We’re the UK’s biggest hospitality company and the owners of much-loved brands, including Premier Inn, hub by Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Table Table and Taybarns. We fundamentally believe that our success is down to our 45,000 motivated and highly engaged team members. They deliver outstanding service to over 24 million customers every month across our UK hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. Over the past five years we have created 15,000 UK jobs by adding over 130 more hotels, nearly 100 restaurants and more than 1,500 coffee shops. We now have over 2,000 outlets in the UK and are rapidly increasing our international presence. Our 2018 milestones are to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to around 75,000 and to achieve global system sales of around £2bn for Costa. With this we plan to create around 3,000 UK jobs each year, and as we expand our global presence, we’ll also create thousands more jobs overseas too. OUR VISION: We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. Our winning teams make everyday experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth. OUR VALUES: Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands: • Genuine - we really care about customers • Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do • Committed - we work hard for each other Whilst our core business has changed over the years, we remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. Visit our website at www.whitbread.co.uk for more information, career opportunities and to learn about our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which we call ‘Good Together’.
Company Growth (employees)
Houghton Regis, GB
Size (employees)
42,044 (est)+3%
Whitbread was founded in 1742 and is headquartered in Houghton Regis, GB

Whitbread Office Locations

Whitbread has offices in Houghton Regis, Luton, London, Berkshire and in 40 other locations
Houghton Regis, GB (HQ)
Porz Avenue
London, GB
130 Jermyn St
London, GB
Old Paradise St
Luton, GB
Oakley Rd
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Whitbread Data and Metrics

Whitbread Financial Metrics

Whitbread's revenue was reported to be £2.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 12% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

387.3 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

7.1 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (29-Feb-2016)

57.1 m
Whitbread's current market capitalization is £7.1 b.
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


2.6 b2.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

463.8 m487.7 m

Net Income

366.1 m387.3 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


2.1 m57.1 m

Accounts Receivable

78.4 m92.7 m

Current Assets

165.5 m247.4 m


3.3 b3.9 b


248.1 m258.1 m

Total Assets

3.7 b4.4 b

Accounts Payable

121.6 m144.4 m

Current Liabilities

584.1 m692.5 m

Total Liabilities

1.8 b2 b

Retained Earnings

239.5 m236.1 m

Total Equity

2 b2.4 b

Financial Leverage

1.9 x1.8 x
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

519.4 m542 m

Cash From Financing Activities

7.3 m364.1 m

Income Taxes Paid

(97.7 m)(100.4 m)
GBPY, 2016


75.3 k

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

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Whitbread boss Alison Brittain toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

Alison Brittain, the boss of Whitbread, has collected the 44th Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award, with the boss of Divine Chocolate, Sophi Tranchell, named as the runner up. The finalists were selected by an independent judging panel. Member of the panel and chair of Capgemini, Christine Hodgso…

Whitbread denies pork lasagne recipe misled customers

Restaurant chain Whitbread apologises for not updating an online menu after adding pork to lasagne.

Whitbread restaurant chain sorry over pork found in beef lasagne

Group served almost 250,000 affected dishes despite staff saying they raised the issue three months agoThe restaurant chain Whitbread has apologised after it was found to be serving “beef lasagne” in which more than a third of the meat content was actually pork.The Sun reported that almost 250,000 o…

Whitbread lifted by Costa and Premier

Whitbread's sales and profit rise in the first six months of the year, boosted by growing sales at its Costa Coffee and Premier Inn chains.
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