Chief Executive Officer


Recruiting for Adnams

How would you like to lead one of the UK’s best loved brands with award winning products, and a reputation for quality, sustainability and community?
Oh, and its set in one of the most beautiful coastal locations known for its big skies, long beaches and moments to remember.  
This is a special opportunity, so if it sounds tempting, here’s a taster. 

Adnams are a brewer, distiller and wine merchant. A publican, hotelier and retailer. They run one of the most innovative breweries in the UK, guided by a focus on quality, sustainability and hospitality that has stood the test of time. And they’re still proudly independent - which means that they are free to focus on what matters most to their consumers and customers.

During the last five years Adnams has invested heavily in their brewery and distillery, completely refurbished their flagship Swan Hotel and implemented a new ERP system. They are now beautifully positioned to expand market presence and deliver greater returns for all its stakeholders.

Adnams requires a very special leader who is driven to protect the magic ingredients (it’s brand, values, products, quality, exceptional service, and reputation), whilst evolving the recipe for sustainable growth. They are seeking a people focussed CEO, with energy, ambition, and entrepreneurial spirit. A commercial operator with the gravitas and leadership qualities to instil a culture of ambition, pace, high performance, and productivity whilst building on the Adnams award winning culture and reputation as a responsible and ethical employer.

So, what will it take to be successful?

It’s fair to say that we are looking for an outstanding leader with experience of delivering sustainable profitable growth within a multi-site, customer facing sales and marketing organisation.

You will be an inspirational leader with a vision to build on the heritage, qualities, and assets of Adnams. Hands-on, commercially, and financially aware with the confidence, experience, and diplomacy to take an active position in ensuring Adnams’ future success.  

Your sensitivity to the family business origins will be evident in the way you foster the right balance between people, values, and sustainable growth.

It’s not often that a CEO opportunity arises to lead such an iconic brand in such a beautiful part of the world. Pure Executive are delighted to be working in partnership with the Board on this appointment. If you love Adnams as much as we do – please contact us on 01223 666455.