A Saffron Walden funeral director has received a prestigious award in recognition of his 'distinguished and outstanding' service to the UK independent funeral sector.

Sean Martin, who is head of operations at Peasgood & Skeates, was awarded a fellowship from the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).

Sean has served as a member of the SAIF National Executive for seven years, and has represented both independent funeral businesses and SAIF in government, as well as overhauling SAIF's professional standards procedure and disciplinary systems, among numerous other achievements.


Peasgood & Skeates managing director Gary Neill said: "I am delighted that Sean has received the highest honour that SAIF can bestow on an individual, it is very well deserved."