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Employee Scoops Prestigious National Industry Award.

Rohan Coomber, who works in the Planning Department at Dalehead Foods in Spalding, has scooped the prestigious award for the Best Food Industry Skills Meat Student at a recently held ceremony in London.

The annual award is made by the Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers and was given in recognition of Rohan’s outstanding academic achievement whilst completing her Diploma in Food Industry Skills as part of her Advanced Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Manufacturing with the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing.

And as Rohan explains, the award came as a complete surprise:


“I’ve always been interested in learning skills and have really enjoyed studying for my diploma, however it came as a complete shock when I was told I had won the award.”

And Darren Blackshaw, Dalehead’s Site Planning Manager adds, he has nothing but praise for Rohan’s achievements; “Rohan has been with Dalehead for almost a year and a half now, during this time she has really applied herself to both studying and the job itself. When she first joined us Rohan had no PC skills or knowledge of food production, however as her manager I can honestly say that she could probably now run our Planning department without any help from me.”

Rohan was nominated for the award by Sharon Green, Head of Skills and Work Based Learning at the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing, who explains; “I was incredibly impressed with the exceptionally high academic standard of Rohan’s work throughout her Diploma in Food Industry Skills, and this combined with her natural ability to understand complex planning tasks really stood her out from the crowd. I am delighted that Rohan’s achievements have been recognised with the presentation of this very special award.”


Caption: L-R Sharon Green – University of Lincoln, Rohan Coomber, Darren Blackshaw – Dalehead Foods.

Note to Editors

Dalehead Foods is a division of Tulip Ltd and has production facilities at Corsham, Bury St Edmunds, Linton and Spalding.

For further information, please contact: Ken Wallace, Thorpe PR, Tel: 07966 139797 Email: ken@thorpepr.co.uk

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