About the MAGB

The Maltsters' Association of Great Britain was formed in 1827, and has been working with the UK malting industry since that date. The changes within the industry can be indicated by the fact that there were about one thousand eight hundred member companies in 1827, and today there are twelve. Todays membership still represents more than 98% of the UK malting industry, which buys around 2 million tonnes of choice UK malting barley, to make about 1.6 million tonnes of malt.

View article on the History of the Maltsters Association by Raymond. A. Anderson

There are two types of maltster members in the MAGB:

1) Distiller Maltsters; producing malt at maltings owned and operated by a distilling company.
2) Sales Maltsters, producing malt to a customers needs for the brewing, distilling and food industries.

The MAGB's mission statement is:

To promote and safeguard the UK malting industry, so enabling it to fulfil its world-wide potential.

The MAGB's aims and objectives are:

1) To promote the understanding of the industry's requirements for raw materials, to ensure their quality and sufficiency of supply
2) To monitor and interpret legislation affecting the industry, and make the appropriate representations.
3) To promote and assure the safety and wholesomeness of malt.
4) To continually improve the competitiveness of the UK malting industry
5) To identify and promote the beneficial application of technology
6) To promote standards of excellence within the industry through training, examinations and best industry practice.

Click here to view the Association's structure and how it achieve's the industry's requirements, working closely with the industry, under the guidance of an elected Chairman.


From left to right: Jennie Richards, Training & Development Manager; Tracy Lawton, Assistant to the Executive Director; Dr Julian South, Executive Director; Sue Capewell, Office Assistant