Business expansion
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2017
Foreseen end date


Retailer The Range is to create 1,000 new jobs when it opens its new national distribution centre near Bristol. The building has cost an estimated GBP 100 million (€118 million) and will be one of the largest distribution centres in the country. The Range has shown rapid growth over recent years and currently has 130 stores across the UK with more planned for 2017; the new distribution centre will support this growth. Recruitment has already started ahead of the scheduled May 2017 opening. Founder and owner of The Range, Chris Dawson, commented that the new centre will also serve as a training centre for other distribution centres in the company's network, and that he intends to invite schools and universities to the warehouse to show their students how a major logistics operation works.


  • 12 January 2017: Exeter Express and Echo
  • 13 January 2017: Plymouth Herald


Eurofound (2017), The Range, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89903, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89903.