Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Service-led Motoring and Cycling Specialist Retailer
  • Year established:
    1892
  • Website:
    https://www.halfords.com/
  • Contact
    • Halfords, Ickneild Street Drive, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0DE

About Halfords

Halfords are the UK’s leading retailer of automotive and cycling products, and a leading operator in car servicing and repairs. The company have staff in more than 460 shops and over 300 Autocentres.

A billion-pound business, Halfords sell more than one million bikes every year. Their national reach is such that 90% of the UK is never more than 20 minutes away from a Halfords store or Autocentre.
The company was founded by Frederick Rushbrooke in Birmingham in 1892 as a wholesale ironmongery. In 1902, Rushbrooke moved to a store on Halford Street in Leicester, from which the company took its name and began selling cycling goods.

Today, Halfords is led by Chief Executive Graham Stapleton. Their vision involves working as a team to support drivers of every car, inspire cyclists of every age and equip families for their leisure time.

Halfords have enhanced maternity pay and flexible work patterns to match the needs of their employees. This year they have also partnered with local gyms around their Support Centre to encourage employees to keep fit.

In the summer they held a family sports day charity event for employees and their families. Over 300 employees and their families attended the event raising funds for their charity NSPCC. A real richness comes from their employees bringing their families to these events, to meet their peers, and for their family members to see, hear and feel their Halfords culture.


What is it like to work for Halfords

My Manager
My Manager
Their formal performance management process runs twice per year. Assessment is based on pre-agreed objectives, which cover deliverable, leadership and hands-on behaviours. These are typically reviewed monthly in informal one-to-one meetings, but are also formally assessed in September and March.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
All shop employees are recruited as apprentices and benefit from a comprehensive learning programme, which includes e-learning, workshops, in-store shadowing, and maths and English training development. Halfords have recently introduced gamification to e-learning, ensuring that training is interactive and individualised.
My Team
My Team
In the summer, Halfords held a family event in the Support Centre grounds, where 19 teams of 10 people competed in sports day activities. The company believes a real richness comes from staff bringing their families to meet their peers.

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Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    30%

  • Average Age:

    32

  • UK sites:

    478

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

  • Male : Female:

    73% / 27%

  • Staff:

    8904

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