16
JUL
2015

Muntons named Business of the Year

Muntons, a Stowmarket based business which supplies malt and malted ingredients, as well as beer, wine and cider making kits to customers around the world has been named Business of the Year in the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards as well as receiving the accolade of Large Business of the Year.

“Winning the Large Business award at the East Anglian Daily Times Business awards ceremony came as a delightful surprise,” says Alan Ridealgh, Muntons Managing Director. “To then pick up the Business of the Year award was astounding.”

The winner of the Business of the Year trophy is chosen from the best of the best of all the category winners. Melissa Abbott and Mary Narey of Muntons received the trophy from Amber Brinkley of EDF Energy and Sarah Howard of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, representing the joint main sponsors of the awards for the fourth year running. The Large Business category, sponsored by Larking Gowen, was open to businesses with annual turnover of more than £5million.

“In our company we take pride in everything we do and have a passion for our products and our business that has become so strong that we now include it in our corporate strapline,” says Alan Ridealgh. “’Passionate about Malt’ is the guiding principle of our business.”

“To win these awards shows that this is being recognised within the local community,” he said. “I can only thank the sponsors and judges for choosing us and the EADT for organising such a well-managed event.”

Muntons is a leading global player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, flours and flakes and many other malted ingredients relevant to the food and drinks industry exporting around half of its production. Muntons also manufacture an extensive range of beer, wine and cider making kits, which are also sold globally.

The EADT Business Awards, being staged for the 18th time this year, were held at Trinity Park, Ipswich, in a ceremony hosted by Terry Baxter.

Ends

16
JUL
2015

Muntons named Business of the Year

Muntons, a Stowmarket based business which supplies malt and malted ingredients, as well as beer, wine and cider making kits to customers around the world has been named Business of the Year in the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards as well as receiving the accolade of Large Business of the Year.

“Winning the Large Business award at the East Anglian Daily Times Business awards ceremony came as a delightful surprise,” says Alan Ridealgh, Muntons Managing Director. “To then pick up the Business of the Year award was astounding.”

The winner of the Business of the Year trophy is chosen from the best of the best of all the category winners. Melissa Abbott and Mary Narey of Muntons received the trophy from Amber Brinkley of EDF Energy and Sarah Howard of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, representing the joint main sponsors of the awards for the fourth year running. The Large Business category, sponsored by Larking Gowen, was open to businesses with annual turnover of more than £5million.

“In our company we take pride in everything we do and have a passion for our products and our business that has become so strong that we now include it in our corporate strapline,” says Alan Ridealgh. “’Passionate about Malt’ is the guiding principle of our business.”

“To win these awards shows that this is being recognised within the local community,” he said. “I can only thank the sponsors and judges for choosing us and the EADT for organising such a well-managed event.”

Muntons is a leading global player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, flours and flakes and many other malted ingredients relevant to the food and drinks industry exporting around half of its production. Muntons also manufacture an extensive range of beer, wine and cider making kits, which are also sold globally.

The EADT Business Awards, being staged for the 18th time this year, were held at Trinity Park, Ipswich, in a ceremony hosted by Terry Baxter.

Ends

16
JUL
2015

Muntons named Business of the Year

Muntons, a Stowmarket based business which supplies malt and malted ingredients, as well as beer, wine and cider making kits to customers around the world has been named Business of the Year in the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards as well as receiving the accolade of Large Business of the Year.

“Winning the Large Business award at the East Anglian Daily Times Business awards ceremony came as a delightful surprise,” says Alan Ridealgh, Muntons Managing Director. “To then pick up the Business of the Year award was astounding.”

The winner of the Business of the Year trophy is chosen from the best of the best of all the category winners. Melissa Abbott and Mary Narey of Muntons received the trophy from Amber Brinkley of EDF Energy and Sarah Howard of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, representing the joint main sponsors of the awards for the fourth year running. The Large Business category, sponsored by Larking Gowen, was open to businesses with annual turnover of more than £5million.

“In our company we take pride in everything we do and have a passion for our products and our business that has become so strong that we now include it in our corporate strapline,” says Alan Ridealgh. “’Passionate about Malt’ is the guiding principle of our business.”

“To win these awards shows that this is being recognised within the local community,” he said. “I can only thank the sponsors and judges for choosing us and the EADT for organising such a well-managed event.”

Muntons is a leading global player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, flours and flakes and many other malted ingredients relevant to the food and drinks industry exporting around half of its production. Muntons also manufacture an extensive range of beer, wine and cider making kits, which are also sold globally.

