Tim Sturk, Head of Coffee Training and Development, has been honoured with the prestigious title award at the inaugural BaxterStorey Awards.
Held in the Summer Marquee at Gray’s Inn, London, the awards celebrated the company’s talented teams and individuals who go above and beyond their duties every day. Tim was chosen as the first recipient of the BaxterStorey Award for his dedication and hard work, not only within BaxterStorey but the global coffee industry.
Hired in 2007 as BaxterStorey’s first full-time Training Manager, Tim has become an expert in the field of coffee, gaining national and international recognition. His achievements include creating the first foodservice Barista Academy and judging at the World Barista Championships. Not to mention developing a team of coffee specialists who secured BaxterStorey a place as the only foodservice caterer in four consecutive finals of the UK Barista Championships.
Alastair Storey, Chairman at BaxterStorey, said: “These inaugural awards recognise the exceptional people within our business, without whom we could not deliver the high standards our clients and customers expect."
“Tim’s foresight and diligence has brought direct benefit, not only to BaxterStorey but to the coffee community as a whole. Along with mentoring and developing BaxterStorey’s team of coffee specialists, Tim plays a fundamental role in global coffee education through his involvement in the Speciality Coffee Associations of Europe and America, amongst other organisations."
“Over the past eight years, Tim has expanded his own knowledge to become one of the UK’s foremost experts in coffee education and created a heightened awareness of coffee’s importance across our business. His work to establish and develop our Barista Academy has also created the foundation for a number of other BaxterStorey training academies. He embodies our ethos of developing our teams and has allowed us to serve great coffee to more customers than ever before. I can’t think of a more deserving recipient of the first BaxterStorey Award.”
Tim Sturk said: "I have been very fortunate in that I have received industry and peer recognition. Having this acknowledgement and recognition from within BaxterStorey means so much more than any other award. I am tremendously proud of this award and of BaxterStorey for having the courage to make a stand and say coffee needs to be better. My success is a direct result of Alastair Storey’s desire and vision to be best in class on behalf of our customers. BaxterStorey have given me the tools and support to make a difference.”