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LBA Announces Gawain Cox as New Chair

LBA Announces Gawain Cox as New Chair

Following the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Sambrook's Brewery, the London Brewers Alliance (LBA) is pleased to announce Gawain Cox (Pinnora Brewing) as the new Chair of the Board. Taking over from the outgoing Chair, John Keeling, who has been instrumental in steering the LBA through a period of significant growth and development.

New Leadership for a New Era

Gawain Cox, co-founder of Pinnora Brewing, has a wealth of industry experience in addition to a background of over 25 years in Digital Communications and PR at board level, and in advisory positions to a number of Non-departmental public bodies (NDPB)s. He's also excited to bring a fresh perspective to the LBA. As a passionate advocate for craft brewing and a seasoned industry professional, Gawain is well-positioned to lead the non-profit organisation into its next chapter.

"I am honoured to be elected as the Chair of the London Brewers Alliance," said Gawain.

"We have an incredibly talented and diverse group of brewers and breweries in London, and I am excited to work alongside them and the rest of the board from the London Brewers Alliance to continue promoting excellence in brewing, supporting innovation and cultivating learning. Ultimately I'm looking forward to further enhancing collaboration within our community, and building on the collective sense of support that this industry is so well known for."

Continuing the Legacy

John Keeling, who served as Chair for the past three years, will continue to support the LBA in his new role as Honorary President. His contributions have been invaluable, and his leadership has helped to establish the LBA as a cornerstone of the UK's brewing community.

The LBA's Vision

Under Gawain's leadership, the LBA aims to build on its achievements and pursue several key initiatives, including:

  • Promoting Sustainability: Encouraging sustainable practices across all member breweries.
  • Enhancing Training and Education: Offering more training opportunities to improve brewing skills and knowledge.
  • Strengthening Community Engagement: Building stronger ties with local communities through events and collaborations.
  • Supporting Innovation: Fostering an environment where creativity and innovation in brewing can thrive.

Looking Ahead

The LBA is committed to fostering a collaborative and supportive environment for all its members. With nearly 100 member breweries, the organisation plays a crucial role in promoting the interests of London's brewing industry.

"We are on the cusp of an exciting new phase for the LBA," Gawain added. "I look forward to working with our members to create new opportunities, tackle the complex challenges the industry is currently facing, and celebrate the unique culture of brewing in London."