Coopers Brewery is one of Australia’s most iconic and much loved brands. It is the country's largest independent brewing company, the world’s largest producer of home-brew equipment, and rated the world’s top family business.
Coopers chairman, Glenn Cooper, shared the brewery's amazing story on Rooster Radio.
Glenn is a fifth generation Cooper. The company was founded by Thomas Cooper in 1862, and has survived recessions, the Great Depression, World War 2 and other enormous challenges, including a hostile takeover attempt.
Glenn talks about the pivotal moments for Coopers, and why its shareholders strongly oppose “selling out” despite the potential for a big pay day.
Joining the family business wasn’t initially on Glenn’s career plan. He was told to choose another path, as the brewery would not survive let alone thrive.
So he studied engineering and found success in his own right after starting a computing company. Glenn says that jobs for family members at the brewery are