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ABOUT US.

BMW Group in the UK.

About us.BMW Group in the UK.


The UK has an important role to play within the BMW Group. It is the only place in the world where all three of BMW Group’s brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – are represented by manufacturing operations. BMW Group employs around 8,000 people directly in the UK with an additional 14,000 in its 147-strong Retailer network representing BMW and MINI brands. The company has invested nearly £2 billion in its UK operations since 2000, and the UK is BMW Group’s fourth largest sales market in the world.
 

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UK OPERATIONS.

The growth of BMW Group’s UK operations has been significant. MINI Plant Oxford, the heart of MINI production, began producing MINIs in 2001 and has now produced over three million to date. BMW Plant Hams Hall started producing 4-cylinder petrol engines in 2001. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited began manufacturing vehicles at its Goodwood plant in 2003, while MINI Plant Swindon has been the main supplier of MINI body panels since 2005.

BMW Group also has a UK Sales and Marketing subsidiary in Farnborough with a Vehicle Distribution Centre in Thorne.

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BMW CHARITIES.

BMW CHARITIES.

CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS.

BMW Group UK is proud to continue its support of numerous charities and community projects as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, an area that we take very seriously. Below are some of the fantastic charities that receive regular support. 

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Alzheimer’s Society Logo

Alzheimer’s Society and BMW Group UK are partnered over 2019-2020 and have pledged to raise £200,000 for Alzheimer’s Society’s service ‘Side by Side’. Side by Side links people living with dementia to volunteers so that they can keep doing the things they love and feel included in their communities. The service helps them to lead fulfilling lives and reduces loneliness and isolation. BMW Group UK currently play an important part of funding Side by Side in Birmingham, Solihull and Swindon and the partnership is already making a big difference to both the service users and the volunteers who run it.

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Ben logo

BEN is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families.

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Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) logo

The Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) is a collaboration of socially responsible, caring organisations working together to make a difference within the local community.

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BMW EDUCATION.

BMW EDUCATION.

SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION.

BMW has a long established commitment to supporting education across the UK. Launched in the UK over two decades ago as part of the company's corporate responsibility commitment, BMW Group Education provides teachers and students with free, curriculum-linked and award-winning educational resources.

The comprehensive resources for primary and secondary schools cover topics including:
 

  • road safety and the benefits of travelling actively
  • sustainable mobility, technology and design
  • understanding sustainable living in urban environments
  • careers information
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BMW PROGRAMMES.

Safe on the Streets logo

Safe on the Streets (SOTS) brings road safety to life for 7-11 year olds and includes three interactive online modules, with teachers' notes, quizzes and printable activity sheets.

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Intelligent Living (i-Living) is an interactive learning resource that helps students aged 11-16 years to understand sustainability and its relevance to the way we live.

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BMW HERITAGE.

The birth of BMW goes back to two men: Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto. Their respective companies – engine makers Rapp Motorenwerke and aircraft manufacturers Gustav Otto – gave rise to Bayerische Motoren Werke. Since 1917, the now world-famous emblem can be found on every BMW product.

We remain committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and have systematically implemented its Ten Principles worldwide since 2001. Our sustainability strategy also supports the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in autumn 2015.

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BMW HERITAGE.

LIVING HISTORY.

It started with aircraft engines, followed by motorcycles and finally automobiles. For over 100 years, BMW has been steadily making its mark on history. Outstanding developments, impressive technology and passionate commitment have transformed BMW into a brand that is at home throughout the world. Here are some of the clubs and events that help maintain this truly global fan base.

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Old BMW vehicle

BMW Classic coordinates all of the activities connected with the rich and varied heritage of BMW. Learn about BMW Classic’s commitment – from the historical archives, vehicle collection, communication and museum, to the international clubs scene.

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BMW at Goodwood Festival

From Mille Miglia to Formula One, BMW has always been one of the most active and successful brands in motorsport – on two, three and four wheels. BMW Classic maintains and restores historic racing cars and bikes and returns them to the track.

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Vintage BMW Cars.

Founded in 1952, BMW Car Club GB is the only independent club for BMW owners in the UK endorsed by BMW UK. It provides something for everyone interested in BMW, regardless of the age of the car or member.

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DISCOVER BMW.

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