Business expansion
United Kingdom
East of England; Essex; Essex CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Publisher Penguin Random House has announced that it is to create 100 new jobs at its site in Frating, near Colchester. The company had announced in 2015 its intentions to consolidate its warehousing and distribution operations in Grantham and Frating with the closure of its site in Rugby. The Frating site currently employs 600 staff, and some minor building work, including the creation of extra parking spaces will be carried out to house the new employees. The new jobs will be added to various departments at the centre throughout 2017.


  • 7 November 2016: Harwich and Manningtree Standard


Eurofound (2016), Penguin Random House, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89114, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89114.