The regional president of McCain Regional President for Great Britain and Ireland, Nick Vermont, has been presented with the lifetime achievement accolade at the Scarborough Business Awards.
Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, read a citation about Nick’s services to business on the Yorkshire Coast.
“Working with Harrison and Wallace McCain and Mac McCarthy has remained a career highlight for him. He learnt a lot from these industry legends about potatoes, strong relationships, straight talking and not making the same mistake twice.
“Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to driving growth in not just McCain, but the potato industry as a whole. …”He retired this September after a 35-year career with McCain. With 20 of those years spent leading the company’s UK business from their Head Office in Scarborough,he is looked upon as a significant contributor to the economic development of this area.”