Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Hospitality and Brewery
  • Year established:
    1807
  • Website:
    http://thwaites.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Daniel Thwaites plc, Myerscough Road, Mellor , Blackburn, BB2 7LB

About Daniel Thwaites plc

Thwaites are a hospitality company with around 300 pubs, inns and 4-star hotels and spas throughout the UK. They also brew their own beer that is sold exclusively in its properties.
They have a range of initiatives to reduce their energy consumption and effect on the environment. These include recycling paper, plastics, glass and oil. They use LED lights and water saving shower heads in their hotels as well as their programme to replace old boilers with energy efficient ones in their pubs.

Thwaites recently supported a clean up of part of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, located just outside one of their properties. They encouraged participation from their Head Office teams, as they are located the nearest, and they found they had a huge uptake and lots of enthusiasm from the senior team. They got involved in litter-picking, creating bat and bird boxes, and removing rubbish from the canal.


What is it like to work for Daniel Thwaites plc

My Manager
My Manager
They run a management development programme. The first level is 'Stepping into Management', which is for supervisors; the second is 'Lead the Way' for middle managers; and the final is 'A View from the Top', focussed on senior leadership through to executive level.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Learning is encouraged and supported throughout the business, through internal mentoring schemes through to developing qualified coaches to support those going through their Academies. Most of these programmes were developed in-house, utilising a network of internal trainers and role models for their guiding principles.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They offer free spa membership, 75% off their spa treatments; plus a special membership rate for family and friends. That way everyone has access to stay fit and relax in their spas and gyms that include swimming pools,cardio equipment and classes.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1510

  • UK sites:

    22

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Staff Turnover:

    49%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

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