Dairy UK honours lifetime achievement of cheese processor
With a lifetime of experience in dairy processing, Alan Armstrong was honoured for his service to the sector with the Dairy UK Cheese Industry Award at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards in Nantwich.
Mr Armstrong, who retired in March 2019, began his career with Express Dairies before moving on to various companies within the industry, and was recognised for his contribution and skill in improving outputs and efficiencies as well as being on hand to provide ideas, advice and opportunities to the sector.
Also commended were Mr Armstrong’s project management skills; having overseen the development of a state-of-the-art dairy facility, also his ability to build valuable links across the sector and his adaptability in an ever-changing industry.
Commenting on the award, chief executive of Dairy UK Dr Judith Bryans said: “We’re thrilled to present Alan with the Dairy UK cheese Industry Award for 2019. His drive to continually improve dairy processing and to share knowledge and ideas are a testament to the strength of those we have working in the industry. Many congratulations Alan.”
Chairman of the International Cheese and Dairy Awards Chris Chisnell added: “It’s fantastic that Dairy UK recognise the people who dedicate their careers to the Dairy Industry. On behalf of the International Cheese Awards I would like to congratulate Alan on his well-deserved award.”