to the public and supporting families during difficult times of bereavement.

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The award recognises completion of an eighteen-month course held by the Independent Funeral Directors College (IFDC) covering all aspects of working in the industry including transporting coffins, driving a hearse, and legal procedures.

Barry said: “I’m thrilled to have been presented this award and I am very grateful for the support I received from my colleagues and SAIF. The course was a fantastic opportunity to speak with funeral directors who had been working in the industry all their life and the experience they shared was invaluable.”

Speaking about Barry’s award, Executive Chairman of SAIF, Alun Tucker, said: “It was fantastic to see Barry receiving his award and being recognised for his dedication to the profession and supporting families during a difficult time. I am pleased that many of our other SAIF members have also enrolled on the IFDC college programme.”