At the ASSIST FM Conference in August, the National Chair Award 2018 was awarded to Roger Kellow of Hobart UK!
Roger Kellow has been a longstanding friend and supporter of ASSIST FM, having worked at Hobart UK for over 27 years. In 2001 he was the first person from a supplier background to chair what became the NACC – the National Association of Care Catering. Similarly, in 2003 he was the first and so far only winner of the LACA Outstanding Supplier Award to collect the honour in his own name rather than that of the company.Roger’s current role as Government Account Manager with Hobart UK gives him responsibility for the company’s UK Public Sector Sales for warewashing and food preparation equipment. He is a Fellow of the Association of Civic Hospitality, a committee member for the West Midlands Region of the Lead Association for Catering in Education and a former board member of Healthcare Caterers International.Even though Roger is retiring this year and this year’s conference is his last, he was still fully engaged with ASSIST FM, being responsible for pushing the Food Re-use scheme at our exhibition, where left-over food was donated to local food banks.A huge congratulations to Roger!