BaxterStorey unsung hero wins kitchen porter accolade for sterling service

Stephen Kinkead, managing director, Winterhalter, Davie-Fleetham, kitchen porter, BaxterStorey and Lindsay Turnbull, RBS catering manager

A BaxterStorey kitchen porter that has worked at RBS in Edinburgh for 17 years has been crowned Winterhalter’s KP of the Year for 2019.

Davie Fleetham was nominated by catering manager Lindsay Turnbull for the award and she said the team view him as an “inspiration”.

“He bakes bread, cooks breakfast, checks all the equipment, cleans, delivers sandwiches to our other locations. He’s well-liked by our clients, customers and the wider team.  The senior directors know Davie – everyone does!”

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Along with his KP of the Year trophy, Mr Fleetham will receive £1,000 cash plus a celebratory dinner with family or friends, while his kitchen will get to choose the Winterhalter equipment it would like up to the value of £8,000.

Winterhalter UK boss travelled up to Edinburgh on Wednesday to present the award. Mr Fleetham said: “I knew something was going on today but I had no idea I was going to be awarded KP of the Year. To be recognised like this is amazing.”

Mr Kinkead added: “The KP of the Year judging panel were rightly captivated by his dedication. I loved the fact that he actually introduced homemade bread and scones to the business, and they’ve increased sales as a result.  Davie is a very worthy winner.”

There were two KP of the Year 2019 runners up prizes awarded. They went to Cheryl Macdonald, who works at the Jury’s Inn in Fry Street, Middlesbrough, and Sam Idubor, who is at the Royal Airforce Club in Piccadilly, London. They each win a trophy and £250 in cash.

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