So You’re Thinking of Working for GRM?
GRMs HQ is located in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. If you’re on this page then you may have seen one of our job adverts and are wondering what the local area is like. Burton is a small town, located off the A38 between Derby and Lichfield, which has a long history and, despite its size, manages to pack a lot in.
Road Map Around Burton
From breweries and pubs to Burton Albion Football Club, nearby music festivals and the impressive Brewhouse Arts Centre. Burton is also on the doorstep of the National Forest and less than an hour away from the Peak District. Located on not one but two routes of the National Cycle Network, there are plenty of opportunities for cycling, walking and wild swimming (though maybe avoid that during the winter months).
Mam Tor in the Peak District
As its name suggests, Burton is located on the River Trent, which snakes through the town and forms the Trent Washlands, a green strip of land home to herons, dragonflies and other wildlife. You can also follow the sculpture trail or take in the Centenary Woodlands. There are several marinas along the Trent and Mersey canal; Barton Marina is just south of Burton with a range of cafes, shops, restaurants and a cinema in addition to a monthly artisan market. The National Memorial Arboretum, at nearby Alrewas, comprises hundreds of memorials nestled amongst 150 acres of peaceful woodland.
The Armed Forces Monument at The National Memorial Arboretum
With a history of brewing, Burton is best known for its famous Bass beer and remains home to three major breweries in addition to several microbreweries and the smell of hops often fills the air. Burton Bridge Brewery, located in an ivy-covered brick building not far from the town centre, brews a wide selection of its own ales and fruit wines ready to be enjoyed in the beer garden or, in colder months, next to the open fire or perhaps during a game of skittles. Not far away, The Dog is a 19th Century pub offering an impressive selection of ciders and cask ales. At Coopers Tavern, you can enjoy a pork pie with your pint before stumbling on to your next destination – Burtonians have more than enough choice to keep them going during a pub crawl.
Get around by canal, rail or bicycle
So, whether you want stay locally or travel in from further afield, Burton really is a great place to live and work.