Dairy Crest milkman Kevin Dyer is celebrating today having been crowned Milkman of the Year 2013. The competition is a prestigious event in the industry’s calendar, run by Dairy UK and sponsored by Highland Spring.
Kevin 45, who had already earned the accolade of Southern Regional Milkman of the Year, was nominated by hundreds of his customers and presented with his award at a ceremony in London.
A milkman for 25 years, Kevin delivers to 800 customers in Hampshire. A typical day for Kevin would see him delivering his first pint at around midnight, and his last by 7:00 am. “It’s all about the service” said Kevin.
Football mad Kevin is a regular volunteer at Farnborough Football Club, where he is also the supporters’ representative on the Board.
The judges were particularly impressed with Kevin’s professional, business-like approach to his round and the way that he employs modern technology to communicate with his customers.
Dairy UK Communications Director Simon Bates said:
“There can be nothing more quintessentially British than our milkmen. They are the custodians of our communities and the guardians of our gardens. They are well known for providing a lifeline for the elderly, the housebound and the vulnerable. But today’s milkman is also very much a 21st century service, delivering convenience and flexibility to meet modern consumer requirements. Kevin is the epitome of the modern milkman and thoroughly deserves this title”.
Commenting on his award, Kevin said: “I’m delighted for my customers that I have been made Milkman of the Year for 2013. They are the people who nominated me and they are the reason that I love the job I do.”