BUSINESS: Leading Dorset brewery appoint new Managing Director


Hall & Woodhouse, the independent brewery, has appointed Matt Kearsey as its new managing director.

The move has happened after previous MD Anthony Woodhouse made the move to Chairman after 10 years in the role. 

Matt had worked for Marks & Spencer, Scottish Newcastle and Greene King before moving to hall & Woodhouse 10 years ago.

In 2017 he completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University. 

On the subject of his promotion, Matt said: “I am both humbled and excited to be appointed to the role of Managing Director at Hall & Woodhouse.

“The business has an incredible history, with a dedicated and talented team who are passionate about protecting the company’s legacy and delivering our ambitious plans for the future.”

Chairman Anthony Woodhouse said: “He and his leadership team live and breathe our company values.

“With underlying group profits up 17 per cent despite last year’s challenging trading conditions, a brilliant team in place and a clear strategy for the future, I am confident that we will have plenty to celebrate at our 250th birthday in 2027.”

The new appointment coincides with the retirement of long-serving directors David Hoare and Martin Scott, while Mark Woodhouse is moving from Chairman to Family Director. 


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