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Simpsons Malt continued to operate during the pandemic to support farmers and the food and beverage industries, but took precautions to protect its staff. It malts barley at two sites, in Berwick-upon- Tweed and in Norfolk, and has two agricultural merchant divisions — John Guthrie and McCreath, and Simpson & Prentice — that source its barley as well as supplying animal feed, seeds, chemicals, fertiliser and other products to farmers. The firm is run by managing director Tim McCreath, 51.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank143
CompanySimpsons Malt
ActivityMalt producer
LocationBerwick-upon-Tweed
Sales £m168
Operating profit £m11.1
Main shareholdersSimpson family and associated joint shareholders (90%), others (10%)
Staff288
Founded1862
Websitewww.simpsonsmalt.co.uk

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