Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Shropshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Market Drayton
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
13 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Palethorpes Bakery is to open a new distribution centre in Market Drayton, which will result in the creation of 100 new jobs. The site in the Shropshire town will contain the latest cold storage technology and will have capacity for more than 700 pallets. Various roles are available at full time and part time, for both day and night shifts. Full time equivalent salaries range from just over GBP 15.5 thousand (€17,500) to just below GBP 22 thousand (€24,900). Recruitment is currently underway, though there is no information on when the jobs are expected to be filled.


  • 13 June 2018: Shropshire Star
  • 15 June 2018: Foodmanufacture.co.uk


Eurofound (2018), Palethorpes Bakery, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94535, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94535.