It is with great sadness to announce that Tony Ould has passed away quietly in Herne Bay on 25 January 2021 after a long period of illness which he fought with dignity and courage. A loving husband to Pamela, a wonderful father to Gavin and Laura, a grandfather, a dear friend of all at Babco UK among many others.

Tony joined Babco at its inception in 2000, following on from an illustrious early career that saw him make a huge impact on all sides of the drinks business. He started out in the drinks trade as a BWS buyer at Sainsburys in 1973 and went on to work for Victoria Wine and Greenall’s in Warrington. He was responsible for launching Oranjeboom Dutch lager into the Off Trade in the UK.

During his 21 years as Commercial Director with Babco, Tony continuously led on key business areas, focusing on operations and product development. He was pivotal in the management of all Babco brands with some reaching over 3-million litres a year.

Chris Bowen, Founder and MD of Babco says:

“A true drinks veteran, Tony was an inspiring leader, a great friend, and a key part of the Babco family. I am very proud to have had him by my side over the years. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and worked with him.”

Tony’s funeral will be held in private on March 8th 2021. Charity donations can be made to Ellenor Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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