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Adnams Chief Executive Andy Wood honoured with OBE

By Emma Hibbert, also posted in News on

Adnams Chief Executive Andy WoodWe're delighted and very proud to announce that Adnams Chief Executive Andy Wood has been awarded an OBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. “As CEO of Adnams and Chair of the LEP I am delighted to accept the honour as a reflection of how business can, and should, support its wider society. I would like to thank the Board and the entire team at Adnams who are all committed to supporting the communities and economy of East Anglia. From our home in Southwold, Adnams has been brewing beer since 1872. The business today thrives on its passion and drive for quality and an instinct for innovation. I firmly believe that it is our approach to taking long-term decisions for our business, our employees, our communities and the environment, that places us as one of the most recognised mid-sized companies in the country. The New Anglia LEP was established in 2010 and is one the UK's foremost Local Enterprise Partnerships. As Chair of this organisation I am proud of its achievements to date and I believe the private and public sectors need to work closely together to create a vibrant progressive 21st Century economy. To be awarded the Order of the British Empire is fantastic recognition of what we have achieved to date, but the work has only just started and both Adnams and the economy of the East of England have great potential for wonderful times ahead.” About Andy: Andy Wood joined Adnams in 1994 with responsibility for developing its customer service and supply chain operations. He joined the Board in 2000 with the additional responsibility of Sales, Marketing and the Wine business.  He became Managing Director in 2006 and Chief Executive in 2010. Andy has an MBA, a doctorate from Cranfield University and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business from Anglia Ruskin and has an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Cranfield University. Andy is also Chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Norfolk and Suffolk and a Director of Adnams Bio Energy, an innovative joint venture between Adnams plc and the Bio Group where food waste is turned into renewable energy. Prior to joining Adnams Andy worked for Norwich Union, now Aviva, in a number of roles encompassing Customer Service, Purchasing and Change Management.

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