The agricultural merchant business McCreath, Simpson & Prentice (MSP), a trading division of Simpsons Malt, has appointed David Barrett as director of fertiliser.
Mr Barrett joins from fertiliser manufacturer Yara International, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. He was most recently sales and marketing manager for Yara Premium Offerings in Canada, following a number of roles in Yara's UK fertiliser operations. Before that, he worked for Agrovista.
Based at MSP’s Berwick-upon-Tweed headquarters, Mr Barrett will be responsible for the strategy and commercial direction of the fertiliser business, including the purchasing of all raw materials and working with the commercial team to ensure production and sales of high quality fertiliser products through the 100,000 tone capacity blend plant at Berwick.
"We are pleased to welcome David to the Simpsons Malt family,” says Richard Simpson, vice chairman Simpsons Malt. “He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be a great asset to the company.”