Welcome Break is one of the UK’s leading independent motorway service operators and has 27 sites across the UK. Welcome Break sites are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and attract 80 million motorway customers annually.
Formed in 1959, Welcome Break now has over 50 years’ experience in the sector and more than 4,500 employees who strive to proudly and passionately offer its customers world class food and retail brands such as Waitrose, Starbucks, Harry Ramsden’s, Papa John’s, Krispy Kreme, WHSmith, KFC and Burger King in a friendly and relaxing environment.
Welcome Break has recently announced a new partnership with the world’s largest specialist sandwich provider, Subway, and branches have opened at over 26 Welcome Break locations to date. It has also partnered with salad bar brand Tossed, with the first unit opening at Birchanger Green on 23rd May 2014 and more recently a further two units at South Mimms and Fleet, followed by the latest unit at Warwick Southbound. Furthermore, the brand has recently opened six new Starbucks drive-thrus, at Fleet North, Hartshead Moor East, Membury West, Membury East, Gordano and Warwick South. Welcome Break also operates 29 Days Inn and Ramada hotels across the UK motorway network.
Welcome Break was named as number 88 on The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 2015, the annual list of theUK's top 100 companies with the biggest sales. In the year to January 2015, sales at Welcome Break reached an annual £671million.
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It’s about people
Our business is about people. The 80 million people who visit our sites each year. Every one deserves to get a warm welcome and enjoyable break with the very best service, facilities, food and drinks we can provide.
Providing you with a great ‘break’ is really important to us. Every day here is as challenging as it is enjoyable. As rewarding as it is fun. We believe that the same should be true once our working day is over, so we do everything we can to make sure our teams can get their work/life balance just right!
Everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed here at Welcome Break. To make sure that those achievements are recognised, we have many recognition schemes where team members can nominate and thank each other. What’s more, we work hard to build a culture of openness, listening to customers and our own people so we can identify opportunities to improve service, innovation and engagement.
We are proud supporters of BBC Children In Need and over the past 4 years have raised over £1,000,000! This year, we will carry on having some serious fun, doing amazing things and raising even more money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.