Whenever I visit New Brewery Arts – and, as Chair of Trustees, I’m in the building at least on one day most weeks of the year – I always feel a sense of excitement as I enter the building. What will I find that’s new today? What is there to look at in the shop? Is that stone carving or a life drawing class going on? Is the cafe full? Shall I take another look at the exhibition in the gallery?
The term ‘trustee’ could sound dry and dusty, and not very relevant to an organisation like New Brewery Arts, which is busy and vibrant. But in fact, behind Beth Alden, CEO, and her management team and staff, is a group of people who give up time, provide knowledge, expertise and advice, and are responsible for the proper running of the organisation.