A new Individual Heroes award, created by the UK’s Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) to recognise and celebrate the heroes of the fresh produce industry, has been awarded to Ryan Parr, Operations Director at Perishable Movements Limited (PML) at this year’s FPC Fresh Awards, held on 19 November at Old Billingsgate, London.
“FPC created these special awards this year to recognise and celebrate businesses and individuals who have made a significant impact and have demonstrated relentless dedication in the challenging circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said FPC Chief Executive, Nigel Jenney.
“There are so many exemplars of organisations and individuals going that extra mile to ensure that the industry kept going and this gives us an opportunity to celebrate our heroes.”
Parr joined the business in 2013 at the age of 18 and during his seven-year tenure he has worked across many areas of the company to gain a strong understanding of the global logistics sector.
At 25, Parr is the youngest Director in the company’s 17-year history with direct responsibility for the day to day running of PML’s operations, exports, warehouse, transport and Sea Freight.
Throughout the pandemic Ryan worked tirelessly to maintain PML’s first class service, taking personal commitment above and beyond expectations.
The FPC Fresh Awards Judges commented: “Ryan showed considerable capability and maturity to support his team and its customers throughout this challenging period.
“His commitment was unbounding: he even lived and worked permanently on site for almost three months to ensure the business delivered at all costs.”