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Hertfordshire funeral director scoops international award

March 2nd, 2012    Author:

Claire Austin, managing director of Austin’s Funeral Directors in Hertfordshire, has won the SIFH (Selected Independent Funeral Homes) 2012 NextGen Professional of the Year award.

Claire, who is the tenth generation of her family to run Austin’s, picked up the award in recognition of her achievements as head of the 300 year old firm.  The judges were particularly impressed by Claire’s strong leadership and vision for the firm’s future which, since she took over as managing director in 2001, has resulted in: (more…)

Austin’s winning ways continue

March 2nd, 2012    Author:

Austin’s Funeral Directors is celebrating once again having scooped its second prestigious business award in as many months.

The family-run firm, which has branches throughout North and East Herts, beat off strong competition to win the Most Successful Medium Business category at the Hertfordshire Business Awards. Claire Austin, who is the tenth generation of her family to run the business, picked up the award at a glittering ceremony hosted by Paul Ross (brother of the infamous Jonathan) at Knebworth Barns. (more…)

Austin’s scoop award for excellence

March 2nd, 2012    Author:

Staff at Austin’s Funeral Directors are celebrating after scooping top prize at a prestigious business awards ceremony.

The 300-year-old firm which has branches throughout East and North Herts beat off stiff competition to win the Service Excellence category at the East of England Business Champions Awards. (more…)