November 12, 2015

12/11/2015: David Sugden 1937-2015

http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1508_w1/16
First published in Milling and Grain, August 2015

David Sugden sadly died at the age of 77 at home in Suffolk, UK on July 8, 2015. He was 15th and last in the family line of preeminent flour millers, the Sugdens. The family business - Thomas Sugden & Son Ltd’s mill was located in Brighouse, Yorkshire, UK.

David was born on 22nd September 1937 in Yorkshire. He was the son of Richard Sugden CBE TD – former nabim President from 1955-56. He trained mostly at Henry Simon Ltd.

Before his milling career, David served 10 years in the military, where, like his father he was commissioned in the Duke of Wellington’s regiment. From 1957 to 1959, David trained in mills in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands. He qualified with a City & Guilds First Class Final Technological Certificate (Milling). David then spent what would become 31 continuous years of service working for Associated British Foods (ABF). It was during these years that Thomas Sugden & Son Ltd was sold to Allied Mills/ ABF.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.
 

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