Business expansion
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Hertfordshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21.1 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Pharmaceutical company Glaxosmithkline has opened a new 56 million GBP laboratory at its site in Ware, Hertfordshire and will be creating 150 new jobs. When the new positions are filled the total head-count at the site will be 1,200. The site will manufacture inhalers to treat patients with pulmonary conditions. The company is also reported to be expanding at other sites in the UK, though the expansion at Ware is the most significant. The company has said that it expects that the majority of the new positions will be taken by people from the local area. It is not known when all the new positions will be filled.


  • 18 April 2016: Hertfordshire Mercury


Eurofound (2016), Glaxosmithkline, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 87367, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87367.