A LONG-RUNNING family funeral directors has made the final stages of the Good Funeral Awards.

G Collins and Sons Funeral Directors, was established in 1893 and now has offices in both Braintree and Witham.

The company has been selected from hundreds of nominees for the honour and will now attend the awards ceremony in Porchester Hall, London, on September 7.

The awards are now in their sixth year and are run independently from the industry, supported by consumer advocates the Good Funeral Guide and the Natural Death Centre.

Fran Hall, CEO of The Good Funeral Guide, said: “The Good Funeral Awards recognise exceptional service to bereaved people from all aspects of the funeral industry and supporting services.

"By progressing this far, G. Collins & Sons Funeral Directors has already demonstrated outstanding professionalism, empathy and a willingness to go the extra mile.”