Dr Andrew Kemp FIH, longserving Group Sales and Marketing Director at Bidfood, has been awarded an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list, in recognition of his outstanding services to the foodservice and hospitality industry.
Andy is a well-known face in the sector who, over the last 40 years, has shown an insatiable appetite for making positive change, using his platform to tirelessly collaborate and work alongside industry bodies and charities. Particularly close to his heart has been fighting for the protection of Universal Infant Free School Meals, along with work on holiday hunger, advocating and ensuring a better future for children across the UK. Andy has also contributed research on the dangers of antibiotics and hormones in food, shaping understanding and driving innovation in the area.
Bidfood’s announcement said Andy has been instrumental in mobilising the hospitality and foodservice sector to protect the industry’s future as an exciting, rewarding and attractive place to work. He was previously awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of West London in 2017 for his lifetime contribution to the UK and international food industry.
On being recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019, Andy said: “I’m receiving this award not only on behalf of Bidfood, but on behalf of all of these partners who have offered me a lifetime of support. Thank you, to everyone who has helped me along this journey.”