The EADT Business Awards, being staged for the 18th time this year, were held at Trinity Park, Ipswich, in a ceremony hosted by Terry Baxter.

Ends

02
JUL
2015

Sustainable Supply

Winter malting barley supply – guaranteed

Dewing Grain, in conjunction with Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer has agreed a three year contract with participating grower members in a bid to guarantee supply of good quality winter malting barley with a known carbon footprint value.

Winter malting barley sowings have been in sharp decline over the last few years as feed varieties and spring barley gain favour; however there are real concerns over this worrying trend. Only 15% of barley bought nationally by maltsters is currently winter barley.

It is hoped that having longer term contracts in place will encourage farmers to grow this important crop and there are real benefits to be had for those that do. Part of the contract is a requirement to complete a carbon calculator, which not only helps the farmer identify ways of reducing their impact on the environment, but also helps Muntons to offer a clear carbon profile for their customers.

Melissa Abbott, Muntons Grain Value Chain Specialist, said: “Linking winter malting barley contracts to the completion of a carbon calculator is a real first, which will not only help the farmer but will have a positive effect on the environment and greatly assist in ensuring a sustainable future for this important crop.” She continued, “In addition, local sourcing means that food-miles are kept to a minimum – another benefit for the environment.”

Oliver Hitchcock from Dewing Grain, which is the main marketing arm of the members of Aylsham Grain and Yare Grain, commented: “Members will be able to clear the grain at harvest into their central stores and will receive added value that reflects a split pricing mechanism and also the carbon monitoring. We are pleased to be working with Muntons on this sustainable initiative, meeting the increasing needs of their customers.”

02
JUL
2015

Sustainable Supply

Winter malting barley supply – guaranteed

Dewing Grain, in conjunction with Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer has agreed a three year contract with participating grower members in a bid to guarantee supply of good quality winter malting barley with a known carbon footprint value.

Winter malting barley sowings have been in sharp decline over the last few years as feed varieties and spring barley gain favour; however there are real concerns over this worrying trend. Only 15% of barley bought nationally by maltsters is currently winter barley.

It is hoped that having longer term contracts in place will encourage farmers to grow this important crop and there are real benefits to be had for those that do. Part of the contract is a requirement to complete a carbon calculator, which not only helps the farmer identify ways of reducing their impact on the environment, but also helps Muntons to offer a clear carbon profile for their customers.

Melissa Abbott, Muntons Grain Value Chain Specialist, said: “Linking winter malting barley contracts to the completion of a carbon calculator is a real first, which will not only help the farmer but will have a positive effect on the environment and greatly assist in ensuring a sustainable future for this important crop.” She continued, “In addition, local sourcing means that food-miles are kept to a minimum – another benefit for the environment.”

Oliver Hitchcock from Dewing Grain, which is the main marketing arm of the members of Aylsham Grain and Yare Grain, commented: “Members will be able to clear the grain at harvest into their central stores and will receive added value that reflects a split pricing mechanism and also the carbon monitoring. We are pleased to be working with Muntons on this sustainable initiative, meeting the increasing needs of their customers.”

02
JUL
2015

Sustainable Supply

Winter malting barley supply – guaranteed

Dewing Grain, in conjunction with Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer has agreed a three year contract with participating grower members in a bid to guarantee supply of good quality winter malting barley with a known carbon footprint value.

Winter malting barley sowings have been in sharp decline over the last few years as feed varieties and spring barley gain favour; however there are real concerns over this worrying trend. Only 15% of barley bought nationally by maltsters is currently winter barley.

It is hoped that having longer term contracts in place will encourage farmers to grow this important crop and there are real benefits to be had for those that do. Part of the contract is a requirement to complete a carbon calculator, which not only helps the farmer identify ways of reducing their impact on the environment, but also helps Muntons to offer a clear carbon profile for their customers.

Melissa Abbott, Muntons Grain Value Chain Specialist, said: “Linking winter malting barley contracts to the completion of a carbon calculator is a real first, which will not only help the farmer but will have a positive effect on the environment and greatly assist in ensuring a sustainable future for this important crop.” She continued, “In addition, local sourcing means that food-miles are kept to a minimum – another benefit for the environment.”

Oliver Hitchcock from Dewing Grain, which is the main marketing arm of the members of Aylsham Grain and Yare Grain, commented: “Members will be able to clear the grain at harvest into their central stores and will receive added value that reflects a split pricing mechanism and also the carbon monitoring. We are pleased to be working with Muntons on this sustainable initiative, meeting the increasing needs of their customers.”