24 May 2018

IHG® makes major reinvestment in Burton upon Trent

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Leading hotel group to bring 70 new jobs to its historic Midlands office

As part of a major reinvestment, IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies known for its popular brands such as Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, is creating over 70 jobs and refurbishing 60,000 square feet of office space at its three-storey corporate facilities in Branston, Burton upon Trent. 

Working alongside IHG’s existing Branston-based talent, many of the recruits will form part of the hotel group’s newly created Finance Centre of Excellence. Due to go into full operation later this year, the Finance Centre of Excellence will be a centrally located corporate support hub. It will provide financial insight and analytics expertise to IHG’s wider business, which covers its regional headquarters and nearly 5,400 hotels in almost 100 countries.

 

John Evans, Head of Finance Transformation, IHG, commented: “At IHG we put huge effort into making our business a great place to work. We looked at several potential locations for our new Finance Centre of Excellence, including outside of the UK, however our existing Branston site won hands down.

We have a long history here and experienced talent in place, as well as a great location, strong local labour market and excellent transport links. As an organisation, we’ve laid out ambitious growth plans and our recruitment campaign and reinvestment in the facilities here will create a real hub for finance talent in Burton.”

 

Work is already underway to completely modernise the office space. The interior of the building has been re-designed to create new workspace and recreation areas, which include state-of-the-art technology, new coffee shop, restaurant and gym.

IHG’s newest recruits will be joining 100 colleagues currently based at the site. IHG traces its origins back to 1777 when William Bass first opened a brewery in Branston. The business later transformed from a domestic brewer into a global hospitality company.

IHG has been accredited as a Top Employer for corporate employees in the UK for four consecutive years, in recognition of its exceptional employee environments, with a focus on nurturing and developing talent across the organisation.

 

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For further information please contact:

Ben Marshall
ben.marshall@ihg.com
+66 (0)2620 8570

Chloe Bugelly
chloe.bugelly@ihg.com
+44 (0) 1895 512 204

Iman Denney-Brown
iman.denneybrown@ihg.com
+44 (0) 1895 512 267

About IHG®

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

 

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,400 hotels and 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.   

 

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

 

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