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Claire Balmforth, group HR director, The Priory Group


Claire Balmforth joined Priory Group in 2014 and brings with her more than 20 years’ experience of working within HR and operational roles at plc board and director level.

She has worked mainly for blue-chip organisations focused in the service sector, including Carpetright, RAC, Boots and Tesco.
Previously, Balmforth has implemented succession planning processes at board level; developed and implemented leadership programmes; and directed and integrated people plans and team development. She has an MBA from Ashridge Management College.

As operations director at Carpetright, Balmforth appeared on the 2013 HR Most Influential Practitioners list.

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Claire Balmforth on talent at Carpetright

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