Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
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

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 November 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Book retailer World of Books has announced plans to open a new warehouse and distribution centre in Ryton, near Coventry. The firm has taken on a 103,000 square feet warehouse on the Middlemarch Industrial Estate and recruitment is underway for positions, though it is not known when all the jobs will be filled. It is anticipated that up to 250 new jobs will be created as a result of the new distribution centre. A spokesperson for the local council welcomed the news of the new jobs and drew attention to the company's good ethical credentials and green values.



Eurofound (2018), World of Books, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96182, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96182.