Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1876
  • Website:
    http://www.warburtons.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Warburtons Bolton HQ, Back O'Th' Bank House, Hereford Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, BL1 8HJ

About Warburtons

Warburtons are the largest bakery brand in the UK. They are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge themselves and convention.

Warburtons may have nearly 4,500 employees, producing over 2 million products a day from their locations across the country, but their ethos to bring the best quality products from their family to yours hasn't changed.

The family values that Warburtons was established with are still fundamental to everything they do, and their family of workers are at the centre of the business. Their people consistently tell them about the pride they feel in working for a family business that thinks and invests for the long-term.

They invest over £1 million a year on training and development for employees. Aside from training and development opportunities, employees also have access to great employee benefits through the 'Extra Dough' rewards scheme.

The 'Families Matter' programme allows the family of employees to give back to their local communities through community outreach projects and fundraising. They know how to have fun too: their recent advertising campaigns with Sylvester Stallone, The Muppets and Peter Kay captured the very essence of Warburtons; bold, unique and with a good sense of humour.


What is it like to work for Warburtons

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Their Community Investment programme 'Families Matter' focuses on supporting disadvantaged families. In 2018/19, they worked with over 2,900 organisations and supported over 600,000 beneficiaries. 
My Company
My Company
Values are ingrained in the business. They are apparent in everything they do and form the basis of their recognition scheme. Recently they refreshed the wording of their values for their evolving business and created the Warburtons 'Little Orange Book', a pocket-sized playbook containing simple tips and tools to use the values to inform daily actions, behaviours and decisions.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Every year, the business allocates 9% of its profits to share between all employees and is in recognition of the collective success and performance of the business. This profit share payment, which is awarded each year to every employee, was put in place by the Warburton family many years ago. 

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Benefits:

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    1%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    21%

  • UK sites:

    25

  • Staff:

    4478

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Male : Female:

    84% / 16%

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