New Appointment at McCreath, Simpson & Prentice


Independent agricultural merchant McCreath, Simpson & Prentice (MSP) welcomes new recruit David Barrett to their Berwick-upon-Tweed HQ in the role of Director of Fertiliser.

David (48), from Cumbria, joins the trading division of Simpsons Malt after a move from Canada where he worked as Sales & Marketing Manager for Yara Premium Offerings. Prior to this, he handled a number of roles with Yara’s UK fertiliser operations from 1997 onwards and had previously worked for Agrovista.

In the role of Director of Fertiliser David is responsible for the strategy and commercial direction of the fertiliser business at MSP, 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 100,000tn capacity plant at Berwick.

Commenting on his new role at McCreath, Simpson & Prentice David Barrett said: “Simpsons Malt Ltd is a renowned family business with an excellent reputation that I am delighted to be working for, especially in such an important role in the McCreath Simpson & Prentice process. Having come from a background in the fertiliser business I feel my expertise in the industry made me the ideal candidate to take on this challenge.”

Richard Simpson, Vice Chairman Simpsons Malt Ltd, added: “We are pleased to welcome David to the Simpsons Malt family. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be a great asset to the company.”

David Barrett is married with two children and possesses both agricultural qualifications and an MBA.

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