Catherine and Tony Edwards: Brew your way to retirement!

Leaving behind careers in the charity sector and social care, Catherine and Tony Edwards set out a plan to downsize their house and upsize their nano-brewery in Felixstowe. During this lecture they will share the ups, downs, highs, lows and curved balls along the way, whilst shedding a little light on setting up a brewing business, the brewing process, rules and regulations, farmers markets and online markets and what the future might look like for small brewers in the hospitality sector.

Catherine Edwards studied for a BA (Hons) in Constructed Textiles at Middlesex University whilst starting out as a publican at an early age. Continued with catering, running 4 pubs, an outside catering business, followed by a move into social care, managing a range social enterprise services for Papworth Trust including 3 training cafes for Adults with learning disabilities. CE was made redundant by the Alzheimer’s Society last year.

Tony Edwards studied for a Diploma in Health and Social Welfare with OU whilst working as a manager in social care. He has been CEO of Herts Society for the blind, Deputy CEO Volunteering England, Deputy Director for Papworth Trust, and finally MD/ CEO for Church Urban Fund, making his role redundant last year as part of a pre planned restructure.

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19 May 2021


2:15 pm


Wednesday Lecture - online