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Express milkman is 2004 Milkman of the Year

Press Release   •   Jul 02, 2004 07:17 BST

Crime fighting Express Dairies milkman Sean Garvey has won the title of 2004 milkman of the year at a special award ceremony hosted by Dairy Industry Association Ltd to acknowledge excellence.

Sean proved he is cream of the crop seeing off stiff competition from four other milkman to take the top title and receive the £1000 prize money. Sean picked up the award for delivering outstanding service and community spirit along with the daily pintas in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where he has built a bond of trust and respect over the last five years. Sean's good work goes above and beyond the call of duty and he recently did a bungee jump for charity, sponsored by his customers.

He has paid for lockable bottle cages for customers following thefts of milk and devised bird-proof plastic lids to foil the proverbial "early bird" from breaking the sealed milk tops. He even produces his own newsletters and a leaflet called Pass it On highlighting security issues for his elderly customers.

His service doesn't stop at dairy products, Sean also delivers water, eggs, potatoes, yogurts and organic vegetables.

Express Dairies channel marketing manager, Tracey Wilson, said: "This is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contribution that our milkmen make to the community. They provide a unique service, often going well beyond the call of duty, and they are an integral part of a great British tradition." 

Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.