Welcome Break

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Welcome Break is a motorway service operator. The Company’s hotels and lodges offer motorists services, goods and amenities, including fuel, restaurants, retail shopping, rest areas, leisure facilities, meeting and conference facilities, and overnight accommodation. 

TypePrivate
Founded1959
HQNewport Pagnell , GB
Websitewelcomebreak.co.uk
Employee Ratings3.2

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2019)5,500(+10%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£346.9 M(-48%)

Welcome Break Office Locations

Welcome Break has an office in Newport Pagnell
Newport Pagnell , GB (HQ)
2 Vantage Ct Tickford St
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Welcome Break Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1959

Time since last funding

3 years ago

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Welcome Break Revenue

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Welcome Break's revenue was reported to be £346.94 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

346.9m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

77.6m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

22.4%

Net income (FY, 2018)

31.0m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

24.2m

Cash (30-Jan-2018)

926.0k
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

314.0m648.3m676.8m346.9m

Revenue growth, %

4%

Cost of goods sold

250.2m504.6m523.2m269.3m

Gross profit

63.9m143.7m153.7m77.6m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

847.0k48.5m37.1m926.0k

Accounts Receivable

6.2m7.0m

Inventories

3.8m8.6m8.9m5.1m

Current Assets

171.5m227.2m63.2m244.6m
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

1.8m32.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

61.6m64.4m

Purchases of PP&E

(29.5m)(18.4m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(29.5m)(18.3m)
GBPY, 2018

Financial Leverage

1.9 x
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Welcome Break Operating Metrics

Jul, 2018

Brands

19

Hotels

29

Motorway Annual Customers

85 m

Service Stations

27
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Welcome Break Revenue Breakdown

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Welcome Break revenue breakdown by business segment: 99.4% from Sales of Goods and Services and 0.6% from Other

Welcome Break Online and Social Media Presence

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Welcome Break News and Updates

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Welcome Break Blogs

Coronavirus: motorway services remain crucial

It’s clear that slowing the spread of coronavirus means we are all having to do things very differently. Leaving our homes only for the very limited purposes outlined by the Prime Minister on Monday has resulted in a huge overall drop in travel demand. Transport, by any means, is for the time being …

Looking for a healthy work out? Stay in the car.

It’s National Fitness Day on 25th September, so it’s time to keep that summer fitness going and arrive in good shape for Christmas. Keeping your healthy fitness plan going doesn’t always need a sweaty training montage to ta Rocky movie soundtrack. There are easier options and even some you can do fr…

Enjoy 50% off Merlin Blackpool attractions!

Let the adventures begin! Welcome Break and Merlin Entertainments have teamed up to offer our customers an amazing 50% off entry to some fantastic Merlin attractions at Blackpool this year. Just present your proof-of-purchase till receipt on entry to any of the Merlin attractions below, when you buy…

Take a Welcome Break on your Christmas Day!

Relax! Welcome Break is here to sort out all those last-minute Christmas panics! We’re open throughout the Christmas period, with our Waitrose shops open bright and early from 8am to 4pm on Christmas Day! We have plenty of your Christmas essentials. Whether it’s a choice of delicious dishes to feed …

Take a festive road trip!

No doubt many of us are listening out for delivery drivers right now as we tick off that online gifting -list. Sure, we love online shopping for its ease and convenience, but it does sap some of that old Christmas spirit we used to see on the shopping trips. We want more of you to... Read More The …

Top Winter Driving Tips

‘Tis the season for nights-in and those Christmas TV specials. Which means it’s not ideal to be on the road right now, with harsh weather brewing for Britain. It’s time to get ready for proper winter driving again. We’ve gathered some Top Winter Driving Tips to get yourself and your car prepared for…
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Welcome Break Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Welcome Break founded?

    Welcome Break was founded in 1959.

  • How many employees does Welcome Break have?

    Welcome Break has 5,500 employees.

  • What is Welcome Break revenue?

    Latest Welcome Break annual revenue is £346.9 m.

  • What is Welcome Break revenue per employee?

    Latest Welcome Break revenue per employee is £63.1 k.

  • Who are Welcome Break competitors?

    Competitors of Welcome Break include Sayaji Hotels, Groupe Antonopoulos and Heythrop Park Resort.

  • Where is Welcome Break headquarters?

    Welcome Break headquarters is located at 2 Vantage Ct Tickford St, Newport Pagnell .

  • Where are Welcome Break offices?

    Welcome Break has an office in Newport Pagnell.

  • How many offices does Welcome Break have?

    Welcome Break has 1 office.