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29th March 2019

CH&CO celebrates its Olympian

Ben Jacob, Chef Apprentice with CH&CO, has returned from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi where he successfully won two gold medals and a silver in cycling.

Ben won his gold medals in the Fin 5K Road Race, finishing in a time of 08:44.66, and the Fin 10K Time Trial, finishing in 18:20.50. His silver came in the Fin 5k Time Trial, completing this in 08:24.66.

Away from the cycling track, Ben works as an Apprentice Chef with CH&CO Workplaces. He said “It was a brilliant experience! Before the games I was just excited to be competing but now, having come away with three medals, I’m really proud of myself and can’t wait to compete again. It was really nice to come back to work and to have everyone congratulate me for my medals.”

Darran McGregor, Executive Chef, said: “The entire team is so proud of Ben’s achievement and we gave him a real hero’s welcome when he returned. Ben works hard every day in the kitchen and is always full of energy, even with his Olympic cycling training programme!”

Ben hopes to compete at more games in the future.