Andy Winter began working for Brighton Housing Trust in 1985, initially as a residential support worker before becoming manager of BHT’s residential alcohol and drug services. Between 1996 and 2000 he undertook original research into drug related deaths in Brighton and Hove.
As a local councillor in the late 1980’s he chaired Brighton Council’s Licensing Committee where he oversaw a reduction in alcohol-related violence in clubs and pubs. He remains concerned about the impact alcohol misuse and drug addiction has on the lives of individuals and their families, as well as on the economy of the City.
In 2003 he became Chief Executive of BHT. Since that time BHT has more than doubled in size, but like all organisations, it faces challenges over the next three years due to the financial crisis and reductions in funding. In 2009 and 2010 he implemented a strategy aimed at maintaining financial viability by reducing BHT’s cost base, diversifying income streams, and growing its service base. Throughout this the services offered to clients has been enhanced.
Andy Winter has been a member of the Sussex County Cricket Club for many years.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are those of Andy Winter and should not be assumed to be the formal policy of BHT. For clarification, please email me.