The Cathedral at Bury St Edmunds saw 1,000 people assemble for the University Campus Suffolk (UCS) presentation event on Saturday the 27th September, where 167 students received their qualifications.
This was a special day for three Muntons employees. Lawrence Howes was presented with his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Studies. Additionally however Lawrence also won the Towergate Insurance Brokers Award for the most outstanding student on a management course. Lewis Cocksedge collected his Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering having already previously won Apprentice Trainee of the year in his category last year. And finally Alan Ridealgh was made an Honorary Fellow of the University Campus Suffolk.
Alan Ridealgh commented: “I know that everyone at Muntons will join me in offering our heartiest congratulations to Lawrence and Lewis on such a tremendous achievement.” He continued: “To be awarded this honorary fellowship was totally unexpected but I was pleased to accept the award on behalf of everyone at Muntons, particularly on behalf of the many people there who have been supportive and involved in the areas cited.”
Richard Lister, Provost and Chief Executive of UCS, presented the Fellowship to Alan particularly citing the work that Alan and Muntons have done developing a successful business in the area: Work in the community, especially with schools, and their sustainability agenda which has made them leaders in their field and across East Anglia.
Alan Ridealgh joined Suffolk-based, family owned Muntons in 1980. Muntons are a company that specialises in producing malt and malted ingredients for the food and drinks industry. Since becoming Managing Director, Alan has been instrumental in developing and implementing Muntons sustainability programme, gaining numerous accolades and awards for sustainability initiatives. The most recent of which, was awarded for the installation of an anaerobic digester system which could generate up to 25% of the
Head Office sites’ electricity needs.
It is well recognised that a company is only as good as its people and perhaps it is
occasions such as this that underline the quality of the people who work at Muntons.