Milkman Kevin named best of 2013
A man who has been delivering pints for the last 25 years has been crowned Milkman of the Year 2013.
Kevin Dyer, 45, from Fleet, Hampshire, was nominated by 468 of his 800 customers and presented with his award at a ceremony in London.
The father of five works for milk&more and his round is in the Fleet and Church Crookham areas.
He delivers his first pint at around midnight and his last by 7am. "It's all about the service," he explained. "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."
Football-mad Mr Dyer is a regular volunteer at Farnborough Football Club, where he is also the supporters' representative on the board.
The judges were impressed with his professional, business-like approach to his round and the way that he employs modern hand-held 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".
Cara Williams, of competition sponsors Highland Spring, added: "Kevin was a very worthy winner of this much coveted title. He is obviously an excellent milkman who provides an outstanding level of service to his customers."