Dedicated advocate recognised for meritorious service

Noel Greenhalgh was recognised with the 2022 Fresh Markets Australia Meritorious Service Award.

Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) and Brismark Director, Noel Greenhalgh, has been recognised for his service to the fresh produce industry.

Mr Greenhalgh was presented with the 2022 Fresh Markets Australia Meritorious Service Award during the peak industry event, the Hort Connections Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 8 June 2022.

According to the Chair of Brismark, Gary Lower, the Award is recognition for the strong contribution and loyal service Mr Greenhalgh, Managing Director of wholesale business RW Pascoe, has shown the fresh produce industry and the Brisbane Markets over more than 30 years.

“Noel consistently demonstrates his dedication to the Markets, the wholesale sector and the horticulture industry as a whole, working hard to advocate for the industry, including participating in events, hosting visiting delegations and consistently promoting Brisbane Markets and the fruit and vegetable supply chain,” Mr Lower said.

Mr Greenhalgh has been a director of Brismark since 1996 and a director of BML since 2000. He was an early supporter of the Brismark-led bid to purchase the Brisbane Markets from the State Government.

BML Chair, Anthony Kelly, said “Noel is a consummate professional in all aspects of his life, working hard to improve the standing and status of the wholesaling sector. This was never clearer than when he made a significant contribution to the bid to purchase the Brisbane Markets site in 2002, both in share investment and underwriting the capital, allowing the previously neglected site to transition to industry-based ownership.”

As a director of both BML and Brismark, Mr Greenhalgh has supported effective collaboration between BML, the market landlord, and Brismark, the representative body for wholesalers within the Brisbane Markets, and ensured the BML Board’s culture retains its strong recognition of the wholesaling sector.

“It is a fitting tribute that Noel receives the Meritorious Service Award in the year when we celebrate 20 years of private ownership of Brisbane Markets, and I congratulate Noel as a very worthy recipient and a worthy peer to stand alongside prior recipients of this prestigious industry accolade,” Mr Lower said.

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