Leading Manufacturer of Luxury Vehicles

Photo: Bentley Bentayga Diesel
Bentley Bentayga Diesel – fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.9 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 210 (combined); CO2 efficiency class: B

Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe, United Kingdom, is home to all its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s four model lines: Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne. The combination of engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology with fine craftsmanship, using skills handed down over generations is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley, and is an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. The company, part of the Volkswagen Group since 1998, currently employs around 4,000 people in Crewe. Bentley delivered 11,023 cars in 2016, the company’s fourth consecutive year above 10,000 cars. 

2016 Highlights

“New Research and Development Centre opens, home to over 400 engineers.”

Crewe Engineering and Design UTC Opens

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) provide an exciting educational offering, backed by business partners and a university. Bentley has been involved in all aspects of setting up the school, which opened in 2016. The UTC integrates technical, practical and academic learning in an environment where students can thrive and develop skills needed by industry, thus helping to strengthen their career opportunities. Bentley helps introduce real-world scenarios into the UTC curriculum, such as the Bentley Seat Challenge. This initiative saw students visit the factory and receive hands-on training, followed by a brief from engineers to create a design for a future Bentley seat.

Trainee Volunteering

As part of the trainee programmes at Bentley, all apprentices, industrial placement students and graduates are asked to take part in charity fundraising and volunteering projects within the local community. Since 2016 Bentley trainees have been supporting the Prince’s Trust, a charity for young people helping to deliver the TEAM programme in Crewe. Trainees have also been delivering digital skills sessions for the elderly, giving advice on how to use technology such as tablets and laptops to encourage digital inclusion.

Bentley establishes Rotary volunteering club

Bentley has recently established a company-wide volunteering club in conjunction with the local branch of Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Bentley Cheshire meets weekly to socialise and plan community projects. In their first year, Bentley Rotarians have already dedicated over 1,000 hours to community service including renovating a garden for cancer patients at a local hospital.


Top Employer

Princess Royal Training Award

Investors in People Silver

Carbon Trust Triple Standard

Excellence in Industry – (Pride of Crewe Awards)