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Keeping cool over award hope

Posted onPosted on 19th Dec

A Kirkby factory manager could be named the best in the country after being shortlisted for a top industry award.

Adam March, 39, who works at Chesterfield-based temperature controlled food storage company Rick Bestwick, is one of five finalists in the Factory Manager of the Year category of the frozen food industry’s People Awards.

Organised by industry body, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), the awards celebrate the best talent in the industry.

Adam has been shortlisted in recognition of his work to install and commission new microwave technology at the Rick Bestwick facility on Park Road, Holmewood Industrial Park. The new technology is part of a £1.2m investment at the site, which has created Europe’s largest up-tempering facility.

“It’s quite an honour to be shortlisted for this award,” said Adam. “The project was complex and demanding, but we managed to complete it with minimum disruption.”

Adam will be one of over 40 high flyers from the frozen food industry in contention for 10 awards.

The awards will be presented at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel on 22nd February.

Colin Taylor, chief executive, of Rick Bestwick’s parent company, Magnavale, said: “Adam is a cool customer who always keeps his head and has a no nonsense approach to problem-solving. This recognition is richly deserved.”