Mark Adlestone is Chairman of The Beaverbrooks Group. Mark joined the Company in 1979, became Joint Managing Director in 1990, sole Managing Director in 2000 and Chairman in 2012. Beaverbrooks currently have 81 Stores Nationwide (which includes 3 Loupe Showrooms and 14 Monobrand Boutiques).
Mark is third generation of this family business.
Best Companies To Work For:
- Since 2004 to the present day, Beaverbrooks have been in the top twenty in the Top 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’, coming 1st in 2021 and 2009 (6th in 2022).
- In 2008 Mark was awarded the Best Companies ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’
- Mark has won the Leadership Award on seven separate occasions.
- In 2020, Beaverbrooks were granted the ‘Giving Something Back’ Special Award.
Beaverbrooks have been awarded the HM Government Payroll Giving ‘Platinum Award’ every year since 2012 and have gained the Diamond Award in every year since its inception in 2018.
In the UK Jewellery Awards Beaverbrooks have been awarded Employer of the Year nine times in the last ten years.
Beaverbrooks is particularly proud of its very special Culture that encourages its colleagues to communicate in an open and honest way. The Company has a very strong emphasis on charity and community and donates 20% of its retained profits annually through the Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust.
Since the year 2000, The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust has donated more than £22 million to over 1,000 charities. Mark is Chair of The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust.
Beaverbrooks is very keen to expose all its colleagues to the concept of charitable involvement and volunteering and therefore gives each person a minimum of 2 days per year of paid time to work for a charity of their choice.
Mark oversaw the merger of The Fed (Jewish Social Care in Greater Manchester) and Heathlands Village (Residential Jewish Care Home in Prestwich, Manchester). He became Chairman of the newly formed entity now known as THE FED in November 2009. He remained as Chair until November 2018. He remained a Trustee of The Fed until January 2021 when he was appointed a Patron.
Eshel UK Friends of Colel Chabad – Life President.
He was a Governor of Withington Girls’ School between 2014 and 2020. In 2020, the School was awarded the Sunday Times North West Independent School of the Decade.
In October 2015 Mark was presented with the OBE by HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace for ‘Services to Business and Charity in the North of England’.
He has been a trustee of the Jewish Leadership Council since 2017.
Mark is an Honorary member of The National Association of Jewellers.
In March 2017, Mark was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.
In July 2017, at the UK Jewellery Awards Dinner, Mark was presented with the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’.
Between April 2019 and April 2020, Mark served as High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.
In April 2019, Mark became a Trustee of the Greater Manchester High Sheriff Police Trust.
In July 2019, Mark was declared a ‘Freeman of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of the City of London’.
In September 2019, Mark was declared a ‘Freeman of the City of London’.
In October 2020, Mark became an Ambassador for Triple C – Disability within the Arts.
In January 2021, Mark became an Ambassador for Migdal Emunah – an organisation offering guidance, support and advocacy for sufferers of sexual abuse within the Jewish Community.
In May 2021, Mark became Chairman of the JRC (Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region).
In June 2021, Mark became Chairman of Mustard Tree – Combatting Poverty/Preventing Homelessness in Manchester & Salford.
In February 2023, Mark became Patron of Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN).
Hobbies & Interests: include sport, music, and theatre. He plays racket ball, enjoys running, swimming and the gym. Mark loves watching sport and in particular his beloved Blackpool F.C. Mark is also a big collector of music and has over 2,600 albums and more than 450 vinyl singles. He enjoys live concerts and theatre.
Married to Gabrielle for 33 years, Mark has three daughters – Tara 30, Chloe 29, and Libby 21. Mark has one grandson Ezra and one granddaughter Taylor.