Simpsons Malt Limited Director David McCreath OBE has paid tribute to Seed Director Paul Huntley who has retired after a 38-year career with the company.
Paul joined McCreath Simpson & Prentice (MSP) – the agricultural merchanting division of
Simpsons Malt Ltd – as a Seed Technician in 1984, and progressed through the ranks to
become Seed Director, a position he has held since 2000.
Throughout his career, Paul has been instrumental in the development and implementation
of new seed varieties, as well as the research and development of innovative seed
treatments. His dedication to quality and innovation has helped MSP become one of the
go-to agricultural merchants in the UK.
In addition to his work at MSP, Paul has also been an active member of the seed industry.
Formerly AIC Seed Sector Chairman for Scotland, he sat on the MAGB Malting Barley
Committee and the Scottish Variety Consultative Committee (SVCC). He also played an
active role in the Pro Seed Group of seed companies (recently Paul stepped down as
Chairman) and was always striving to advance the industry as a whole.
Director David McCreath OBE said: “I tell people this every time; it’s people that make
companies, it’s not companies that make people. Paul has helped make MSP what it is
today, and I thank him very much for that.”
“His wealth of knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed, but we are grateful for the
time he has spent with us and for the countless contributions he has made to the company,
and the industry as a whole.”