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4th March 2014

Adnams appoints Nicky Dulieu as Non-Executive Director

Suffolk-based brewer and distiller Adnams, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicky Dulieu to its board, as Non-Executive Director, effective from 1st May.


Nicky Dulieu, a highly-experienced and personable businesswoman has held a number of positions in leading UK retailers, most recently at Hobbs and before that at Marks & Spencer.


Nicky joined Hobbs as Finance Director in 2006, before taking a wider role as Chief Operating Officer in 2007, subsequently being promoted to Chief Executive in 2009.


Prior to joining Hobbs, Nicky had a successful career within Marks and Spencer, the FTSE 100 retailer, leading strategic finance initiatives across a broad range of disciplines, including Retail Operations, Property, where she led 2 ground-breaking transactions, refinancing over £700m of property assets and HR. Her last role at M&S was Finance Director of the Food Division.


In April 2014, Nicky will become a non-executive director of Hobbs, continuing to drive the strategic agenda whilst enabling her to take on further non-executive roles.


Commenting on the recent appointment, Chairman of the board Jonathan Adnams, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome another high-calibre independent non executive director to the Adnams Board. Nicky will bring a wealth of experience from her finance background in the corporate sector and most recently leading a high quality fashion retailer.”


Commenting on the recent appointment, Nicky Dulieu, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Adnams board. I have been extremely impressed by the passion and integrity of everyone I have met and look forward to being part of such a strong team.”



A resolution to elect N J Dulieu will be voted on at the Adnams AGM on Monday 28 April.

Adnams annual results will be published on Wednesday 26 March.

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Notes to Editors

About Adnams:

Adnams, the brewer, distiller and retailer, is an independent values-based business committed to a sustainable future. It has been brewing from its base at Southwold on the Suffolk coast for over 140 years and produces a range of cask and bottled beers, which are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.  The company has an estate of pubs, two hotels and a chain of Adnams Cellar & Kitchen stores. For further information about Adnams visit


About Nicky Dulieu

Nicky Dulieu is a Director of a number of companies under Hobbs Fashion Holdings Ltd

For further information contact:

Emma Hibbert

Head of Corporate Affairs


T: 01502 727256

M: 07766 206203