John Ibbetson

A LONG-SERVING employee at malt and malted products firm Muntons has celebrated 40 years with the firm.John Ibbetson was presented with a 40 year long service award by managing director Alan Ridealgh at a ceremony in front of his work colleagues in the home brew area.

A LONG-SERVING employee at malt and malted products firm Muntons has celebrated 40 years with the firm.

John Ibbetson was presented with a 40 year long service award by managing director Alan Ridealgh at a ceremony in front of his work colleagues in the home brew area.

Mr Ibbetson started in the laboratory at the Muntons Bridlington site, then called Edward Fison Ltd, in 1967.

After 15 years, he was transferred to the Suffolk headquarters at Stowmarket, and has worked there ever since.

“Things like this don't happen often,” said Mr Ibbetson of the award.

“I have been exceptionally lucky with Muntons. I have never been unemployed in my life.”