International Track 200

This family-owned firm makes almost 300,000 tons of malt a year, with its agricultural trading arms – McCreath, Simpson & Prentice and John Guthrie – sourcing the raw material, barley. The malt is exported to food, whisky and beer manufacturers in markets such as Europe and North America, with international sales of £9.7m in 2013. Based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the firm was founded by corn merchant James Parker Simpson in 1862, and today his great-grandson Simon Simpson, 78, is chairman.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank23
CompanySimpsons Malt
ActivityMalt producer
LocationBerwick-Upon-Tweed
2-yr av intl sales growth pa91.52%
International sales £000s9,676
Total sales £000s157,891
Staff205
Founded1862
Websitewww.simpsonsmalt.co.uk

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