Business & Commercial Development

Our Business and Commercial Development teams are shaping our growth.

WHSmith is not a business that stands still, and coming up with exciting new business opportunities, is the responsibility of this strategically important team. The department drives our future growth and with a business that’s open to new ideas, there’s tremendous scope to innovate. That makes Commercial Development & Business Development ideal for those with an entrepreneurial streak. Love building relationships and business cases? Thrive on negotiation? This is the place for you!

The Travel Business Development team works with our landlords across our Travel business. With all kinds of stores at stations, airports and hospitals – from small kiosks to flagship airport stores – it’s an on-going challenge to renew existing contracts and negotiate new ones. The team is constantly looking for ways to grow the business, creating new formats and developing current ones. That way, WHSmith will remain as relevant today and in the future as we have been for the past 225 years.

Our High Street Commercial Development team works with Post Office franchises, Costa Coffee concessions, in-store ATMs, having thought up all of these ventures and more. This team explores opportunities outside our core categories, creating all-new sales and income streams. We’re open to any ideas, as long as they fit with our values. That makes this department one of the most exciting and creative parts of the business. The team builds a sound business case for every initiative, and takes responsibility for delivering it.

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There’s lots of reasons to join our team. If you’d like to get a better understanding of some of the benefits available to you or to learn more about our excellent training, please click on the quick links below. You can also take a shortcut to an overview of our application process.

Our benefits


Our benefits include everything you’d expect and a few perks that might surprise you!

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Learning & Development

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There are no limits to where your talent and drive can take you with our training programmes.

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Application process


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WHSmith Business & Commercial Development jobs

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