Mark Adlestone OBE DL - TripleC Ambassador
Mark Adlestone is Chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers. Mark joined the Company in 1979, became Joint Managing Director in 1990, sole Managing Director in 2000 and Chairman in 2012. Beaverbrooks currently have 72 stores nationwide, trading in the middle to upper market, stocking watch brands such as Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Bremont and Longines.
Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For:
- Since 2004 to the present day, Beaverbrooks have been in the top twenty in the Sunday Times Top 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’, coming 1st in 2009.
- In 2008 Mark was awarded the Sunday Times ‘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 gained the inaugural Diamond Award in 2018 & 2019 & 2020.
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.
Beaverbrooks is very keen to expose all its colleagues to the concept of charitable involvement and volunteering and therefore gives each person 2 days per year of paid time to work for a charity of their choice.
Since the year 2000, The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust has donated more than £15 million to over 750 charities.
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.
He was a Governor of Withington Girls’ School between 2014 and 2020.
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 May 2020, he joined the Belong (Social Cohesion) Advisory Panel.
In June 2020, Mark became a Trustee of Mustard Tree.
In July 2020, Mark became a Representative of the Greater Manchester Jewish Representative Council.
In July 2020, he became a Patron of the African and Caribbean Mental Health Services.
In July 2020, Mark became District Chair for Trafford of the Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester.
In July 2020, Mark became Chair of the Jewish Strategic Review Group in Greater Manchester.
In October 2020, Mark became an Ambassador for Triple C.
Hobbies & Interests: include sport, music, and theatre. He plays racket ball, enjoys running, swimming, cycling 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 30 years, Mark has three daughters – Tara, Chloe, and Libby .