Established over 135 years ago Gleadell was in fact a maltster, owning a maltings at Kirton in Lindsey in Lincolnshire. As a maltster back in the 1880’s Gleadell was respected for its innovative ideas. This innovation has carried on to the present day.
The latter part of the 20th century saw the company grow its reputation for buying and supplying quality malting barley and was trading around 13,000t per annum by 1997. 1998 saw the company start to export malting barley in volume, working alongside its shareholder ADM – the world’s leading malting barley trader.