Why work for us

Appleton Woods not only builds long-term relationships with our customers and supply partners, we like to look after our people too! You’ll be working with a bright, enthusiastic and friendly bunch of people, who enjoy what they do and like to have a bit of fun along the way! Getting to know customers and understanding the important work they do is an enjoyable and fulfilling part of working at Appleton Woods.

  • Family run business with a close-knit team who celebrate each others success
  • Friendly working environment
  • A growing company with strong values: sustainability, openness, enjoyment
  • Excellent reputation in the market with long-standing relationships with customers and suppliers

Andy Clifton, Appleton Woods’ longest serving driver, celebrating 30 years’ of service with us.

Team bonding with our friends at Corning

Appleton Woods and our partner Bioecho sharing success at Lab Innovations – Most Innovative Product Award 2019

Some of the Appleton Woods Team on our stand at Lab Innovations 2019

Working for us

On joining, you’ll receive a personal induction plan to make sure you understand our systems, processes and products, as well as getting to meet everyone you will be working with. You will have regular catch-ups with your manager where the focus will be your on-going training and development. These meetings will help you reach your full potential and ensure you have a clear career progression within the company.

Our modern office and warehouse facility in Kings Norton, SW Birmingham is a great place to work. There is ample free parking as well as good connections to the local train and bus services and secure facilities for cyclists (including showers.) There’s a kitchen so you can bring in your own food for lunch, as well as an area for relaxation. Tea, coffee and fruit are provided by the company.

If you would like to work with us please contact Chris Brown telling us your area of interest.

Here's what some of the team have to say about what it’s like to work at Appleton Woods

Clara Dunning – e-Procurement and Data Manager

“Working at Appleton Woods is certainly never boring! Working closely with the whole team means dealing with lots of varied situations and no two days are ever the same, which is something I really love! We’re a small team who all work closely together to achieve success and after putting in a lot of hard work we enjoy celebrating a job well done.”

Dr Stewart Sale – Business and Product Development Manager

“Appleton Woods is a great company to work for. As a small family business, everybody knows everyone else and we all work together as a team to achieve the same goals. Everybody’s views and ideas are listened to and taken into consideration and you really feel appreciated for the work you put in and the results you achieve”.

Luke Housley – Sales and Marketing Director 

“I first joined Appleton Woods in 2008 and spent 9 happy years as a territory sales representative. I learnt a huge amount in this time and was given all the opportunities to develop as a sales person and member of a sales team I could have hoped for. After a brief period working for a large corporate, I returned as the key account manager in 2019. Although I gained a lot of experience in this time I really missed the collaborative and close-knit feeling of a family run business and, the fact I am one of two members of the sales team to return after a stint away, speaks volumes!”

Current Positions

Biotech Sales Specialist

Please contact Luke Housley or Stewart Sale to register your interest in this position.

Customer Service Officer (Life Science Graduate)

Please contact Sian Davies to register your interest in this position.

If you would like to be part of our fantastic team please get in touch.