Honiton funeral director scoops top award for high grades

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:28 16 November 2015

Paul,Terry and Penny Shoobridge with their award. Ref mhh 5895-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Paul,Terry and Penny Shoobridge with their award. Ref mhh 5895-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Paul Shoobridge (pictured), of Silver Street-based Shoobridge Funeral Services, won the 'Ashes into Glass' award after scoring solidly in The British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD) qualification.

A Honiton-based funeral director is celebrating securing top marks in his recently-completed funeral service diploma.

Paul Shoobridge, of Silver Street-based Shoobridge Funeral Services, won the ‘Ashes into Glass’ award after scoring high in The British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD) qualification.

He collected his award at the BIFD’s annual general meeting and awards ceremony last month.

David Gresty, national president of BIFD, said: “I am delighted to have presented Paul, not only with his diploma in funeral service, but also the ‘Ashes into Glass Award’ for attaining the highest grades throughout the country. He is a credit to himself, the profession and our institute.”

Paul, who is one of only a handful of people to scoop the award, said: “It’s been a challenge studying while working full time, but when you love something and enjoy something as much as I enjoy working for the family business, helping local families through their time of need and supporting them through their loss, you make time to make it work.”

Terry Shoobridge, Paul’s father, added: “To say we are proud of Paul and his achievements would be the biggest understatement possible.

“That he combines determination, dedication and care towards our clients, logistical expertise whilst maintaining his own, young family life is simply amazing.

“He is a credit to us, his parents and Shoobridge.”

Get in touch with Shoobridge by calling the team on 01404 41424.

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