THE owners of Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park & Crematorium are celebrating after picking up the award for ‘Best Crematorium in the UK’ at the Good Funeral Awards.

Memoria, who run the Barry based firm, also collected the award in the ‘Best Low Cost Funeral Provider’ category.

The awards, which are organised by The Good Funeral Guide, took place in a glittering ceremony at Porchester Hall in London. All of those present had been nominated for their outstanding services to bereaved families.

Memoria CEO Howard Hodgson said: "We are absolutely delighted to win the award for Best Crematorium in the UK along with a second award in the Best Low Cost Funeral Provider category.

"It is our mission to provide excellent facilities to bereaved families and with 282 crematoria in the UK, it is fantastically rewarding to see our crematoria recognised as the very best by not just taking top spot, but also dominating the category with seven of the 13 shortlisted finalists coming from our sites."