Our Swindon based High Street Head Office is home to about 500 employees and also encompasses one of our three Distribution Centres. We have some excellent onsite facilities including free car parking, a canteen with subsidised Starbucks, our own discounted store and even a children’s nursery (rated good in a recent Ofsted report). For more information please visit; The Playhouse Day Nursery
Swindon has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Alongside WHSmith, other top employers based in Swindon are; Honda, Motorola and Nationwide
Housing in the area is very affordable with the average property costing just over £185,000 (average UK house price just over £228,000 – Autumn 2011). With plans to construct another 40,000 properties over the next 20 years, alongside a current investment of over £1bn into a regeneration project, it will be a buyers dream.
There are a wealth of schools in the Swindon borough, of which nine scored an ‘outstanding’ rating in the 2011 Ofsted reports. For more information visit www.ofsted.gov.uk
There are plenty of shopping and leisure facilities in Swindon with six retail parks including the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet as well as the variety of shops available in the centre of the town.
Commuting to our Head Office
There are four direct trains an hour, travelling between Swindon and London Paddington station. You can be in the centre of London in just over an hour.
From Bristol, Bath and Reading
Via M4 and A419 in under an hour.
Via A420 in under an hour
Via A417 and A419 in under an hour