Family run Dignity Pet Crematorium is back in the news after being shortlisted in the final 3 for the Home Business Innovation Category of the Guardian Small Business Showcase competition. The local service started by Barry & Carole Spurgeon in 1992 previously gained national recognition after being named “Best Pet Crematorium” at the Cemetery of the Year Awards and hopes to add to their growing list of accolades.
Kevin Spurgeon says “We are delighted to be in the running for the award – especially as we beat over 200 other entrants to be shortlisted by the judges. We hope the judges attention will be caught by the unusual use we found for the derelict Victorian Brick Kiln we had in our garden and the fact that we have made such a tremendous success of the pet cremation service we provide without losing the personal touch that was so important to my parents when they thought up the idea of Dignity. The other finalists provide some tough opposition but even if we don’t win we are over the moon to get this far.”
The competition is run by The Guardian Small Business Network and supported by Direct Line for Business. Entrants had 250 words to outline the most innovative aspect of setting up shop at home and could include a photograph supporting their submission.