Simpsons Malt has bid a fond farewell to Customer & Sales Support Representative Peter Inglis, who has retired from the company after almost 41 years of service.
Peter joined Simpsons Malt on July 2, 1979, and spent his first couple of years under the tutelage of Harry Kraft & George Murray. From there, he moved onto the payroll department assisting Jean Twynholm and then the accounts team, assisting when the company took over the Grand Met malting plants at Abingdon, Ditchingham Pontefract and Tivetshall St Margaret.
He then progressed to more of a production-based job under Peter Smith, working alongside John Weatherburn & George Sloan-Stanley, with his responsibility being stock control and managing production primarily through the Saladin Boxes.
As the company grew and the customer base widened, Peter switched into a customer-focused role and, over the past 20 years, he has been speaking to and processing orders for our brewing and distilling customers on a day-to-day basis, as well as visiting distilling customers for regular supplier review meetings.
Speaking about his retirement, Peter said: “What can I say other than it’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked for this fantastic family company for more than 40 years, where I’ve formed great relationships with many colleagues, as well as others in the wider brewing and distilling industries.
“The last three months have been difficult and not how I’d envisaged working out my last days at the Home of Good Malt and I do hope to get an opportunity to personally say goodbye at a later date.
“Best wishes to all of my colleagues, but particularly to those in the order office and I know that, collectively, they will continue to do a brilliant job.”
Tim McCreath, Simpsons Malt Managing Director, added: “On behalf of the Board here at Simpsons Malt, I would like to say a huge thank you to Peter for his loyalty and hard work – it’s an incredible achievement to work for one company for 41 years.
“I’m sure all members of staff will join me in wishing Peter a long, happy and healthy retirement and we’re looking forward to sending him off in true Simpsons Malt style with a celebratory lunch, which will take place when we are permitted to do so.”
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