Boss praises his fantastic team as they are nominated for a Sunderland business award

The team at John Hogg funeral directors.

The team at John Hogg funeral directors.

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A funeral directors has been hailed for the help it gives families as they say their final goodbyes.

John G Hogg Family Funeral Directors is in the running for this year’s Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards.

The Sunderland firm has funeral homes in Hendon, Pallion and Farringdon.

Funeral director John Hogg was “delighted” at the nomination and added: “It proves we are doing the job right.”

He praised the “hard work, dedication and professionalism of all my colleagues” and said the nomination celebrated “the excellence and professional commitment in one of the most difficult and challenging areas of serving the public”.

“The team at John G Hogg Family Funeral Directors has set a very high standard and are delighted to be nominated,” he said.

This nomination recognises the hard work, dedication and professionalism of all my colleagues

John G Hogg

The competition has already attracted a string of entries and for those planning to nominate their own favourites, there’s plenty of categories to choose from.

Make it Sunderland is again our headline sponsor, and will sponsor our overall Business of the Year Award, as well as a Lifetime Achievement award, which is in the sponsor’s gift.

Make It Sunderland is also backing the contribution social enterprises make to the city in the Social Enterprise Award.

Other sponsors are Maxim, Quayside Exchange, K&L Groundworks, UKasl, North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC), Gentoo and Age UK Sunderland, The Bridges, Stagecoach North East, and TTR Barnes.

To nominate, send your name, address and telephone number, the name of the person or business you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known).

State which category your nomination applies to (from the list of categories) and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination (no more than 300 words).

Post your nomination to: Nicola Meldrum, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA, or email nicola.meldrum@jpress.co.uk or lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk.

Nominations must be received by Friday, September 2, 2016.