Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Warrington, Leeds, Northampton, Coventry, Cardiff and Tilbury.
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Other Specialised Wholesale
46.73 - Wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equipment

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2019


UK’s largest builders’ merchants Travis Perkins has announced plans to open 400 depots in the coming four years, resulting in up to 4,000 new jobs.

The company has confirmed that the recruitment will comprise 200 managerial positions each year as well as 170 apprenticeships. To support the new branches, distribution centres will be opened or extended in Warrington, Leeds, Northampton, Coventry, Cardiff and Tilbury. The company attributes the move to rising confidence in the sector and predicts that this will continue with the announcement of the Government's 'help to buy ISA'.


  • 19 March 2015: Construction Enquirer


Eurofound (2015), Travis Perkins, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79195, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79195.