Talkington Bates Co-Founders Janice Talkington and Paul Bates attended Dr Andrew Kemp FIH's private celebration last month.
The long-serving Group Sales and Marketing Director at Bidfood, has been graciously awarded an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list, on Saturday 8th June. The award was bestowed in recognition of his outstanding services to the food service and hospitality industry.
On being recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 Andy said:
“I am both proud and delighted to be a recipient of this prestigious award. It’s a great honour to work in such an incredible industry alongside many influential and wonderful people.
“The hospitality industry is extremely close to my heart and it’s been a privilege to use my position in the sector to work alongside such fantastic industry bodies and charities, such as Springboard UK; Hospitality Action; UKHospitality; The One and All Foundation; Arena; Clink; LACA; Chaine des Rottiseurs; FPA; University of West London and The Institute of Hospitality.
“Having the opportunity to nurture these relationships and sit on some of the sector’s most influential boards has been tremendously beneficial for making positive change.
“I’m receiving this award not only on behalf of Bidfood, but on behalf of all of these partners who have offered me a lifetime of support. Thank you, to everyone who has helped me along this journey.”
Talkington Bates are very proud to be working alongside Bidford in providing the very best quality of food service to clients.