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Nestlé UK&I Chairman and CEO awarded Damehood

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Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland, was named in the New Year’s Honours for services to the food and drink industry and skills development. The first female boss of Nestlé UK is delighted her damehood has recognised the importance of food manufacturing in this country.

Dame Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland said:

“I am delighted to receive this honour. I am particularly pleased because it recognises the importance of UK food manufacturing. I have just started my role as President of the Food and Drink Federation, which represents our industry and I am looking forward to continuing our work to raise awareness of the importance of food manufacturing. I particularly want to encourage our industry to provide employment and training opportunities for young people".

Dame Fiona started her career as a teacher and has a personal commitment to skills and education. She is a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills, led the work to establish the first UK MEng in Food Engineering, and has championed the growth of apprenticeships across the industry. She also supports Speakers for Schools and leads Nestlé’s charitable partnership with Action for Children.


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