Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Tees Valley and Durham;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 August 2014
Employment effect (start)
15 August 2014
Foreseen end date
30 August 2019


Pharmaceutical company Bristol Laboratories has announced plans to create 300 jobs as part of a five year expansion plan in the North East of England.  The company has recently acquired a new manufacturing site at the Whitehouse Business Park, Peterlee, County Durham.  The site had previously been used for manufacture of household cleaning products. 

The company which was established in 1997 operates a head office in Hertfordshire as well as a manufacturing plant in Luton, Bedfordshire and employs 320 people across these two sites. The expansion in the North East therefore will nearly double the firm's workforce. The firm currently makes common painkillers and antibiotics and supplies to the Department of Health. The new site will facilitate some product diversification. 


  • 15 August 2014: The journal


Eurofound (2014), Bristol Laboratories, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77468, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77468.