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Southwold brewer in new film premiere

PUBLISHED: 14:36 27 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:26 06 July 2010

SOUTHWOLD brewer Adnams features in a new film which aims to encourage small and medium sized firms to cut their carbon emission in the fight against climate change.

SOUTHWOLD brewer Adnams features in a new film which aims to encourage small and medium sized firms to cut their carbon emission in the fight against climate change.

The 10-minute production, entitled “Low Carbon, High Potential”, is due to have its official premier at No 10 Downing Street next week to celebrate the launch of Mayday Network East as the regional arm of the Prince's Mayday Network - formed by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007 and now the UK's largest movement of businesses committed to tackling climate change.

However, an invited audience of business leaders - including Adnams' managing director Andy Wood, one of the business leaders who appears in the film - was given a preview showing yesterday at the Cambridge University Press in Cambridge.

Mr Wood, who will also be involved in the reception Number 10, said: “At Adnams, we have transformed ourselves into a low carbon business which brings huge benefits to our organisation, in money savings, brand reputation and employee engagement.

“I was delighted to be in a film which encourage other businesses to do the same and am very excited about what we can achieve in the region as part of the Mayday Network.”

The launch of the film was also welcomed by Marks & Spencer executive chairman Sir Stuart Rose who lives in Suffolk and chairs Business in the Community, which convenes the Prince's Mayday Network. “I believe every business in the UK, big and small, can take steps to tackle climate change,” said Sir Stuart. “As a local resident, I'm particularly pleased to welcome the formation of the Mayday Network East.

“The region has many assets, including great educational institutions, which will help educate and inspire future generations to take action on climate change. But as local businesspeople, we have to begin taking action now and the Mayday Network is the place not only to start, but also to develop with our peers in the business community.”

The film, which is aimed at SMEs for release ahead of the next month's Copenhagen Summit on climate change, is the result of a collaboration which, besides the Prince's Mayday Network, includes the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Carbon Trust and the Corporate Leaders' Group.

Mayday Network East, formerly known as the Carbon Coalition, offers a range of practical support to help businesses in the East of England reduce their carbon emissions. More than 100 organisations operating in the East of England have already joined the network; to sign up, visit www.maydaynetwork.com/


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