Anna Blackburn promoted to managing director of Beaverbrooks

Anna Blackburn has been appointed managing director of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, becoming only the second-ever non-family member to sit on the board in the company’s 99-year history.

Anna Blackburn Beaverbrooks

Anna joined the 99-year-old family business as a graduate trainee in 1998, and after working her way up within the business, accepted the role of chief executive officer in 2013. This appointment was significant on two levels – Anna was the first female CEO and the first non-family member to take up the role.

Under Anna’s leadership, the Lytham St Anne’s-based company has just had the three most profitable years in its history and as a result of Anna’s focus on making Beaverbrooks a great employer, the business has featured in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for 15 consecutive years.

Mark Adlestone, chairman at Beaverbrooks, said: “Anna has steered the company through several key milestones and this promotion is a real reflection of everything Anna is doing – I’m thrilled for her.

“Anna has brought accountability, team work and really brought people together and her very fair and open style of management is what makes her liked and well respected throughout the business.”

Anna said: “It has been my great privilege to be a part of the Beaverbrooks Family for 20 wonderful years and as we approach our centenary in 2019, I’m excited for the future of Beaverbrooks.”

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