AN independent funeral company are delighted after being shortlisted for an award.

Jackson Family Funeral Directors have been shortlisted by the FSB Awards as a 2020 finalist for Start-Up Business in the area.

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed make to the UK.

There are 12 categories that businesses can choose to enter, from International Business of the Year to Self Employed/Sole Trader of the year.

The FSB are looking for the ‘best of the best’ in the West Midlands to reward the business for their hard work, innovation and determination.

If Jackson Family Funeral Directors win their regional round, they will be invited to the national finals held in London this Spring.

The company, which was established in 2018, now have branches in Upton-Upon-Severn, Pershore, Malvern and Worcester.

Matthew Jackson, managing director and funeral director, said: “It is a real honour to have been shortlisted as a finalist for this prestigious award. As a new business we have worked incredibly hard to grow and develop whilst always keeping the local community and our customers’ needs at the heart of our business.

“Our team have been instrumental in supporting the business through this fast-paced growth and I am incredibly proud of the work they do for our community who rely on their support when they are feeling at their most vulnerable.”

The West Midlands final takes place on Friday, March 6 at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire.