Top award recognises the personal touch of SAIF Member JJ Burgess & SonsMay 19, 2017 // No Comments
A family firm focused on providing exceptional comfort and support to the bereaved since 1839 has been recognised for its outstanding contribution. Hertfordshire’s J J Burgess & Sons has been an integral part of its community for almost 180 years. In March, the firm was awarded Best Family Business at the biz4Biz Awards 2017. According to the event organisers, the award is for a “commercial organisation in which decision-making is influenced by multiple generations of a family and who are closely aligned with the company through leadership or ownership”.
The firm’s success was due to a public vote and Justin Burgess believes it is the personal touch the community responded to. “When you call J J Burgess & Sons you deal with us, we don’t have a call centre and we are available any time of the day or night. “Yes we are a business, but we’re not driven by the monthly sales figures. I love what I do.”
JJ Burgess now has six branches and 11 employees, including the invaluable support from Justin’s mother Margaret and brother Jason.