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Eddie Stobart Hopes To Create 480 Jobs In Cheshire

04 Apr 2019

Eddie Stobart Hopes To Create 480 Jobs In Cheshire

Transport and logistics firm Eddie Stobart has renewed plans for a national distribution centre which could create 480 full or part time jobs in Cheshire.

The company wants to build a state of the art 635,000 square foot facility in its hometown of Warrington and hopes that the plans will now get signed off by the local council.

If the plans get the green light this time around, after failing to reach agreement at the end of 2018, Eddie Stobart says that hundreds of jobs would be created and that the national distribution centre would add £18 million to the local economy on an annual basis.

The company already has its main UK headquarters in Warrington and has a training facility in the North West town.

Commenting on the renewed plans, a spokesperson for Eddie Stobart said: “This is a significant milestone for the business as it looks to grow in Warrington, create new job opportunities and invest in the town. I am delighted that we have been able to explain the proposals in more detail to the local community and that many of those who took part in our consultation supported our ambitions.”

“The scheme represents a unique opportunity for Warrington Borough Council to secure a £73m investment in the borough and create at least 480 new jobs in the town. We have always said that Eddie Stobart needs to build its new national distribution centre next to its HQ and training academy in Warrington.”

“We’re pleased that we now have an opportunity to work with the planning authority to deliver this vision on a site earmarked for employment development in the emerging Local Plan,” added the spokesperson.

In total, Eddie Stobart provides jobs for over 6,000 people with more than half of them being drivers for the company. You can find out more about entry level paths into this line of work by checking out our guide to driving apprenticeships in the UK.

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