The judges chose Valentine and Turner for its involvement in and support for the local community. Valentine and Turner founded The Bereavement Café in Orpington to provide a place for the grieving to be when they need support.
Rufus Bazley, Director of Marketing at BusinessesForSale.com says, “2019 was a record year for Small Business Big Heart entries so achieving regional finalist position is incredible. Valentine and Turner is a family business with a big heart. It does so many things for the community including sponsoring a defibrillator in the High Street and being ambassadors for many charities. I’d like to congratulate all the staff and wish them every success in the next and final round of judging.”
The team at Valentine and Turner said, “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for this amazing award, and are so proud to be a small family owned and run funeral business. We pride ourselves on giving a very personal service and try our very best to give back as much as we can to the beautiful families and communities we serve. We are just a normal family who strive to give the best service and to have the biggest hearts”
If Valentine and Turner goes on to win the Small Business Big Heart Awards Gold prize it will receive £1,000 to donate to any good cause of its choice.
Valentine and Turner is one of two Regional Finalist for London, the other is Glow a knitwear social enterprise based in The City. In total there are 18 regional finalists across the country.
The overall winner of the 2019 Small Business Big Heart Award in association with BusinessesForSale.com will be announced on 15 September.