This family-owned firm produces nearly 300,000 tonnes of malt a year, with its agricultural trading arms, McCreath, Simpson & Prentice and John Guthrie, sourcing the raw material, barley. The malt is used in food, whisky and beer. The Berwick-Upon-Tweed firm was founded by corn merchant James Parker Simpson in Alnwick, Northumberland, in 1862, and today his great-grandson Simon Simpson, 78, is chairman.

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Company details
CompanySimpsons Malt
ActivityMalt producer
Sales £m*157.6
Operating profit £m*11.6
Main shareholdersSimpson family (77%), other family and management (23%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda