This is the ideal contrast for our fast-paced business environment and can be a welcome change from the distractions that a large city can bring. That being said, for those who are outdoor enthusiasts or socialites, Bromsgrove has a lot to offer in terms of activities, events and its ease of accessibility to neighbouring cities and towns.

The Bromsgrove office is well known for harbouring some of the finest sporting talent that Barnett Waddingham has to offer. With regular finalists and winners of the mixed annual football tournament hosted in Redditch and consistently excellent turns-out in the mixed netball tournament in Cheltenham, Bromsgrove athletes have mustered up some sporting successes in recent times. Both events are followed by an evening of dinner and drinks, offering one of the finest hog roasts around for all attendees. The office is also local to a golf course (offering both traditional and foot golf), a newly refurbished leisure centre with top of the range swimming pools, gym facilities, a spa and exercise classes, nearby squash and tennis courts and there is also ample room for keen runners to train – all are a stone’s throw away.

Aside from sporting involvement, the general camaraderie of the Bromsgrove office leads to regular pub trips and organised socials, offering you the chance to get to know your colleagues on both a professional and personal level. Whether you fancy a quick drink and meal at the Slug and Lettuce in town, a relaxing wander over the Lickey Hills, an evening of entertainment at the Artrix arts centre or a more ambitious night out at 57 Monkeys - Bromsgrove caters for a wide variety of interests.

Bromsgrove is a mere 20 minute commute to the NEC and Birmingham city centre. Here where you will find the Bullring (the largest shopping centre in the Midlands), Broad Street (which is home to some of the most thriving nightclubs and bars), the iconic Mailbox which boasts restaurants and is a short walk to Birmingham’s famous canals and Grand Central – Birmingham’s busiest and most well connected train station outside of London. Birmingham also hosts large sporting stadiums and music entertainment venues like the world famous Symphony Hall, giving you the opportunity to enjoy some of the biggest concerts, comedy performances and sports matches around the country.

Also, a 15 minute journey from the office will take you to one of most happening places the Midlands - Worcester. From Casablanca, Velvet Lounge to Crowngate Shopping Centre and the Marrs Bar, it is fit for anyone who is keen on a big night out for a birthday or even a peaceful day out with friends. Just a few minutes further afoot you can enjoy the wonderful scenery the Malvern Hills has to offer - or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, Go Ape! at  the Wyre Forest.

Paramount to all of this is living and travel arrangements. Bromsgrove is perfectly positioned next to the M42 and M5, allowing employees to commute with ease from areas as far as Coventry all within 30 minutes. The recently renovated Bromsgrove Station is just a 5-10 minute drive away from the office. Accommodation is also plentiful in surrounding areas, with employees also able to cycle or walk to work.

The Bromsgrove office provides everything needed to fully engage in an actuarial career, whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It really is a great place to be.