Blakemore appoints its first-ever director of corporate affairs

AF Blakemore & Son Ltd has appointed Paul Cowley to the new position of director of corporate affairs.

Paul (pictured above) joined the company as community and communications officer in 2002 and over the past 14  years has established a corporate affairs function across the company, which is responsible for corporate responsibility, community engagement and external communications.

AF Blakemore Group human resources director Ian Diment commented: “The promotion is in recognition of the positive contribution that Paul has made since being appointed head of corporate affairs in 2012 and for the additional focus that will be placed upon a number of strategic areas that fall within Paul’s remit.

“This includes the launch of new group corporate responsibility and public relations strategies and on-going activity relating to Project Leadership in support of the company’s Profit Improvement Plans.”

In his new role, Paul will also continue to be responsible for the Learning & Development for Wholesale, Logistics and Technical Services divisions of the company.

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