The BRAMM board is disappointed that a single register might not be achieved for the reasons given by NAMM. Whilst it understands that the Localism Act 2011 that permits local authorities to sell memorials directly to the public is of concern to NAMM and the memorial mason section of its membership, it should be understood that BRAMM must remain impartial due to its 50/50 representation by memorial masons and burial authority organisations. For the avoidance of doubt, BRAMM has no policy on local authorities selling memorials and could never agree such a policy even if it wanted to, which it does not. It should also be remembered that BRAMM is not a trade organisation and has no members, as opposed to NAMM.
The BRAMM board were looking forward to standardising on both the British Standard and qualifications and feel this is a missed opportunity for the industry.
The BRAMM board will continue to work on behalf of those memorial masons registered to the scheme and burial authorities that have adopted it. It is disappointing that NAMM feels that it can't support its own burial authority section of its membership in the same way.
BRAMM serves the memorial industry and bereaved families, by promoting higher standards of memorial construction through education and qualifications.
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