Jarrold is a privately owned business based in the historic St James Mill near to the centre of Norwich. The company was founded in Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1770 and currently employs over 450 people. Jarrold is one of the longest established businesses in Norwich and its divisions have been a familiar part of the Norwich community since the early 19th Century.
The company has three operating divisions - Retail, Properties and Training. The company has also set up a new wholly owned subsidiary called St James Facility Managment.
Jarrold's head office and Jarrold Training are based in St James Mill, a Grade 1 listed former Yarn Mill. The mill is recognised as one of the major heritage builidings in Norwich and details about its significance and history can be seen on the NORWICH12 WEBSITE
Jarrold contributes to the communities of Norwich and Norfolk in many different ways. Charitable donations on behalf of the Company are usually made through the John Jarrold Trust. Over many years Directors and other staff have also been involved in local institutions and charities as Trustees, Governors or Board Directors. The Company recognises that it is important for the healthy development of the community in which it operates to participate in this way.
The Company also encourages initiatives from staff to support charitable fund raising. As part of these activities the Retail division raised £20,000 in 2005/6 towards the building of the new Big C day-care centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
These sites gives access to information about the company and its activities.