Emily Howes

Group People Director
Bland Group
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Emily graduated from Bournemouth University with a Food Science and Business Management degree in 2001. After completing a University placement year at Marks & Spencer Head Office, she began her career designing and developing food products for Marks & Spencer, before specialising in the Training sector.

CIPD qualified in both Training and generalist HR, Emily’s career has progressed through HR in the manufacturing and luxury retail sectors, before joining Griffon Hoverwork as Head of HR in 2011 and moving into Group Head of HR role in 2013. More recently, Emily has taken on the role of Group People Director driving the HR strategy across all Bland Group businesses. Within this role, Emily is responsible for maintaining and adhering to best HR practices across all Group Companies. Emily provides a wealth of experience within all aspects of HR including employment law, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits as well as training and development.