Simpsons Malt Bid Fond Farewell to Long Service Employees Embarking on Retirement
Two Simpsons Malt employees – Chris Gaul and Peter Longmate – retire from the Berwick-upon-Tweed based maltster following over 45 years combined service.
Production Manager Chris Gaul (60) joined Simpsons Malt in 1986 following the acquisition of Watney Mann & Truman where he had worked as Malting Operative since 1977. During his time with the company, Chris was responsible for the day-to-day running of the GKVs, Malt deliveries, Tivetshall and Fersfield barley movements and the storage of the raw barley material and final Malt produce.
Speaking about his retirement Chris said: “I am looking forward to taking it easy and enjoying some holidays with my wife Karen before we move house in the New Year to be near to our children in Norwich.
“I would just like to say a big thank you to Simpsons Malt, it’s been a great company to work for all these years and I will miss everyone dearly.”
Peter Longmate (62) joined Simpsons Malt from Carlsberg-Tetley when Simpsons Malt took over Mistley Maltings in 2001. In his role of Laboratory Manager Peter was involved in quality systems, supplier reviews, UKNIR Network &MAPS steering committees & MAGB Technical Committee.
During his time with Simpsons Malt Peter has seen a real increase in the technology used to streamline the business and ensure more efficient production. Most recently he was involved in the development of the taste panel, Malt Notes and the newly launched website.
Having worked every harvest since 1971, Peter is looking forward to a well earned break as he explains: “I thoroughly enjoyed working at Simpsons Malt but I now look forward plan to spend my retirement getting back in to golf and my love of music – I might even find the time to record in my new music room!
Commenting on Chris and Peter’s retirement, Simpsons Malt Vice-Chairman, Richard Simpson said: “Chris and Peter have been great assets to the Simpsons family over the years and we wish them both all the best in their respective retirements.”