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

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Following a period of high demand, online retailer Amazon has announced that it is to create 300 permanent positions at a new distribution centre in Daventry, Northamptonshire. It is understood that the development will be at an existing Amazon site, which will be refitted for the new purpose. The exact date on which the new centre will open has not been specified, though it is being reported as sometime in 2017. Recruitment for the new positions will begin in the autumn of 2016. Amazon currently operates twelve distribution centres in the UK.


  • 6 October 2016: Daventry Express
  • 7 October 2016: Insider Media


Eurofound (2016), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88897, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88897.