Transforming Adnams towards a sustainable future - Cambridge

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Andy Wood in front of some beer barrels

Join us in Cambridge for a talk from Andy Wood, Chief Executive of Adnams. Andy will be sharing his story of transforming a traditional brewing business into a sustainable, socially and environmentally responsible business.

Putting energy efficiencies at the heart of brewery modernisation, a purpose built, low-carbon distribution centre, and launching the UK’s first carbon neutral beer, Adnams have reduced their carbon emissions and put social and environmental responsibility at the heart of their business proposition.

In this talk Andy will share some of the challenges his business faced in this process, and how changes to organisational culture and processes are as important as technological solutions in making business sustainable.

Dr Andy Wood OBE DL joined Adnams in 1994. He joined the Board in 2000 as Sales and Marketing Director, becoming Managing Director in 2006 and Chief Executive in 2010.

He has a DBA from Cranfield University and Honorary Doctorates in Business from Anglia Ruskin University; in Science from Cranfield University; and in Civil Law from the University of East Anglia. He was also awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 and between 2014 to 2016 was HRH The Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Responsible business in the East of England.

In 2010 Andy founded and was Chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, he has co-authored a book on Lean and Green Business Systems which was awarded the Shingo prize for Operational Excellence in 2013.

He is Non-Executive Chairman of SGWM a wealth management company operating throughout East Anglia and a Non-Executive Director of The Hotel Folk and Roys (Wroxham) Ltd. Andy is a Governor of Norwich School, a Board Member to the VisitEngland Advisory Board and Chairman of Visit East of England.

There will be a drinks reception at 18.30, and the talk will start at 19.00.

You can also attend this event online.

Book via Eventbrite from 7 October