Ruby receives BCB Industry Award

Cheese industry figure Norman Ruby picked up the British Cheese Board (BCB) Industry Award at the recent annual International Cheese and Dairy Awards in Nantwich, UK.

Ruby joined The Cheese Company at Taw Valley in 1980. He moved his way up the ranks before becoming cheese production manager at Appleby and Lockerbie. He then moved to St Ivel before joining Chr Hansen in 2001, where he has worked for the last 17 years. After 39 years in the cheese industry, Ruby is retiring and planning to spend more time with his family.

Dr Judith Bryans, chief executive of Dairy UK, comments, “Norman’s passion and dedication to the cheese industry over the last 39 years makes him a worthy winner of the BCB Industry Award this year. I’d like to congratulate Norman on receiving this award and wish him a happy retirement.”  

Chris Chisnell, chairman of the International Cheese and Dairy Awards, adds, “What an achievement. It’s only fitting that the world’s largest cheese competition should recognise such an outstanding contribution to the Dairy Industry. Thoroughly deserved!”

Ruby concludes, “This was an unexpected award, so I was pretty shocked! I’ve made so many friends over a lifetime in this wonderful industry, I will miss it greatly when I retire. I would like to thank the BCB for this award, I feel very humbled.”

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