Our business

You’ll already know the WHSmith name. After all, we’re a familiar sight on high streets, and in airports, railway stations and more across the world. But our family of businesses is bigger than you might imagine. Much bigger in fact.

As we’ve grown, we’ve teamed up with amazing names like funkypigeon.com, InMotion, Tech Express, cultpens.com and dottyaboutpaper.co.uk. So when you join us, you’ll quickly discover that there are endless ways to make your career journey better.

Our businesses

WHSmith Travel

Imagine being part of a team that serves more than 10,000 customers every day. It’s just another exciting day in the life of one of our busy travel stores - and a career experience you’ll never forget.

WHSmith High Street

Life can move pretty fast in our High Street stores, so if you’re looking for a career journey that’s full of new challenges, you’ll find it right here.

WHSmith International

There’s a WHSmiths in every corner of the world. Well, almost. So wherever your career journey is taking you, we’ll give you all the support you need to get there.


As the largest airport based electronics retailer, we stock a huge range of cutting edge tech that keeps customers moving fast on their journeys. And if you love innovation, and talking about the newest tech as much as we do, you’ll find a fast moving career here, too.

The Bookshop by WHSmith

Our standalone travel shops are tailored made and designed for book lovers. Behind our doors, you’ll find a warm and inviting environment, knowledgeable book gurus, and a brilliant place to continue your career journey.

Tech Express

You’ll find our contemporary Tech Express stores at airports and train stations across the UK. We sell the latest headphones, speakers and digital accessories from well known brands - and we also offer exciting careers, too.

Our Online businesses

Our online business whsmith.co.uk continues to go from strength to strength, selling a wide range of books, stationery, magazines and gifts, providing a convenient online service to complement our High Street stores. We also have our online personalised greeting cards site, funkypigeon.com; leading online specialist pen retailer, cultpens.com; and personalised stationery site dottyaboutpaper.co.uk complements our existing Stationery ranges to enhance our customer offer.


funkypigeon.com joined the WHSmith family. Since then that every career journey that begins here is filled with more fun and creativity than you imagine.


cultpens.com started life as a stationery shop in Dartmouth. It’s somewhere that excited customers can find unusual pens they’ve loved before but can’t find again in the big shops. So if you have a passion for pens, you’ll fit right in.

Our Business

Our journey has seen the WHSmith family grow into a portfolio of successful businesses. And you can explore them all here.

WHSmith Travel UK

Imagine the buzz you’d get from being part of a team that serves more than 10,000 customers every day. Sounds amazing, right? It’s just another exciting day in the life of one of our busy travel stores.

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WHSmith High Street

Whether it’s getting back to school after the summer holidays, starting a brand new job, or celebrating a special birthday, we’re here for all of our customers’ life journeys. Big ones, small ones, and everything in between.

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As a global travel retailer with a presence in c.30 countries and more than 100 airports around the world, WHSmith is synonymous with the travelling experience, having exposure to millions of travellers every year.

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InMotion joined the WHSmith family in 2018. Each store is a one-stop-shop for all the cutting-edge tech and gadgets our customers need for just about any adventure.

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We seek to actively manage our space in stores and have developed a number of key partnerships with retail brands to maximise our product and service offer to customers.

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If you’ve ever bought and sent a birthday card online, you’ve probably already visited the Funky Pigeon website. But what you might not have realised is that this amazing brand is part of the WHSmith family.

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Everyone’s passionate about something. For us here at Cult Pens, it’s… well… pens. That’s why our website offers the world’s greatest selection - from specially-imported Japanese rollerballs to limited edition fountain pens.

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Duncan in WHSmith store

The chance to work with such an historic, instantly recognisable brand is one I couldn't pass up! As the brand grows, I'm growing with it - it's bringing out my best qualities!

Duncan / WHSmith High Street, Area Manager
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