Ashford Milkman Awarded for Outstanding Work in the Community
Outstanding customer service and a friendly, cheery smile really does go a long way, and Andrew Hill, a milkman from Dairy Crest's Ashford depot,
has won an award to prove it. Andrew's company has voted him runner-up in Dairy Crest's Self Employed Milkman of the Year Recognition Scheme
because he consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty for his customers and company alike.
As one of the 24 quarterly winners chosen out of a total 1,572 self employed milkmen, Andrew was then up against five other finalists and through his
hard work and determination, he was selected by the expert panel to be awarded second place in the awards.
Andrew, 54, has worked in the dairy industry for over 14 years, and still enjoys the early mornings. His milk round in Ashford takes in the areas of
Ashford and Wye, delivering to his 675 customers. Nominated by Dairy Crest for his dedication to the job and efficient, reliable service, Andrew is
always willing to take time to help his customers - be it to unscrew a tight jam--jar lid or change a tricky light bulb. They say nothing is too much
trouble for Andrew - he is wholly dependable and his cheerful face is a well-known sight in the local community.
Mike Sheldon, Managing Director, Household, Dairy Crest said 'Our milkmen are often the unsung heroes of the local community, delivering so much
more than just the daily pint. The amount of feedback we have received, through our Dairy Crest Self Employed Recognition Scheme, is testament to
the dedication and happiness our milkmen show each day. Andrew is a credit to the industry and his place as runner-up is well deserved.'
Andrew said: "I'm delighted to be announced runner-up of the Dairy Crest Self Employed Milkman of the Year awards. So much has changed in my
time as a milkman and I've never stopped enjoying the job. Back in the day everyone ordered semi-skimmed milk and then the occasional pint of
orange juice or eggs. Today we have an online service called milk&