National Conference Centre, Solihull
Thursday 27 April 2023
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The Results of APSE’s State of the Market Survey – Cemeteries and Crematoria 2023
Wayne Priestley APSE Principal Advisor
Body Composting - an environmentally friendly option to traditional burial and cremation
Simon Holden & Leo Walton, Faunus Group
The truth about next of kin enquiries
Nick Beetham, Fraser and Fraser
Don’t re-invent the wheel - Share the knowledge to build it and make it roll
Christine Walker-Kelley, East Riding Council and Darren Robinson, Stockton-on Tees Council
The National Memorial Arboretum - Passing the baton of Remembrance through the generations
Mark Ellis, National Memorial Arboretum
Monitoring Environmental Performance
Debbie Johns, APSE Performance Networks and Scott Galbraith, Moray Council
Innovation Award Presentations
The Seminar included the inaugural APSE Cemeteries and Crematoria Innovation Award!
The presentations can be viewed at the links below.
Cardiff City Council highlighted how they have introduced a locally-based direct cremation service which involves the support of local Funeral Directors, offers improved experiences for the bereaved and reduces carbon emissions.
Middlesbrough Council through cross-skilling their entire bereavement workforce have created greater service resilience to ensure their service is fit for current needs and future-proofed and that staff are can do everything related to bereavement from start to finish.
Sheffield City Council have created a multi-faceted engagement programme across the City’s diverse audience to promote the cultural, historical and natural assets found in a grade 2* listed garden cemetery in the heart of The City.