March 02, 2018
Mike Round who works at our Warrington facility, was named Supply Chain/Logistics Champion of the Year at the frozen food industry’s People Awards.
Organised by industry body, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), the awards celebrate the best talent the frozen food industry has to offer.
Mike was praised for “going beyond the call of duty” when a new warehouse software system suffered teething problems. Mike took it upon himself to tackle the issue, working round the clock to ensure customers were not affected.
Judges said: “Mike dealt with a really tough issue through persistence and by going beyond the call of duty, delivering measurable results and improved relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.
“His efforts led to the effective implementation of a new warehouse management system which has increased stock accuracy to more than 99.9% and improved productivity, and despite encountering several major issues, customers were never let down.”
Mike, said: “I was in the final with three other really talented people so it was an honour to win. There’s always a new challenge in my job – that’s what I love about it – and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the next project, where we’ll be rolling out new blast freezing tech in Warrington.”
Mike was one of over 40 high flyers from the frozen food industry in contention for 10 awards at the inaugural ceremony held at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole.
Colin Taylor, chief executive of Rick Bestwick’s parent company Magnavale, said: “Mike is a real asset to the Rick Bestwick team. He leads by example and we’re really proud he brought home the award. It is well deserved.”
John Hyman, chief executive of BFFF said: “We launched the People Awards to celebrate the unsung heroes that continuously drive the frozen food industry to be the dynamic and developing sector that it is. The standard of entries we received was exceptional and it was really encouraging to see how many industry leaders put forward members of their teams that they believe are deserving of recognition.”