Cool Milk, the UK’s largest provider of school and nursery milk, is celebrating winning ‘LACA’s Outstanding Supplier of the Year’ at a leading school food industry organisation awards ceremony in Birmingham.

Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Awards for Excellence are supported by the Department for Education and acknowledge individuals and teams of people who continue to make a real difference in education catering.

Carrieanne Bishop, National Chair of LACA, and awards host and TV presenter Dr David Bull presented the coveted award to Cool Milk’s founder Jon Thornes MBE and his team. John Sedgwick, Cool Milk’s Managing Director, said: “We believe in offering excellent customer service as well as helping to educate schools on the health benefits of drinking milk mid-morning. We worked closely with all of our customers including Hampshire County Council to ensure that all schools complied with new School Food Standards that came into force in January 2015.”

Amanda Frost, Head of Catering Services at Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) said: “Cool Milk always go the extra mile for us. They have been a positive presence in Hampshire and have helped our schools understand changes in milk legislation, whilst implementing milk schemes in line with the requirements of the School Food Plan.

“They fully deserve their recognition for “Outstanding Supplier of the Year” and we congratulate them.”