American Express

About American Express

Company Overview

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realise their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do and achieve more.

As the largest private sector employer in Brighton & Hove, we have strong links within the local community where we’ve been active for more than 40 years. American Express is an active supporter of the Brighton Marathon, Brighton Dome & Festival, Brighton Pride and the Stonewall Equality Walk. We’re also proud sponsors of the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion FC and their charitable arm, Albion in the Community, with whom we have an award-winning employee volunteer programme. 

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Our Culture

As a company whose primary mission is to take care of customers, American Express has created a culture with service at its core. We dedicate extensive resources and effort to satisfying and surprising customers with thoughtful, creative and personalised solutions. You’ll find the same level of personal attention, respect and support for our people as well.

We place great importance on doing what is right, what is best and what is innovative. Our organisation has held true to these beliefs for over 160 years. They’re a source of passion and immense pride. And we continue to search for people to champion these values and beliefs as we grow.


The world’s a big place, filled with big ideas and amazing people. And we want the best of them here at American Express.

What does that mean for you? It means we value who you are and your unique set of experiences. We believe the opportunity to be yourself is our opportunity, too. It helps us to be a more effective, stronger and well-rounded organisation.

Diversity and inclusion are prized at every level of the company. They help us find the most talented people and allow us to understand the nuances of different markets and cultures. And they make our brand vital, enduring and ever-evolving.

Yes, we will always be interested in where you came from, but we’re even more excited about where you’re going. Get there with us.


Maureen Biney, Software Engineer at American Express, won the Innovator award at the 2019 everywoman in Technology Awards. Nelly Kiboi, also a Software Engineer, was a finalist for the Software Engineer award. Congratulations to Maureen and Nelly who are both inspiring women working in STEM.​

WF logo [square]Amex best place to work 2018 Working families awardAMEX Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2012AMEX Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2014AMEX Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015   AMEX Sunday Times Best Big Companies 2013   AMEX Sunday Times Best Big Companies 2015  Sunday Times 2016 logo AMEX Big Tick 2014   AMEX Top Employers for Working Families 2014   AMEX Top Employers for Working Families 2015   AMEX Top 50 Employers for Women 2012   Working Families LogoAMEX Employee Benefits Awards 2011 & 2012 

“It was invigorating, it was exciting, it was a new experience.” Meet Ashley and hear what he has to say about life working as a Business Development Manager at American Express Brighton.

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