Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West; Cumbria;
Location of affected unit(s)
Kendal and Windemere
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
12 June 2014
Foreseen end date


Cumbrian based firm Lakeland has opened an extension to its distribution centre on the Westmorland Business Park. The move has created a 50pc increase in storage capacity for the kitchen and homeware retailer. Currently 200 people are employed at the site in Kendal and it is expected that this expansion will create a further 100 jobs. Not all the new jobs will be based at the distribution centre; there will be some at the head office which is based in nearby Windemere. The timeframe for the creation of the new jobs is not yet known.


  • 12 June 2014: Westmorland Gazette


Eurofound (2014), Lakeland, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77224, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77224.