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A FARMER-OWNED dairy supplier with a Campbeltown cheese factory has been awarded a top accolade at the inaugural Nestlé UK and Ireland supplier awards.
First Milk won the prestigious Supplier of the Year award recently from their largest fresh milk customer, Nestlé UK and Ireland.
First Milk CEO Mike Gallacher said: ‘This Supplier of the Year award recognises the strength of the partnership between Nestlé and First Milk.
‘Nestlé has provided huge support to both the business and our British dairy farmers over the most challenging two years many can remember.
‘Together we have brought best practice to the industry, including programmes such as our joint next generation farmer programme.’
Robin Sundaram, milk buyer for Nestlé UK and Ireland, said: ‘These awards reflect the outstanding levels of service and quality that we receive from First Milk as well as First Milk’s willingness to work with us on long-term initiatives to drive environmental and social sustainability.’
First Milk’s successful turnaround programme has been based on a renewed focus on its core business and customers.
The Supplier of the Year award follows the recent announcement of a new long term contract between Nestlé UK and First Milk.