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
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

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


Online retailer Amazon has announced plans for further expansion of its UK workforce. It will now open a new distribution centre near Bristol in 2018; a move which will create 1,000 new jobs. This latest announcement is in addition to the company's expansion throughout 2017. The company is seeking to recruit engineers, HR specialists and IT positions ahead of the 2018 opening. The decision to open another distribution centre comes as demand for Amazon's services continues to grow and the extra capacity is required to keep up with the numberĀ of orders.


  • 16 August 2017: BBC Website
  • 16 August 2017: The Independent
  • 16 August 2017: Sky news


Eurofound (2017), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91916, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91916.