Who Are The National Association of Memorial Masons?
Since its creation and subsequent incorporation The National Association of Memorial Masons has followed the same aims and objectives, these aims and objectives include the promotion of the craft of memorial masonry through the development of the various codes devised by the association.
To further the memorial masonry industry and safeguard the interests of the bereaved through the promotion of high standards, wide choice and increased understanding in all matters relating to natural stone memorials. To give assistance and support to member companies and to promote their interests.
Since the creation of the association over 100 years ago many things have changed in the way the memorial masonry industry has developed, including the way businesses operate and the development of highly technical equipment and machinery to assist the memorial mason.
Attitudes have also changed to death and burial, with memorials now being much smaller and less ornate than those produced by our predecessors a few of generations ago.
NAMM has had to change in order to exist in the modern world. As the only official representative organisation for the memorial mason in the UK the association has taken on new roles in addition to its main function as a trade association. These new roles are in a way part of the natural development and evolution of NAMM which is now recognised as the main consultative body on memorial masonry matters in the country as well as being involved in the voluntary regulation of memorial masons and acting as one of the major training providers to both the trade and burial authority personnel.