United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Staffordshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.41 - Freight transport by road

150 - 210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
6 April 2018
Foreseen end date
6 April 2018


Logistics Company Gist has confirmed that the site at Eccleshall has closed following a consultation process with affected employees. The site employed 150 full time staff and around 60 part time and agency staff. A spokesperson for the local council commented that a taskforce had been set up through the consultation period which has resulted in some redeployment within the Gist group and has also helped workers find jobs within other logistics companies. The exact number of workers who have been unable to secure aternative employment is however unclear. The site closed on 6 April 2018 at the end of the consultation process.


  • 29 March 2018: Express and Star
  • 11 April 2018: Shropshire Star


Eurofound (2018), Gist, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94003, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94003.