A.F. Blakemore Spreads the Word on Responsible Business

February 15, 2018

More than 30 business leaders, council heads and community organisations from across Walsall join together to investigate collaborative ways to address key challenges across the borough

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Inside Eat 17’s Latest Store at Bishop’s Stortford

January 31, 2018

A.F. Blakemore and entrepreneurial business partners James Brundle and Chris O’Connor opened their latest Eat 17 store in the Hertfordshire town of Bishop’s Stortford in November

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Defibrillator Installation Now Complete Across AFB RDCs

January 30, 2018

A.F. Blakemore’s rollout of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across its retail distribution centres is now complete

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AFB Graduates Attend Leading the Blakemore Way

January 29, 2018

A.F. Blakemore’s most recent graduate joiners attend a three-day residential Leading the Blakemore Way course

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A.F. Blakemore Awards 12 Good Causes £1,917 Heritage Grants

December 20, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has concluded its centenary year by awarding 12 good causes a grant of £1,917 through its charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation

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A.F. Blakemore Ready and Waiting to Sign Up New Retail Accounts Today

November 30, 2017

If you are looking for a new supplier partner for your store, look no further than our SPAR team here at Blakemore Trade Partners

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Colleagues Rally Together for Education Focus Week

November 30, 2017

A focus week based on A.F. Blakemore’s Branching Out education programme took place this month, as part of the company’s centenary celebrations

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A.F. Blakemore Celebrates Equality, Inclusion and Diversity

October 25, 2017

A.F. Blakemore hosts an Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Week as part of a series of commemorative events to celebrate 100 years in business

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A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Reports Solid Results for 2016/17

October 18, 2017

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Chairman Peter Blakemore has described a “good, solid result” for the 2016/17 financial year during a period of intense change across the food retail and wholesale markets

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Blakemore SPARs Celebrate Industry Award Success

October 03, 2017

SPAR retailers across the Meridian & Welsh Guild win big at this year’s Retail Industry Awards and Forecourt Trader Awards

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100th Anniversary Charity Birthday Party Raises £86,000 for Good Causes

September 29, 2017

On September 1st, colleagues across England and Wales took part in 300 celebratory events at stores and depots across the company’s trading area

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HR Director Ian Diment to Share Equality & Diversity Strategy

September 18, 2017

A.F. Blakemore Group HR Director Ian Diment will reveal A.F. Blakemore’s new Equality & Diversity strategy at a Women in Wholesale conference

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SPAR Retail Show 2017: The Customer at Heart

September 12, 2017

More than 1,100 guests attend this year’s Blakemore Trade Partners SPAR Retail Show

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Wolverhampton Cash & Carry Celebrates Relaunch

August 04, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has relaunched its Wolverhampton Cash & Carry depot as part of a company-wide strategic plan to reposition its depots nationwide

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A.F. Blakemore Launches Apprenticeship Partnership with PTP

August 03, 2017

A.F. Blakemore announces West Midlands-based training company Performance Through People as the lead provider in the delivery of its 2017/18 apprenticeship programme

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A.F. Blakemore Goes Green for Environmental Focus Week

July 05, 2017

As part of a series of commemorative events to celebrate 100 years in business, colleagues across A.F. Blakemore have taken part in the company’s first ever Environmental Focus Week

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A.F. Blakemore Scoops Two HIM Wholesale Awards

July 04, 2017

A.F. Blakemore picks up two top accolades at the HIM Wholesale Awards 2017

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Blakemore Retail Launches New Store at Aldridge

July 01, 2017

Blakemore Retail opens a brand new SPAR convenience store in Walsall featuring a state-of-the-art Daily Deli food service counter

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A.F. Blakemore and Barclays Join Forces to Develop Future Talent

June 20, 2017

Eight future business leaders have collaborated on an innovative development programme that seeks to enhance their skills by supporting two West Midlands based start-up companies

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New Blakemore Logistics Livery Hits the Road

May 31, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has begun the rollout of a brand new livery design on its distribution fleet

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A.F. Blakemore Continues to Drive Apprentices to Achieve Potential

May 26, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has welcomed five new apprentices onto its Logistics Apprenticeship Programme

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches Mobile Ordering App

May 22, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has launched a brand new mobile ordering platform giving customers the ease of ordering on the go

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Blakemore Employees Roll Up Sleeves for Give & Gain Day 2017

May 19, 2017

26 employee volunteers from across A.F. Blakemore donated their time to making a positive difference to local communities as part of Business in the Community’s national day of volunteering

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Blakemore Design & Shopfitting and Blakemore Property Achieve Investors in People Bronze

May 03, 2017

In recognition of their investment in staff, Blakemore Design & Shopfitting and Blakemore Property have been awarded Investors in People Bronze status

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A.F. Blakemore Launches 1917 Heritage Grants Scheme

April 05, 2017

A.F. Blakemore is celebrating its centenary with a charitable giving scheme offering one-off community grants worth £1,917 to good causes across the company’s trading area

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Eat 17 Scoops Three Convenience Retail Awards

March 20, 2017

SPAR Eat 17 Hackney has been crowned Best Large Convenience Store at the Convenience Retail Awards

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2017 Responsible Business Report Out Now

February 28, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has published its 2017 Responsible Business Report

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A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Reports a Rise in Sales and Profits for 2015/16

January 10, 2017

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd posts a 0.2% increase in profits and 2.4% increase in sales in its latest set of accounts

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A.F. Blakemore Launches New Employability Programme

January 03, 2017

A.F. Blakemore launches a new community programme to inspire, engage and motivate young people into the world of work

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A.F. Blakemore Celebrates 100 Years of Success

