Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Security designer and manufacturer
  • Year established:
    1985
  • Website:
    https://www.paxton-access.com
  • Contact
    • Paxton House, 3 Home Farm Road, Brighton, EAst Sussex, BN1 9HU

About Paxton

Paxton design and manufacture access-control, door-entry and building intelligence systems for smart buildings. Paxton offer free installer training and market-leading customer support across their product range.

The Brighton firm was born in 1985 and now employs a workforce of 270 in 12 locations across the globe with offices in the US, France, Germany, South Africa, UAE and Benelux.

Paxton, led by Group Chief Executive Officer Adam Stroud, manufacture all products locally and export to over 40 countries worldwide. They’re the installers’ company of choice thanks to offering installer-focused, exceptionally advanced products.

The company’s core values are simplicity, quality and honesty, with products backed by world-class technical support and free training. Key markets are education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial and the public sector.

Clients include Manchester United, Graze, Michelin, Cherbourg Airport, Boucheries Nivernaises, Ostermalm Food Hall, Kingsway Park High School and Foyles. Staff get long-service leave and awards, plus Bollywood dancing events.


What is it like to work for Paxton

Leadership
Leadership
Adam walks the floor daily and has regular contact with many employees with the projects and activities he’s involved in. He eats lunch in the Paxton Cafe every day, sits informally with people and can be seen playing pool or table-top football with staff.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Recent workshops have been on healthy eating, stress management and financial wellbeing. This last one was something that isn’t taught in school but is a major contributor to stress. They also offer free fruit every day, healthy-eating options in the cafe and Smoothie Fridays.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Paxton do volunteering days for community initiatives. Every year, they plan around four activities, which could be helping out Raystede (an animal welfare centre) to cleaning up areas of outstanding natural beauty. Last year, they paid for an employee to take part in the Brighton Marathon.

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    Holidays

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Staff:

    257

  • Average Age:

    37

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    41%

  • Male : Female:

    77% / 23%

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