Rob looks back on 37 years in an evolving malt industry •

Crisp Malt director Rob Moody is stepping down after 37 years in a constantly changing industry.

Following a false start in surveying, Rob followed in his dad’s footsteps in 1984, by joining Guinness to work at its floor maltings in Diss, south Norfolk. Ten years later, Diageo closed the site and Rob joined Crisp as barley intake supervisor at the maltings in Great Ryburgh.

In July 2002, Crisp bought a maltings in Alloa, in the south east of Scotland. Rob was sent north with a set of keys and a torch, and the instruction to get the place, previously owned by Bass, up and running again. He was set a production target of 1,000 tonnes of malt within less than four months.

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