January 03, 2017

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is marking its centenary with a series of celebrations throughout 2017

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Blakemore Foodservice Celebrates Top Caterers at Catering Awards

December 22, 2016

Blakemore Foodservice celebrates the achievements of customers across the catering sector at its annual Catering Awards

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Road Safety Week Reaches Out to 900 Schoolchildren

November 29, 2016

More than 900 pupils from across the West Midlands are educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual road safety campaign

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Peter Blakemore Outlines Vision for One Company with One Goal

November 25, 2016

Peter Blakemore reinforces his vision of “one company with one goal” for A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd at the company’s 2016 Management Group Meeting

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Blakemore Logistics Colleagues Recognised at House of Commons

November 03, 2016

Two Blakemore Logistics colleagues are recognised for their achievements at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ Skills and Development Awards

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Blakemore Wholesale Celebrates Top Retailers at Glittering Awards Evening

October 19, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale recognises its top retailers at its second annual Retailer of the Year Grand Awards Evening and Gala Dinner

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SPAR Retail Show Shines a Light on Retail Excellence

October 06, 2016

A record-breaking 1,000 guests attend Blakemore Trade Partners’ annual SPAR Retail Show, branded ‘Retail Excellence’

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Blakemore Retail Recognised with Five Retail Industry Awards

September 30, 2016

Blakemore Retail scoops five category wins and one commendation at the prestigious Retail Industry Awards

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Blakemore Retail Opens New Flagship Store

August 22, 2016

Blakemore Retail opens a brand new flagship petrol forecourt store in Laceby, North East Lincolnshire

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Eat 17 Opens Third Store in Whitstable

July 28, 2016

Award-winning retail and restaurant business Eat 17 launches a new SPAR store in Whitstable, Kent

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Future Sports Stars Battle It Out at Blakemore Logistics Junior Football Competition

July 28, 2016

Football fever descends on the Black Country this summer for the Blakemore Logistics Junior Football Competition

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A.F. Blakemore & Son Recognised in Top Track 100

July 22, 2016

A.F. Blakemore & Son is named the 39th largest privately owned company in Britain in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100

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Blakemore Fresh Foods Achieves another Year of Record Sales

July 20, 2016

Blakemore Fresh Foods’ expansion into new trading areas has been identified as the key reason for the company achieving a consecutive year of record sales

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Triple Success for A.F. Blakemore’s Responsible Business Programme

June 27, 2016

Three of A.F. Blakemore’s responsible business programmes receive reaccreditation for a second year at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

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Blakemore Wholesale Distribution Unveils New Sales Director

June 22, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution announces that Raj Krishan has been appointed the company’s new sales director

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Blakemore Retail Wins Best Independent Retail Chain at Grocer Gold Awards

June 16, 2016

Blakemore Retail is crowned ‘Best Independent Retail Chain’ at the Grocer Gold Awards

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A.F. Blakemore Appoints Director of Corporate Affairs

June 16, 2016

A.F. Blakemore appoints Paul Cowley to the new position of Director of Corporate Affairs

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Double Success for Blakemore Retail at CTP Awards

May 16, 2016

Blakemore Retail scoops two awards at the Him! CTP Awards in the categories of Best Convenience Retailer for Fresh & Chilled and Promotions

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Blakemore Retail Achieves Investors in People Silver

March 21, 2016

Blakemore Retail celebrates Investors in People Silver accreditation three years after being awarded Bronze in 2013

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Blakemore Retail Charity Ball Raises £32,000 for NSPCC

March 15, 2016

Blakemore Retail’s Charity Ball celebrates £2 million of fundraising for the children’s charity

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A.F. Blakemore Calls for Greater Supplier Collaboration

February 25, 2016

A.F. Blakemore Group Managing Director Peter Blakemore calls for greater collaboration with the company’s supplier base to help drive mutual success

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Group Management Meeting Targets 2020 Vision

November 05, 2015

Peter Blakemore outlines his belief that A.F. Blakemore has the strategy, tools and people to achieve the company’s 2020 objectives

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Blakemore Wholesale Distribution Announces Contract to Supply House of Lords

August 27, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution announces a two-year contract to supply the House of Lords

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New A.F. Blakemore Newspaper Published

June 24, 2015

A.F. Blakemore publishes a new Blakemore Way newspaper for summer 2015

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A.F. Blakemore Joins Forces with Barclays

December 02, 2014

Employee volunteers from A.F. Blakemore’s finance department join forces with Barclays to support young people across the Black Country in a day of enterprise challenges

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A.F. Blakemore Outlines 2020 Growth Strategy

December 01, 2014

A.F. Blakemore Group Managing Director Peter Blakemore calls upon the company’s management team to focus upon collaboration and innovation to enable the business to achieve its 2020 strategic goals

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A.F. Blakemore Supports Express & Star Apprenticeship Campaign

November 11, 2014

A.F. Blakemore’s accounts department has opened its doors to a young apprentice as part of the Express & Star’s Ladder for the Black Country apprenticeship campaign.

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Blakemore Trade Partners Achieves Industry Award Success

July 25, 2014

Blakemore Trade Partners has achieved a string of industry award success in partnership with its independent retailers

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Blakemore Fine Foods Wins National Business Award

July 09, 2014

Blakemore Fine Foods wins national recognition at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

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A.F. Blakemore Crowned Community Champion

May 16, 2014

A.F. Blakemore’s community volunteering programme receives recognition at the West Midlands region’s Express & Star Business Awards

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A.F. Blakemore Hosts Black Country Business Leaders

April 30, 2014

Ten Black Country business leaders learn about A.F. Blakemore’s unique approach to leadership and values

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