Movers & Shakers: Adrian Dyter succeeds Euan Macpherson as managing director at the Crisp Malting Group

Former Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson with his successor Adrian Dyter outside

Former Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson with his successor Adrian Dyter outside the Great Ryburgh malting plant. - Credit: Archant

Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson has retired after 29 years with the company, which has maltings in Mistley and Ditchingham.

Euan has spent his working life in brewing, distilling and malting. When he joined in 1987, the company was making 120,000 tonnes of malt a year. During his tenure, production has more than trebled to an annual output of 430,000 tonnes, or 5% of EU output. He has overseen the production of enough malt to make mroe than 64bn pints of beer.

Adrian Dyter, previously from Boortmalt and Carlsberg, who has been shadowing Euan for a short period, has taken over as Crisp Malting’s managing director.

“Euan’s mantra of ‘profitability through complexity’ has been a key factor in Crisp’s success, and will remain a driving force,” said Adrian.

“The leadership may have changed, but the focus on fantastic local ingredients, and service which is second to none, hasn’t. It may be challenging to follow the momentum and growth of recent years, but with the excellent team I’ve inherited, it’s definitely possible – and I’m determined to make it happen.

“I’ll be looking to build on the fabulous assets we already have in terms of raw materials, people, plant, product, technical expertise and trade.”

::East Anglia-based vintage and machinery auctioneers Cheffins has strengthened its offering with two promotions across the department.

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Jeremy Curzon and Oliver Godfrey, both well-known figures in the vintage and machinery auction industry, were promoted to departmental director.

Oliver, who has been employed by Cheffins for the past 10 years, is a specialist in vintage tractors and agricultural machinery. Jeremy has worked for the firm for 12 years and specialises in vintage motorcycles and automobilia as well as vintage agricultural machinery.

Director of vintage and machinery sales William King said: “We are thrilled to announce these promotions in the Vintage and Machinery Department. Oliver Godfrey and Jeremy Curzon are two of the industry’s key players and have been instrumental Cheffins’ dominance of the sector.

“Their standout work has been a testament to Cheffins and the exceptional client service which we offer.”

Oliver Godfrey, who has been employed by Cheffins for the past ten years is a specialist in vintage tractors and agricultural machinery. Jeremy Curzon has worked for Cheffins for over twelve years, specialises in vintage motorcycles and automobilia as well as vintage agricultural machinery.

Cheffins hosts the world’s largest agricultural machinery sale on a monthly basis at its dedicated sale ground in Cambridgeshire.

::Two of the most experienced members of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s team have been elected to senior positions in the national organisation.

President, Sarah Howard MBE, is joining the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) board and becomes chair of the UK Accreditation Board, while chief executive John Dugmore also joins the UK Accreditation Board.

John said: “Sarah’s achievement is well-deserved. From her involvement in our town chamber in Haverhill to her current leadership role in the Suffolk Chamber, she has been an effective, loyal and determined advocate for the local business community.

“It’s great that these inspirational qualities and her own record of business success have been recognised by others across the country and I’m sure that she will lend her experience and knowledge to further promoting the interests of the wealth generators across the land.”

Sarah said: “I’m very pleased to be joining the board of the British Chambers of Commerce and I hope to use my experience as Suffolk president and as a member of the BCC Presidents’ Council to great effect in my new role. I think it is important that the BCC Board includes members of the network and l am looking forward to extending my knowledge and experience of our wide ranging membership. “

The UK Accreditation Board is the ‘kite mark’ of best practice and standards both for existing affiliated chambers and for those wishing to join the British Chambers of Commerce.

BCC president Francis Martin said: “We are delighted that Sarah has agreed to join the BCC and I am very confident that her instinctive blend of skills and experience will add greatly to our board.”

::An Ipswich architectural practice has expanded its team. KLH Architects has promoted two team members and taken on two new members of staff.

Rachel Cormack and Andy Garnham have been promoted to associate directors while trainee architectural technologist Thomas DiDuca and architectural assistant Nicola Clarke have joined the firm.

Director Graham Lambert said: ““Our team continues to grow and diversify.”

Rachel has worked for KLH for the last 15 years, acting as the lead on a number of the practices most prestigious healthcare projects, including work at Colchester Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital.

Andy joined the practice in 2012 and has dedicated much of his time to supporting the career development of younger staff.

Emma Boal and Martyn Goodwin who have recently qualified as RIBA Accredited Architects and Ben Moore who has qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist.

::Thirteen members of staff at Bury St Edmunds flavour and fragrances firm Treatt are celebrating after attaining NVQ qualifications.

A total of 18 employees have now completed NVQs in their chosen disciplines which have included Performing Manufacturing Operations, Warehousing & Storage, Team Leading, Business Administration and IT.

Each qualification took between 12 to 18 months to complete.

HR head Jo Mapston said: “We are very proud of the hard work undertaken by our staff to develop their skills and it’s fantastic to see them receive a qualification at the end of it.”

::Attwells Solicitors has appointed two new trainees at its Ipswich head office. Matthew Desborough and Charlotte Reason have joined the team on training contracts.

Senior partner Nick Attwell said: “We’re delighted to welcome Matthew and Charlotte, who have begun their training contracts with us, to the Attwells team. We’re looking forward to helping them with their career progression and have no doubt that they will become valuable assets to the firm.”

Matthew, 23, studied his LPC at the University of Law Moorgate and graduated in 2013. He joined Attwells in 2014 and, after time spent as a conveyancer, has now been promoted into a trainee role.

“I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity by Attwells, it’s a great team and I’m keen to develop my legal skills, as well as progress as a solicitor and better myself,” he said.

Charlotte Reason, 25, studied for her degree at the University of East Anglia before completing her LPC at the College of Law.

“I’m delighted to be pursuing my training with Attwells,” she said. “I hope to qualify and be offered a position here at the firm after my training contract. Attwells is such a fast growing firm and I would like to in the future be a part of that and help Attwells continue to grow.”