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milk&more Milkman of the Year 2017

10,000 customers participated in our milk&more 'Milkman of the Year 2017'
competition by nominating their milkman.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Darren Barnes from our
Camberley Dairy, has been crowned our 2017 winner.

Darren Barnes Darren, a milkman for 31 years, serves the Shalford, Chilworth, Bramley and Wonersh areas in Surrey. Darren says his favourite part of the job is meeting his customers and the relationships he's built with them throughout his career - They are his 'family'.
Darren has donated his prize award to the children's charity Whizz-Kidz. He also ran his first London marathon in 2017, where he raised over £5,000 from his customers, friends and family for Whizz-Kidz.

Darren wins £1000 in high street vouchers and one of his lucky customers who voted for him was randomly chosen to win £250 credit on their milk&more account!
We would also like to salute the 5 runners up in the competition who each win £250 in vouchers, and all our milkman & milkwomen who always go that 'extra mile'.

Garry Rose John Cooper Gary Powell
Matt Hudd Carl Price MOTY Logo

Summer Pea & Bacon Quiche

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes

Serves: 4-6
Per 100g portion 242 kcals,
16.8g fat (7.2g saturated fat)

Summer Pea & Bacon Quiche
  • 500g pack shortcrust pastry
  • 25g Country Life unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 x 200g pack Suffolk Crown unsmoked
    back bacon, chopped
  • 150g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 150g frozen broad beans, defrosted
  • 3 medium free range eggs
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 150ml Country Life single cream
  • 50g Davidstow Extra Mature Cheddar, Cornish Crackler cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6 and place a baking tray in the oven.
Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and line a 23cm deep quiche tin. Prick the base with a fork and chill for 15 minutes. Line with scrunched up baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Place on the hot baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion and bacon for 4-5 minutes until golden. Add the peas and beans.
Whisk the eggs into the milk and cream, season and add ¾ of the cheese. Spoon the pea mixture into the pastry case and pour over the cream mixture. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and bake for 35 minutes until golden and set.

Milkman of the Year 2017 Nominees

Darren Barnes Darren Barnes - Camberley
Darren, a milkman for 31 years, currently serving the Shalford, Chilworth, Bramley and Wonersh areas. Darren says his favourite part of the job is meeting his customers and the relationships he's built with them throughout his career.
Darren is donating his prize award of £250 to the children's charity, Whizz-Kidz. Darren has just run his first London marathon for which he has already raised over £5k thanks to his customers, family and friends.
Garry Rose Garry Rose - Eastbourne
Garry was a sheet metal worker for 16 years before joining milk&more as a franchisee 15 years ago. Garry joined milk&more after looking for a role in the community that involved working with people. He currently covers areas in and around Eastbourne including Uckfield, East Hoathly and Buxted.
Garry was nominated for the support he provides to members of the community both young and old.
Matt Hudd Matt Hudd - Keynsham
Matt has been a milkman for 20 years and currently serves an area of around 65 miles including Kingswood, Bitton and Warmely. Matt believes milkmen play an important part in the local community, and has gone above and beyond to help his customers - all of which he feels is part and parcel of his daily job.
Gary Powell Gary Powell - Swindon
Gary has been a milkman for 34 years and currently covers areas around Swindon such as Gorse Hill, Pineshurst and Moredon.
He followed in his father's footsteps and became a milkman when he left school. Gary also met his partner of 33 years whilst delivering milk. Gary has visited his son's school to talk about being a milkman and now, Gary's son's friends regularly call him 'Mr Milkman' in recognition of the job he holds so close to his heart.
John Cooper John Cooper - Bishops Stortford
John, a milkman for 21 years, currently serves the Stansted, Birchanger, Takeley and Manuden areas, John says his favourite part of the job is working outdoors in the fresh air and helping his customers. Hearing the news that he had been shortlisted, John commented, "I am so pleased to be recognised for a job I love by people I consider friends."
Carl Price Carl Price - Wolverhampton
Carl, a milkman for 33 years, currently serves the Brownhills, Norton Canes, Heath Hayes and Eynsford areas. Carl says his favourite part of the job is working outdoors, meeting his customers and the relationships he's built with them throughout his career. Carl commented, "It's my goal to make sure that my customers have everything they need, when they need it, so to be nominated by them means the world to me."
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