NEWS | Industry Simon’s success Simon Bart rtlett, workshop operative at Abbeychart rt has been

awarded ‘Employee of the Quarter’ in recognition of his continued hard work and commitment to the business.

Simon is employed as part of the workshop team, undertaking a variety of key tasks including the refurbishment of essential dispense equipment, packing Abbeychart’s installation and service kits and supporting the warehouse during busy spells.

“I was so surprised when my name was called out,” said Simon. “I stayed late recently to help with the warehouse move but I didn’t mind that as you do, I kno

to enjoying my pizza on the company.”

In recognition of the award, a trophy and Pizza Express voucher were presented to Simon by Linzi Sahota-Moore, Abbeychart’s commercial director.

“Time and time again over the years, Simon has shown his willingness to go that extra mile to help keep the Abbeychart workshop team ahead of schedule, and he does so wherever required and without any complaint, said Mark Ta

Taylor,managing director, Abbeychart. “Simon is a great asset to the busines s and a very deserved winner this quarter.” Changes afoot for SandenVendo GmbH

Sanden International (Europe) has decided to separate its vending division from its automotive division and consolidate the European Vending division under SandenVendo GmbH. The new SandenVendo GmbH has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany and branch offffices in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and representative offffice in UK, as well as a production plant in Italy. This is a part of Sanden’s global strategy to strengthen the segment of distribution and retail business, which is expected to enjoy healthy growth in the coming years.

SandenVendo GmbH aims to extend the business through product development and solid framework and to become the most competent partner to support the business of its customers.

Global dairy leaders link up in Lisbon

Dairy industry leaders from around the world will be linking up in Lisbon for the 13th Global Dairy fromJune 25 to 27 at theMyriad by Sana Hotels. Confirmed speakers include top Chinese company Yili on its new billion dollar brand Ambrosial and top Indian

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Feihe, Valio, Vinamilk and Portugal’s market leader Other presentations include Rabobank on globa

abrand, as well as other heavyweights such as Arla, ucer Amul on developing India’s only global

l trends and trade, Zenith Global on emerging market Lactogal.

segments, Ireland’s National Dairy Council on the world’s best marketing campaigns, New Nutrition Business on eight key trends for future planning, the UK’s Omsco on global organic growth and Spain’s Lantern on fermented promise.

Further highlights include new entrepreneurs with quark snack bars, sleep friendly ice cream and vegan cheese. The evening of June 26 also hosts theWorld Dairy Innovation Awards organised by FoodBev Media.

The Congress is designed for industry executives, suppliers, customers and advisers, with a focus on market trends and thinking on a worldwide scale from leading international and regional brands, allowing extensive time for informal networking and discussion.

This year’s theme of ‘Dairy Vitality’ binds together every aspect of the industry’s future, with conference sessions ranging from global market and industry change through brand success stories and innovation

Organised by global food and drink experts Zen to the challenges of marketing and sustainability.

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