Jonathan Adnams, chairman of Adnams Brewery, is the focus of an in-depth interview in The Independent. Keen on protecting the environment as well as brewing real ale, he says he is trying to create an independent business "delivering shareholder value over a long time and in a sustainable way". The company, which owns two boutique hotels as well as an 80-strong pub estate, a wine distribution firm and an upmarket retain chain, aims to build respect with the community, consumers and the environment. People who ignore the environment, says Adnams after investing £4m in a state-of-the-art brewhouse with solar panels and an energy-recoverable kit, will find the community ignoring them as buying habits change. The Independent on Sunday 02/12/07 page 14

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