Bidfood pair receive MBEs

After an extraordinary year, where many people within the industry have gone way beyond the extra mile to help others, Bidfood’s CEO Andrew Selley recently expressed his pride that two of his team have been singled out with recognition in the New Year Honours List 2021. Supply chain and technical services director Jim Gouldie and managing director, wholesale Steve Clarke were both awarded MBEs for their services to the vulnerable during the course of the pandemic.

According to Selley, the pair did not stop working “night and day” for weeks, giving their all, in order to make sure supplies were kept running and reached people that needed them the most. Indeed, they both worked an average of 18 hours a day, seven days a week, without taking a single day off for over two months.

“All of us at Bidfood are immensely proud of what Jim and Steve have achieved, and this honour could not have been bestowed on two more worthy individuals,” said Selley. “They are both incredibly modest and I know they will say that this recognition is for the whole Bidfood team.” 

Clarke added: “I know I speak for both Jim and myself in saying that we are totally bowled over and humbled, and very honoured to have been recognised in this way. I would also like to highlight all of our colleagues and the role each and every person played in making things happen and, ultimately, in making a real difference to many people’s lives during 2020.”