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Final deadline Friday 7th July don't forget to send us your nominations.

All the judges for the TCS&D 2017 Awards have vast experience of the temperature controlled storage and distribution sector and their knowledge of all disciplines involved is second to none.

The seven judges will scrutinise all nominations submitted, for the nineteen award categories, and the winners will be announced at the TCS&D Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 13th September 2017, in the Premier Lounge at the RICOH Arena, on the first night of the TCS&D 2017 Exhibition. (visit for more information)



Chris Sturman is Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Food Storage &Distribution Federation, an appointment held since 2009. His career has spanned forty years in the logistics and transport services industry and he is a well-respected figure in the UK food storage and distribution sector.

Chris is also a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Chairman of the TCS&D Awards Panel.


Les Gillies has been in the temperature controlled logistics industry for over 25 years working for chilled food companies, such as Grampian Country Foods, 2 Sisters, Gist, TOG and is now as Head of Logistics for Moy Park.

Les was also a previous CILT chairman for the Linconshire region.


Tim Moran, Logistics Director of Yearsley Group, has more than 25 years' experience in frozen logistics, encompassing both warehouse and transportation operations. Yearsley Group is the largest frozen food network in the UK and one of the most recognisable brands on the road, Tim has been instrumental in the development of strong, long term customer relationships and facility innovations. Tim has also recently been appointed as president of the FSDF.


Nick Hay, Chief Executive Officer of Fowler Welch, graduated from Birmingham University in 1995, 'knowing' that his chosen degree of Civil Engineering was unlikely to direct his final career. Looking for a Graduate programme offering a general management training scheme, Nick started as a trainee manager with Exel Logistics.

Following this introduction, he worked in a number of operational roles before taking up a position as a shift manager with Danish dairy giant, Aria Foods, in 1998. Whilst at Aria, Nick had his first taste of strategic development work, leading a project to justify and develop a National Distribution Centre in Leeds.

From here he went on to work for Innovate Logistics, opening two sites and starting their first transport operation. Having developed a knowledge for the Frozen Sector, he was then taken on by Innovate's major competitor, Frigoscandia, as Head of Sales in 2002.

Whilst at "Frigo", he fast-tracked through a number of positions, ranging from National Transport Manager through to his final role as Operations Director, and becoming part of a management buyout of the business in 2004.

In 2005, Nick took up the position of Managing Director at Samworth Brothers Distribution, a subsidiary of Samworth Brothers Group, a family owned food manufacturing group. During his five years at Samworth, he oversaw a 70% growth in businesses turnover to circa [pounds sterling]50M p.a.

In 2010 Nick was proud to be appointed as successor to David Inglis, as Managing Director of Fowler Welch. He says, "Fowler Welch is a fantastic business with a hugely committed team. I am excited by the prospect of leading the team and growing the business for many years to come!"

2016, Nick was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, after several years of successful growth for the business.


Brodie McMillan has now amassed 35 years experience as a Supply Chain Professional. Having worked with United Biscuits, Grand Metropolitan--before the Diageo days--and Northern Foods as Commercial and Logistics Director, he became an independent logistics consultant for 13 years before joining Whitbread as their Logistics Director in 2010.

Over the course of his career in FMCG, Brodie has worked in Logistics, Transport, Distribution, Supply Chain Directorships, Project Management and General Management roles within the Food, Dairy, Wholesale, Airline, Home delivery and e-Commerce sectors.

Since joining Whitbread, Brodie has led the introduction of key initiatives to tackle sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges, logistics strategy and an overhaul of Whitbread's fulfillment.


Garry lilburn has over 40 years experience in the food industry--10 years in production and over 30+years building and running a very large temperature controlled storage and distribution facility.

President of the FSDF in 2004-6, European Chairman of the IARW 2006, Chairman of the main IARW 2011 and President of the FSDF 2013-14.


Paul Jackson is the managing director of Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd. Chiltern is a privately owned company founded by Paul in 1993 with one van, one man and a 50-pallet cold store. Paul has been the driving force behind Chiltern's growth for more than 20 years servicing the UK and Europe with 240 employees, 65 trucks, 12 vans and a 8.5 acre multi-temperature site in Peterborough. Paul has grown Chiltern into one of the most successful specialist temperature controlled logistics providers in the UK with depots in: Peterborough, Livingston, Highbridge, Bourne and Whittlesey.
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Date:Jun 1, 2017
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