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Liz Blakemore

HR Business Partner,
AF Blakemore & Son Ltd

West Midlands Leadership Board

Liz Blakemore joined AF Blakemore in 2012 as a Corporate Affairs Officer and was appointed Community Affairs Officer in 2013. Liz has played a key role in developing the company’s nationally recognised community engagement programme, with specific emphasis on employee volunteering and work placements.

She launched a new education programme in the business and wider community called Branching Out, which aims to inspire young people in the world of work, aid recruitment for AF Blakemore and develop future talent. The company won the Business in the Community Education Partnerships Award at the Responsible Business Awards 2019.

Liz manages AF Blakemore’s work experience, apprenticeship programme and graduate scheme.

She has moved into the role of HR Business Partner, focusing on the recruitment, retention and engagement of staff. She will be a key enabler in helping the business to become an employer of choice.

Liz joined the West Midlands Leadership Board to continue the company’s work to inspire other business in to be more responsible and engage with schools. She is keen to increase the support in the Black Country, where her company is based.