TREE of Memories’ sole WA distributor says his City of Gosnells Business Launchpad Award is a sign the business is on the right track.
Bryce Roberts won the inaugural award for his distribution of bio-urns, which converts the ashes of a loved one or pet into a seedling.
The Beckenham resident, who started selling the bio-urns last November, said the award vindicated his decision to start the business.
“It sorts of gives you a bit of comfort, knowing the business is moving in the right direction and getting people to believe in it, the same as my belief was,” he said.
Mr Roberts said he had started talking to aged care centres and parents who had lost their children at a young age and hoped the bio-urns could help them through the grieving process.
“We’re going out to the aged care homes and letting them know this option is available and see if they’ve got questions,” he said.
“I sold an urn to a lady whose daughter died of SIDS and she was saying she didn’t want to be down at the cemetery, she wanted her to be at home.”
The Business Launchpad Award was an initiative launched by the City of Gosnells and The Business Station to recognise outstand local businesses.
Other nominated businesses were Anubis Dermal, Civil Solutions WA, Impact Trim, Kiwi Catering, My Fair Lady Beauty and Day Spa, Ne: Solutions, Rubix Design and WH Engineering Solutions.