Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.20 - Other postal and courier activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 July 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Postal handling service Whistl has opened its new centre in Bolton, Greater Manchester in a move which will create 500 jobs. Sixty of the jobs have been ring-fenced to hep long-term out of work benefit claimants back into work. The official opening of the new site took place in July 2017, though Whistl began moving staff into the new site from April 2017 onwards. The site incorporates workers from the company's Leeds and Warrington sites, as well as allowing for further expansion and new job creation. There is no information available as to when the new jobs will be filled. 


  • 23 July 2017: Bolton News


Eurofound (2017), Whistl, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91669, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91669.