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Simpsons Malt appoints New Operations Director

 Family-owned maltster Simpsons Malt welcomes Andrew Holding to the position of Operations Director at its Tivetshall Maltings in Norfolk.

Responsible for leading the Tivetshall and Fersfield teams and overseeing manufacturing operations, Andrew will also join the company’s Operation Board.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience in maltings and food produce management roles, having spent over 20 years with Stowmarket-based Muntons followed by roles with Peterborough-headquartered food producer, Produce World Group. He also holds an MBA and a Malting Diploma. 

In this new role, Andrew will work strategically with the Simpsons Malt Tivetshall Maltings team as the site undergoes an extensive investment programme to expand its production capacity.  
Speaking of this new role at the leading maltster, which is over 150-years old, Steven Rowley Operations Director of Simpsons Malt Ltd said: “We look forward to welcoming Andrew to the Simpsons Malt team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the food and malting industries and will implement a strategic approach to maintain a quality output at our Tivetshall maltings.” 

Andrew added: “This is an exciting chapter for me personally and I am pleased to be joining the family at Simpsons Malt, especially at a time when there are such exciting developments on the horizon.”

Andrew Holding is from Kent, where he grew up in a farming family. In addition to his MBA, Andrew holds a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. 
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Photo caption:  Andrew Holding, new Operations Director at Simpsons Malt’s Tivetshall Maltings
 
Notes to Reader:   Simpsons Malt is a family-owned independent maltster providing premium malt to the brewing, distilling and food industries worldwide. Managed by the 5th generation of the Simpsons family, the company remains focused on its core malting business investing in excess of £80million over the last 25 years. Headquartered in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, it is an area famous for its barley.

The company’s other maltings is situated at Tivetshall St. Margaret in the heart of the English barley growing county of Norfolk. The company produces in excess of 280,000 tonnes of malt each year. 

The company’s agricultural and trading arms, McCreath Simpson & Prentice and John Guthrie, procures in excess of 300,000 tonnes of barley each year from more than 2,000 farmers in the North of England, the Borders, Fife, Perthshire, Angus, the Lothians, and Aberdeenshire. At harvest time, almost 100% of the company’s annual barley requirements are stored in quality-assured storage areas.

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