International honour for Australian complementary medicine industry legend
Marcus Blackmore, executive director of Blackmores’ has been inducted into the US Natural Products Hall of Legends
Mr Blackmore (pictured) was honoured recently at the US natural health industry’s biggest convention, Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.
He was inducted into the Hall of Legends by the New Hope Network because he has “devoted a significant portion of his life to making the natural products industry what it is today”.
He is the first Australian inducted into the Hall of Legends.
“Legends are individuals at the centre of stories about change – influencers who change the way we do what we do with enduring impact,” said Carlotta Mast, Senior Vice President of Content and Insights, New Hope Network, Informa Global Health and Nutrition Network.
Inducting him into the Hall of Legends, Ms Mast said Mr Blackmore was “an icon of the natural health industry in Australia. For decades Marcus has fought hard for the regulation and rights of naturopaths and natural health products and established strong networks in Australia to protect freedom of health choice.”
Under his leadership, Blackmores has grown from a small range of natural remedies to become the leading natural health company in Australia, recognised across the Asia Pacific region as a trusted brand in natural health. The Blackmores Group is now a house of seven brands sold in 17 markets.