Inspired by a love of craft spirits, lifelong scientists Andy and Norman decided to use their expertise and passion to found Anno in 2011, bringing a proud tradition of gin making back to their home county of Kent for the first time in over 200 years.
As a local business, they understand the importance of giving back, so each year Anno works with charities to support fundraising or help with events in the surrounding community.
Spadework in Offham, West Malling provides care, support and meaningful opportunities to over 110 adults with learning and other disabilities. Anno attends fundraising evenings and tastings, providing refreshment to visitors. Most recently a tutored gin tasting as part of their fundraising programme to raise money to build a new classroom and create more indoor space for trainees. Find out more https://spadework.org.uk
Bee Friendly Trust is shaping a world where honey bees and other pollinators can thrive. They work with Network Rail and TFL to place planters, increasing forage for urban bees. They now create pollinator-friendly habitats and commission art projects across the UK to raise awareness of the cause. By donating 10p per 70cl bottle sale of Orange & Honey Gin, Anno helps them with their valuable work. Read more about the partnership on their website https://beefriendlytrust.org/enjoy-a-gt-and-support-the-bees/
In March 2020, the world faced a new challenge as COVID-19 moved in and altered all of our lives. Anno were quick to pivot and start producing Anno Alcohol Hand Rub (sanitiser), using our scientific knowledge and equipment to supply a safe and affordable product in a time of need.