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10th July 2019

Local maltsters take on cycling challenge

(L-R: David Cairns, Alison Inglis, Jamie Ramshaw)

Members of the Simpsons Malt and McCreath Simpson & Prentice (MSP) team get ready to take on the gruelling RideLondon challenge on 4th August in memory of friend and colleague, Peter Simpson.

Taking on the mammoth 100-mile closed-road cycle circuit in London, which will finish at Buckingham Palace, the 5 strong team will be raising money for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK.

As Peter was a keen cyclist himself, the team felt that this was a fitting challenge and the perfect tribute to him as well as a way of raising some vital cash that will fund world-leading research into pancreatic cancer prevention.

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Further information:

Rebeca Moss / 0131 526 3190

Notes to Editor

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.