Simpsons Malt celebrates long-serving employees

Several Simpsons Malt employees have been recognised for their long service at the company at an annual awards dinner in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Hosted by Managing Director Tim McCreath, who was celebrating a long service milestone of his own, the dinner at the Queens Head Hotel & Restaurant celebrated 13 employees who have worked at the family-owned maltster’s two sites in Berwick and Tivetshall St Margaret for a combined total of 360 years.

Two members of staff, Customer Support Manager Peter Inglis and Senior Operator Andrew Knapp, were honoured with personalised, engraved decanters to mark their 40 years of service. Peter joined the company at its Tweed Valley Maltings shortly before his 18th birthday in July 1979, while Andrew joined Simpsons Malt in 1986 following the acquisition of Watney Mann & Truman but had been working at Tivetshall also since July 1979.

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⭐️ LONG SERVICE AWARDS ⭐️ . 13 members of @simpsonsmalt and @msandpltd staff – including the company’s Managing Director Tim McCreath – were recently recognised for their long service at a dinner at the Queens Head in Berwick, having worked at the Home of Good Malt for milestones ranging from 15 to 40 years. . 💬 Speaking about the dinner, Tim said: “It’s always wonderful to be able to recognise the hard work and dedication that every one of our long-service employees brings to Simpsons Malt and it’s a source of great pride that so many of our staff choose to remain with us for as long as they do.” . . . #homeofgoodmalt #malt #simpsonsmalt #staff #work #workforce #employee #employees #employeeappreciation #employeeengagement #longservice #longserviceaward #longserviceawards #employeespotlight

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Grain Admin Assistant Liz Adam, Roast House Supervisor Shaun Bailey, Quality Systems Administrator Judith Kantor and Seed Analyst Ivan Martin were all recognised for their 30 years with the firm, while Fertiliser Supervisor Darren Cromarty, Maintenance Technician Mark Daynes and HGV Class 1 Drivers Mark Adam and Tom Hume joined Managing Director Tim in celebrating 25 years.

Agrochemical & Technical Director David Cairns was thanked for his 20 years and HGV Class 1 Driver Brian Halls was commended for his 15 years with the company.

Speaking about the evening, Tim said: “It’s always wonderful to be able to recognise the hard work and dedication that every one of our long-service employees brings to Simpsons Malt.

“Through our commitment to personal development and training opportunities, we can provide our workforce with clear career progression, and it’s a source of great pride that so many of our employees choose to remain at Simpsons Malt for as long as they do.”

Main Picture (L to R): David Cairns, Peter Inglis, Tom Hume, Shaun Bailey, Brian Halls, Mark Daynes, Tim McCreath, Mark Adam, Ivan Martin, Judith Kantor, Liz Adam. Andrew Knapp and Darren Cromarty were both unable to make the evening.