AF Blakemore appoints Nicola McIntosh as chief people officer

Date: April 3, 2024Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has appointed Nicola McIntosh as chief people officer, effective 20 May 2024. McIntosh (pictured) joins the company from Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Trust, where […]


AF Blakemore invests in its first electric HGVs

Date: February 12, 2024Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has added two state-of-the-art electric HGVs to its fleet, marking a significant step towards its commitment to sustainable operations. The zero-emission vehicles, supplied by Hartshorne Group […]


AF Blakemore names MD of combined Foodservice, Meat and Wholesale arms

Date: November 30, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore has appointed Lawrence Shirazian as managing director of its newly formed Foodservice Business Unit, which combines the company’s Foodservice, Fresh Meat, and Wholesale divisions. Shirazian (pictured) was most […]


AF Blakemore & Son reports 3.9% increase in sales

Date: September 21, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son achieved a 3.9% rise in sales to £1.24 billion in the year ending 30 April 2023. Chairman Peter Blakemore commented: “The group has demonstrated fantastic resilience, […]


AF Blakemore appoints Odeon Cinemas MD Carol Welch as CEO

Date: January 26, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has appointed Carol Welch as chief executive. She will join the business in April, succeeding Jerry Marwood who is leaving to focus more time on his […]


AF Blakemore reports 19% sales rise but a £3.3 million pre-tax loss

Date: December 16, 2022Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has announced 19% sales growth to £1.19 billion for the year ending 1 May 2022. However, it reported a pre-tax loss of £3.3 million, down from […]


Blakemore announces strong sales and retirement of Hallam and Marwood

Date: January 20, 2022Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son increased sales by 18% over the Christmas period. Effective planning and additional capacity at Blakemore’s new purpose-built distribution centre in Bedford helped to achieve the sales uplift […]


Blakemore maintains profits despite a 5% sales decline

Date: November 17, 2021Leave a comment

Although AF Blakemore’s group sales for the financial year ending 24 April 2021 declined by 5% to £1.001 billion, pre-tax profits remained in line with the previous year at £6.1 […]


AF Blakemore maintains profits and boosts assets despite a 7.2% sales drop

Date: February 8, 2021Leave a comment

AF Blakemore’s sales for the year ending 30 April 2020 declined by 7.2% from £1.14 billion to £1.05 billion, but pre-tax profits rose slightly – from £6 million to £6.1 […]


Blakemore sales rise to more than £1 billion

Date: August 31, 2019Leave a comment

Pre-tax profit of AF Blakemore & Son’s continuing operations rose from £8.5 million to £10.2 million in the year to 30 April on sales up by 4.6% to £1.1 billion. […]


Blakemore makes plans after cash & carry disposal

Date: January 17, 2019Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son chairman Peter Blakemore has stressed how the company’s long-term strategic investment plan is enabling it to maximise future growth opportunities across the convenience, wholesale and specialist […]


AF Blakemore reports a 1.4% sales increase

Date: October 18, 2017Leave a comment

Peter Blakemore, chairman of AF Blakemore & Son, said that trading for the financial year to 30 April represented a “good, solid result during a period of intense change across […]