Funeral director nominated for business award

Funeral Director Tony Clarke nominated for Portfolio Awards 2015

Funeral Director Tony Clarke nominated for Portfolio Awards 2015

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“I am absolutely delighted.”

So says funeral director Tony Clarke who is over the moon at being nominated for the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards 2015.

Nicola Rusby, of Marley Potts, nominated Tony for the Medium Business of the Year category.

“I have used these funeral directors recently and Tony Clarke is one of the most considerate people I can rely on to help and organise funerals for loved ones, the way the family would like it to be,” she said.

“I am so grateful to be nominated, this really means a great deal,” said Tony.

“I was absolutely buzzing when I heard that I had been put forward for the awards.”

This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light on Thursday, October 15.

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.

This year sees a new category sponsored by Make It Sunderland, which will recognise the contribution of social enterprises.

Sponsors are Gentoo, Stagecoach, Andrew James, Station Taxis, Sunderland BID and Maxim Facilities Management Ltd, while Sunderland College is our partner sponsor.

It’s a fantastic list of backers. All we need now is a top line-up of companies to enter.

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