Heritage, history & awards

The Blackmores Group has been an industry leader in Australia for more than 80 years. Our unrivalled heritage is at the heart of who we are today and guides our holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

Blackmores has been an industry leader in Australia for more than 80 years. Our company had its beginnings in the 1930s, thanks to the vision and passion of one man, Maurice Blackmore, an English immigrant whose ideas about health were ahead of their time.

Maurice Blackmore's belief in the health-giving properties of herbs and minerals led him to develop a whole system of healthcare based on naturopathic principles. His views on natural health, preventive medicine, the environment and recycling were nothing short of radical in the 1930s, and his work opened the doors to new ways of treating illness and maximising health.

Maurice was also responsible for starting Australia's first health food store in Brisbane in 1938, and worked with colleagues and friends to establish the first naturopathic colleges and associations in the country. His beliefs are still valid today and his teachings are incorporated in the training programs of many natural health practitioners.

Marcus Blackmore, Maurice’s son, followed closely in his father’s footsteps studying naturopathy and dedicating himself to the business. With an innovative mindset and as a respected and a passionate industry leader, Marcus has not only grown the company, but helped to make natural healthcare an important part of many peoples lives.

Today, Blackmores Limited is an ASX 200 publicly-listed company with more than 1,000 employees in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The Group reaches consumers in 17 markets and as the company continues its expansion locally and into international markets, Blackmores’ passion for natural health care, quality products and commitment to sustainability will continue to touch more and more people’s lives – empowering them to take more control of their health and wellbeing.

Learn more about Blackmores’ heritage here

A Prize-Winning Business

The Blackmores Group is fortunate to be recognised as an employer of choice through the following awards:

  • 2016 Aon Best Employer
  • 2016 CEO Magazine - HR Executive of the Year
  • 2016 CEO Magazine – Managing Director of the Year
  • 2015 Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice
  • 2015 CEO Magazine - CEO of the Year