Funeral firm wins a prestigious family business title

A family firm that operates funeral directors in Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Kempston, among others, has been named London and South East Family Business of the Year.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 14th July 2013, 5:00 pm
From left: Christine Field, Colin Field, Jeremy Field and Charlie Field being presented the award by Penny Lovell, one of the sponsors and judges, centre..
From left: Christine Field, Colin Field, Jeremy Field and Charlie Field being presented the award by Penny Lovell, one of the sponsors and judges, centre..

A family firm that operates funeral directors in Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Kempston, among others, has been named London and South East Family Business of the Year.

CPJ Field & Co operates Shires Funeral Directors and was selected from more than 200 nominations, 43 of which were shortlisted as finalists. Five companies were selected as regional winners.

The Family Business Awards, organised by think tank, Family Business United, aim to celebrate family firms and the contribution they make. Over the past three centuries and 10 generations, the Field family has assisted with the funeral arrangements of prestigious figures including the Duke of Wellington, Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

Colin Field, chairman at CPJ Field & Co, said: “We take pride in receiving such a prestigious award ahead of other respected and successful family firms. Our company has been built on the foundations of providing care and support to families when they need it most.”