Working in collaboration with the University of East Anglia.

Adnams has been working with the University of East Anglia (UEA) Health and Social Care Partners on their hand sanitiser programme which will support the NHS and local organisations who need it most. Adnams will be providing the alcohol from its award-winning distillery in Southwold.

Fergus Fitzgerald, Head Brewer at Adnams, commented: “It’s important that we all do what we can to help one another. We looked into the best way to make hand sanitiser, working with the great team at UEA was the quickest and simplest way we could help.”

Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams, commented: “We have and will continue to doing everything we can to support the health and wellbeing of our customers, our teams, our communities and those who need our support during what are difficult times.”

Prof Mark Searcey, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science at UEA, said: “We’re hugely grateful for the help and generosity from Adnams – we put the call out to help our colleagues in the NHS and they have answered.

“Simply put, we would not be able to continue our hand sanitiser production without support from local businesses sharing the necessary resources, so Adnams’ contribution here is absolutely vital. We’re still very keen to hear from other local businesses with access to materials used in making or storing the gel, particularly ethanol, at”

John McCarthy, Head Distiller at Adnams, commented: “I am proud that we have been able to do what we have to help”.