About us

Our story

BLACKLARKE was founded in 2014 by Benjamin Black, who has over 17 years experience in HR leadership, specialising in navigating organisational change and growth across the world.

From spearheading internal communication programmes, to leading strategic HR initiatives for renowned companies like Entain Group and Shell, Benjamin has demonstrated proficiency in organisational design, mergers & acquisitions and workforce restructuring, as well as a sound knowledge of employment law and best practice. He has also advised and supported various start-ups and small private firms.

Benjamin's background encompasses a deep understanding of in-house HR operations, with a strong belief that a culture of empathetic and considerate leadership drives commercial and reputational results for clients. Whilst always thorough, Benjamin's approach is informal, non-hierarchical and comes with a smile and a sense of humour.

Benjamin's team and partner associates all subscribe to a 'common sense' model of HR, where pragmatism always comes before following a policy or process for the sake of it and where people are treated with respect and decency.

Why choose BLACKLARKE?

Choosing BLACKLARKE means opting for a partner who values your business as much as you do.

Leveraging our philosophy of pragmatism and our wealth of experience, we are uniquely positioned to provide tailored people solutions that drive organisational success and navigate clients through change with confidence.

We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach and take time to understand the intricacies and unique characteristics of every client. This ensures we help our clients achieve their business goals, creating sustainable and positive workplace cultures.

Get in touch with us below for a confidential conversation on how we can build and price a package to support your needs.