Industry mourns the passing of Anthony Saxby

Anthony Saxby, a much-liked and respected figure in the meat industry, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday 5 November.

“He’ll be remembered by everyone whom I’ve spoken to in the last two or three days as a gentleman who had time for everybody,” said Saxby’s friend Bill Jermey, chief executive of the Food and Drink Training and Education Council (FTC).

Saxby acted as chairman at family business Saxby Bros based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, up until his retirement.

During the course of his career, Saxby served as president of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) following the merger of the British Meat Manufacturers Association (BMMA) and the British Meat Federation (BMF).

“Everyone in the industry will miss him,” added Jermey. “Everyone thinks he was a lovely man.”

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