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Bedlam incoming CEO Bob Emms: excited about driving a rapidly expanding craft brewer forward. 

Sussex’s Bedlam Brewery names industry vet CEO

Bob Emms, boasting more than 30 years’ experience in the brewing industry, has a new challenge.

From 6th January Bob Emms will take the reins at Sussex-based Bedlam Brewery as its chief executive officer. Emms’ career has spanned breweries large and small, having climbed the ranks at Scottish & Newcastle before most recently joining Meantime Brewing in east London. 

“I’ve watched Bedlam grow from its very beginnings at Albourne,” said Emms. “I’m excited about the future, working with that team and driving the business forward.” 

Bedlam is moving already at an impressive clip, having opened a new brewery north of Brighton near Ditchling Common. The new brewhouse, partially powered by solar energy, allows Bedlam to produce five times the volumes brewed previously. Bedlam, launched as recently as 2015, is reporting that its sales increased by over 65% during 2018. 

Bedlam director Dominic Worrall commented, “I am delighted that Bob will be leading Bedlam through this crucial phase of the brewery’s development. To have someone of his calibre and experience is a sign of our ambition to further establish a long-term sustainable business."

Larry Nelson
21st December 2018

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