this isn’t just a business – It’s a way of life!
At Warburtons, our values are fundamental to the way we work.
Everyone here can tell you what they are and how much they mean to the way we work, behave, respect each other and how important they are to our success. So simple, yet they mean so much to how we operate.
Read more about our values here:
We are a fifth-generation family business, but our concept of family extends beyond those with the surname Warburton – the way we see it, our family has nearly 5,000 members, and we all work together to create our success. From our bakers to our delivery drivers, everyone that works within our 11 bakeries and 18 depots across the country helps us to be the successful business we are today.
Families are at the heart of our family business and all our products are developed and produced with the family as our inspiration. The products we make provide families with easily accessible, high quality products which form a core part of a healthy balanced diet.
We believe we have a role to play in giving back to our communities and supporting those that need it the most. Our Families Matter community programme aims to support families across the UK, to improve their lives.
We also pride ourselves on our long standing and close relationships with our family of suppliers, customers and farmers. For more information about joining our family, please see our careers pages here.
In our business, we see ambition as being critical to our future success. It is about challenging ourselves to constantly reassess how we can provide British families with high quality food that’s easy to buy and forms part of a healthy balanced diet. We’re constantly racking our brains for great new ideas for feeding Britain’s families, consistent with the high quality they expect from Warburtons.
To realise our ambition means looking ahead to the future, and adapting to what our consumers want. To do this, we continually reinvest in the business and are proud to be one of the most technologically advanced businesses in UK food manufacturing. We have invested more than £450 million in our business over the past ten years, building new bakeries, refurbishing others and upgrading distribution networks.
We firmly believe that a sustainable business is a better business and that we have a responsibility to play our part in reducing our impact on the environment and to build a better society in the communities in which we operate.
Our approach to responsibility helps the world in which we live, our local communities, our families and our people. For further information on what we do, please take a look at our Sustainability pages.
Quality is not just a value for us, it’s an obsession. We are committed to making the best bread in Britain and are very proud that the freshness of our products marks us out as a leader in the industry.
We’re so obsessed with quality that we can track every one of the 2 million products we bake every day to ensure they’re fresh when they get to your local store – we even send our own mystery shoppers to test the freshness of our bread.
Our dedicated Quality and Technical team carry out rigorous tests to ensure the highest standards of quality are met and that continuous improvements are made. From the performance of the flour, to the colour of the crust and the texture of the bread, there is no part of the product that goes untested. We also recognise and reward our bakeries which strive to produce the highest quality bread daily through our monthly ‘Derrick Warburton Trophy’.
Our ingredients are key to the quality of our products and we source all our ingredients to ensure the highest ethical and quality standards. We pride ourselves on our close working relationships with our farmers, in both the UK and Canada.
We are passionate about what we do, and a great deal of care goes into baking the very best products that can all be included as part of a balanced diet.
Bread is a good choice as part of the everyday diet and is a nutritious staple that is great value for money. It provides a wide range of nutrients and because of its versatility it’s a great carrier for other essential foods. We also bake a range of products for the whole family and to suit different meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes including rolls, bagels, thins, crumpets and fruit loaves.
We also care about making sure everyone the information they need to make informed decisions about diet. We provide full and clear nutritional information on packs and labels and as a family business, we only ever include ingredients that we would happily eat ourselves.
We also care for our family of people that make it possible for us to bake the best bakery products possible and deliver them to stores each day.