Praise From Maltster!
11th December 2019 Paul Andrews
Berwick-based Simpsons Malt has celebrated the hard work of 13 members of its team, who between them have dedicated 360 years of service to the family-run business.
The staff being recognised at the fifth-generation family-owned maltsters were thanked by Simpsons Malt managing director Tim McCreath at a dinner marking the special occasion.
Tim McCreath was also celebrating 25 years’ service at the company, having first joined the Simpsons Malt team in 1994.
Two members of staff were thanked for their respective 40 years of service. Peter Inglis, customer support manager and Andrew Knapp, senior operator, both received engraved whisky decanters to mark their enduring commitment to the company.
Grain admin assistant Liz Adam, Roast House supervisor Shaun Bailey, quality systems administrator Judith Kantor and seed analyst Ivan Martin were also commended for their 30 years with the firm.
Fertiliser supervisor Darren Cromarty, maintenance technician Mark Daynes and HGV class 1 drivers Mark Adam and Tom Hume celebrated 25 years. Agrochemical and technical director David Cairns was thanked for his 20 years, whilst HGV class 1 driver Brian Halls was commended for his 15 years with the company.
Speaking about the evening, Simpsons Malt managing director Tim McCreath said: “It’s wonderful to recognise the hard work and dedication that every one of our long-service employees brings to Simpsons Malt. We value every individual’s dedication to the company, and the experience that they each bring to their roles."
“It is a source of great pride that so many of our employees choose to remain at Simpsons Malt for as long as they do. We are a fifth-generation business, and we believe our commitment to nurturing employee talent is what encourages them to stay with us through the decades.”
Peter Inglis, one of the company’s longest serving employees at 40 years’ service, said: “I’m very proud to have worked at Simpsons Malt for all of my working life. It’s a fantastic place to work, and the fact that so many of us choose to stay with the company for so long is testament to that.”
Simpsons Malt produces in excess of 250,000 tonnes of malt at its two sites in Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Tivetshall St Margaret. Its agricultural trading division, McCreath, Simpson & Prentice (MSP), purchases malting barley from more than 2,000 farmers in the North of England, the Borders, Fife, Perthshire, Angus, the Lothians and Aberdeenshire.
The maltsters recently received the accolade of “Malt Brand of the Year 2019” from US beer title, Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine.