Hole in one for vending industry at 37th Hawkstone Golf Day

More than 75 senior professionals from the UK’s biggest vending companies gathered on Tuesday, May 16 to take part in the 37th annual Nestlé Professional Hawkstone Golf Day.

The winner on the day was Team Gallagher, led by Steve Gallagher, chairman of GEM Vending. Paul Howard, MD of Nebrak, secured the individual high score at the event, with an impressive 66 points.

The Hawkstone Golf Day was founded by Nestlé Professional in 1980 and was the first value-added networking event of its kind.  Having evolved from a day of golf to a two-day family event, 2017 saw a host of additional activities, including lessons in golf, Segway and archery.

This year’s event also incorporated a farewell to Chris Starling, business account manager, who retires from Nestlé Professional at the end of June after 44 years’ service.

Mr Gormley, head of vending at Nestlé Professional, said: “Chris is a true stalwart of our industry. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him on behalf of our colleagues and associates, and wish him well for the future.”