A better world starts with better homes
Kingfisher is an international home improvement company with more than 1,500 stores, supported by a team of 80,000 colleagues spread across 130 nationalities. Operating in eight countries across Europe, familiar UK high-street names that belong to the Kingfisher group include B&Q, Screwfix and TradePoint.
Kingfisher believes that a better world starts with better homes – and it’s the company’s mission to make better homes accessible for everyone. In fact, Kingfisher helps seven million customers a week to improve their homes.
Kingfisher customers are everyone and anyone who wants to home improvements – whether they’re owners or renters – as well as those who help them, from expert DIYers to professionals.
From a small chain of stores to the UK's number one for home improvements
The company’s roots go back to 1982, when FW Woolworth was acquired. As part of the deal, a small chain of home improvement stores – B&Q – was included. This became the starting point for what was to become one of Europe’s biggest retail chains. By the turn of the millennium, Kingfisher began to focus exclusively on its home improvement businesses across Europe. Meanwhile, B&Q expanded its out-of-town presence to become the leading home improvement retailer in the UK.
Occupying the number one home improvement company spot in the UK, Poland and Turkey – and number two in all of its other key markets – Kingfisher takes its responsibilities as a multi-national business very seriously. From its first responsible timber sourcing policy published more than 25 years ago, to its net zero commitment to reducing carbon emissions, and championing of the circular economy to reduce waste and impact on the planet, Kingfisher is committed to industry-leading Responsible Business practices.
The organisation has identified four key priorities, which is believe can help bring about positive change to some of the biggest challenges facing society today. These are:
- Colleagues: We will be a more inclusive company.
- Planet: We will be forest-positive and help tackle climate change.
- Customers: We will help make greener, healthier homes affordable.
- Communities: We will fight to fix bad housing.
Make yourself at home
As a home improvement company, Kingfisher is always looking for new ways to make things better and change the way people live, for good. Once you join the Kingfisher team, you’ll be part of a global network of people who truly believe that a better world starts with better homes – and are dedicated to making it happen.
We’ve been working with Kingfisher since 2016 to recruit new colleagues who share the company’s values and believe that even the smallest project is important, because little changes can make a big difference. Would you like to be part of an organisation that improves things for people, every day? Then the search for your ideal job starts right here with Kingfisher.
There are a variety of temporary and permanent opportunities available. Key roles we support Kingfisher with include: