The host has been revealed for the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2014 organised by Supply Chain Standard in association with PwC.
The awards dinner, which takes place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 5th November will be hosted by England rugby international Martin Bayfield.
At 6’10” Bayfield was one of the tallest men in rugby, a gift he used to full advantage as one of England’s most potent forwards.
After retiring, his height helped him secure the part of Robbie Coltrane’s body double as the giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.
On the field Martin enjoyed a successful international career, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams.
He’s since become an established member of the BBC commentary team, fronted NFL coverage and The World’s Strongest Man, and joined the presenting team on Crimewatch.
The Awards are the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies such as Vodafone, BASF, Danone Baby Nutrition and GlaxoSmithKline.
In 2013, the overall winner was Jaguar Land Rover with Unipart Logistics, which fought off strong competition from Telefónica UK and Argos to take the title. The Individual Contribution award went to Dino Rocos, operations director at John Lewis Partnership, whose bold vision to centralise fulfilment – including the emerging new channels for online shopping – was ahead of its time.
To book your place at the dinner go to the Awards web site: