Whitbread was established in 1742 and are the UK’s oldest hospitality company. With over 50,000 team members, 1,000 apprenticeships and 27 million customers a month in the UK, Whitbread are one of the most respected and well-known companies in the UK.

Whitbread’s core business has changed over the years, but they remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking.

UK’S NO.1 Brands

Now UK’s biggest hospitality company, Whitbread achieved the UK’s no. 1 hotel brand, Premier Inn and the no.1 coffee shop brand, Costa.


The company’s vision is to grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.


Genuine – we really care about customers

Confident – we strive to be the best at what we do

Committed – we work hard for each other

Good Together is our initiative that helps us be a force for good in our communities

Future Growth

Whitbread have ambitious plans for future grown as evidenced by their 2020 growth milestones which are to achieve £2.5 billion Costa System Sales and 85,000 UK Premier Inn rooms.

Three Point Plan:

  1. Grow & Innovate in our core UK businesses
  2. Focus on our strengths to grow internationally
  3. Build the capability and infrastructure to support long term growth

We’re looking for people who are genuine, confident and committed.  These are our core values at Whitbread and we want all of our people to follow them, as well as share our strong customer focus.  We also love hearing from people who have a passion to motivate and inspire teams.

If that sounds like you, click on the link below to access our jobs portal.


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