Business expansion
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Castle Donnington
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 January 2013


Retailer Marks & Spencer has announced plans to recruit more than 1000 people to work at its new distribution centre in Castle Donington in Leicestershire. The centre is due to open in early 2013. 

The company is paying particular attention to the employment of disabled applicants.  It is working with Remploy to ensure two-week work trials are available to disabled people coupled with support programs.  Applicants will then be assessed as to their suitability to join the workforce or whether further training and support was required.

Remploy has commented that the move is important given the very low level of employment amongst disabled people.


  • 27 September 2012: BBC Website


Eurofound (2012), Marks & Spencer, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 74202, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74202.