Steven Sharp, the man responsible for the M&S "This is not just food" advertising campaign has joined brewer Adnams' board as a non-­executive director.

The executive director for marketing, store design & development at M&S, who also deals with M&S Money, has held many positions in retail, working at Asda, Arcadia and Booker.

"Steven brings a wealth of knowledge that will strengthen the Adnams team," said Jonathan Adnams, brewery chairman.