THE BMW GROUP IN FARNBOROUGH.
Based at Summit ONE, Farnborough, BMW UK Ltd. is the National Sales Company for BMW in the UK and BMW Group Financial Services offers retailers, corporate and private customers, customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough. The self-contained campus covers 10 acres and is just 35 miles from London.
We’re proud of our office environment and achievements. We offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:
- Our work persona shift – Being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency and reduces wasted energy. For this reason we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
- Flexible working hours – Working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance not burnout through focusing on output not attendance.
- The opportunity to get involved with our continued to support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
- Throughout our offices there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as Ping-Pong tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.
LIFE IN FARNBOROUGH.
Farnborough is a town located in Hampshire, South East England – home to a population of approximately 60,000 people. Mostly famous for its connection with aviation, Farnborough hosts an air show every two years at its airport which draws a huge crowd of international visitors.
The stunning landscape in the area makes it ideal for those of you who enjoy the outdoors. Surrey Hills National Park is a fine example of some of England’s most beautiful countryside, with its extensive network of walking and cycling paths, small farms and cafes and bars where you can taste locally brewed wine or enjoy a cup of afternoon tea.
West London, Basingstoke and Reading are all under 45 minutes drive away from Farnborough by car. The closest of the three, Basingstoke, is an important economic centre in the UK and old market town, where you will find a wealth of English cuisine in one of its great gastro pubs. Reading is a large and historical town and one of UK’s top ten shopping destinations, and every year the city hosts one of England’s biggest music festivals: the Reading Festival. Heathrow and Gatwick airports can both be reached within 1 hour by car from Farnborough, making international travel a stress-free option.
Located near to Junction 4A of the M3, the self-contained 10 acre site Summit ONE is set in attractive landscaped grounds and consists of flexible space in three separate buildings that provides over 300,000 square feet of accommodation.
Just over 1,000 associates make up BMW’s UK sales, marketing, financial services, leasing and fleet management departments.
BMW Group Financial services exists to support the sales of all BMW Group products in the UK and provide retailers and customers with bespoke funding packages empowering more customers to access the whole BMW range.
BMW UK Ltd. forms part of the global BMW Group, a company which dates back to 1916. While proud of this heritage, we are always looking to the future to retain our spot as pioneers of the automotive world.
The UK is historically one of the top 5 markets in the world for retail sales volume, making the BMW Group in Farnborough an important contributor to the company’s worldwide success.
Driven by passion.
At BMW Financial Services we are united by our passion for enabling people to know sheer driving pleasure. This is what inspires us to provide exceptional financial products and solutions. We take great pride in finding opportunities to exceed our customers’ expectations by developing innovative channels and products and by providing outstanding service. Automotive finance is a highly dynamic area with great opportunity for innovation and a wide variation of tasks and future-orientated projects.
A special company needs a special culture.
Our working style is based around teamwork and international collaboration. Our colleagues develop individual abilities through the close cooperation between different disciplines and departments. Frequent exchange and cross-linking of skills is of utmost importance. Our open culture and approachable leaders ensure a sense of community. We achieve our successes together and know that our commitment is of essential importance to the success of the entire BMW Group.
Alphabet (GB) Limited was established in 1997 and its headquarters in the UK are also located in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Being Europe’s leading provider of business mobility services, Alphabet (GB) Ltd. helps organisations to meet their changing business travel requirements and enable employees to get from A to B. Alphabet manage a fleet of over 130,000 vehicles in the UK and more than 550,000 across 18 countries worldwide. Our portfolio of business mobility services includes strategic consultancy, corporate and employee car schemes, commercial vehicles, accident management and fleet management.
In 2015 Alphabet was recognised as Fleet News’ ‘Leasing Company of the Year’ for the first time in its 18-year history, as well as being awarded prestigious awards in the Fleet World Honours and from Business Car magazine.
The BMW Group in the United Kingdom consists of marketing, sales and financial service organisations – as well as manufacturing plants for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production – BMW Group Plant Hams Hall manufactures engines, BMW Group Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and the parts come together at BMW Group Plant Oxford – where body shell production, paint and final assembly takes place. BMW Group Plant Oxford, therefore, is the heart of MINI production.
Also under BMW Group’s UK umbrella are BMW UK Ltd. and BMW Financial Services in Farnborough and Dublin, the Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant in Goodwood and Alphabet (GB) Limited as Europe’s leading provider of Business Mobility Services in Farnborough.
The manufacturing launch of MINI in April 2001 marked the start of a remarkable new phase in the history of the BMW Group. The very latest car production facilities were introduced in a £230 million investment programme for the new car range. Since 2000, around £1.75 billion has been invested in the group’s UK manufacturing sites.
The United Kingdom is the only country where BMW Group is represented by production plants for all three of our premium brands.