After 45 years of service with Muntons plc, long serving employee John Ibbetson has taken the decision to retire.
During the course of his time at Muntons, John Ibbetson has held a number of roles within the company, starting initially at their Bridlington maltings, then called Edward Fison Ltd, in 1967.
His first role was as a laboratory assistant working in the busy maltings lab where barley samples were tested prior to delivery. After 15 years working at the Bridlington site, in 1982 John transferred to Suffolk to work at Muntons Stowmarket HQ. Initially in the laboratory then moving into homebrew production, where John has worked up until the present day, 30 years on.
At 45 years, John is one of Muntons longest serving staff and the event was celebrated in a farewell gathering of John’s friends and colleagues on his final day with the company. In his typically straightforward fashion John thanked everyone and commented “Over my years at Muntons I have seen people come and go. I have always enjoyed the company of those I work with and it is the people that I will miss.”
Muntons thanked John for his commitment to the company over the years and wish him a happy and long retirement.
The headquarters of Muntons plc is based in the county of Suffolk on the outskirts of the market town of Stowmarket in the UK and employs over 260 staff. The location is strategically located near to their main raw material, premium quality malting barley, and ideally positioned to access the UK’s major port of Felixstowe and the major road route into the heart of England.
Muntons has over 90 years grown to become a significant international player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, homebrew kits for beer and wine, flours and flakes and many other malted ingredients relevant to the food and drinks industry. Muntons is passionate about environmental protection and continuously looking at innovative ways to reduce its carbon footprint through many supply chain initiatives. Currently Muntons has ISO14001 certification for environmental management. Since 1999 Muntons has consistently outperformed its Climate Change emissions targets set by government and has a strong recognition that low carbon working practices have social, economic and environmental benefits.