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Mark Allen, Dairy Crest CEO, announced as new Chairman of BITC's South West Advisory Board

26/02/2014

Business in the Community (BITC), the national charity led by HRH The Prince of Wales, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Allen, CEO of Dairy Crest, as Chairman of the BITC South West Advisory Board.

Dairy Crest, the leading British owned dairy company, has a strong footprint in the South West, making Mr Allen a natural choice for the role. As well as buying a large proportion of its milk from supplying farmers based throughout the region, the company operates a number of factories, including at Davidstow in North Cornwall, where award-winning cheeses Cathedral City and Davidstow cheddar are made, and a cheese packing site at Frome.

Dairy Crest also achieved 98% and a Platinum Big Tick - the highest ranking - in the BITC's annual Corporate Responsibility Index 2013, putting Mr Allen in a good position to advise other companies on operating responsibly.