Biggest British warehouse

Lidl pledges more jobs at giant new distribution centre

Pipers at the launch of new distribution centre

Supermarket chain Lidl says it could create up to 250 additional jobs at its new 58,500 sq m distribution centre at Eurocentral, the company’s largest in Britain.

The facility was first planned by the company in 2016 after securing a 50 acre site from Scottish Enterprise to replace a warehouse in Livingston.

Lidl’s 600 employees have relocated to the new centre. There is scope for a further 250 positions.

The site at Eurocentral will support the company’s growing store estate across Scotland, set to hit 100 in the new year. A further 12 are planned over the next three years in locations including Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton, Dundee, East Kilbride and Larkhall.

Regional director for Scotland, Ross Millar, said the distribution centre represents a “pivotal moment” for the company’s growth plans across Scotland.

The discounter also plans to open a further four warehouses by 2025 in Bolton, Peterborough, Luton and Leeds.

Lidl has experienced continued growth in Scotland over the years, currently sourcing more than 300 products from 60 Scottish suppliers. It plans to open its 100th Scottish store in early 2020.

New home for consultancy

Sales and marketing consultancy Consenna has moved to new premises in Renfrewshire following several large project wins in recent months.

Paul Thompson, commercial director, said: “We’ve been successful in building a business over the past ten years that has grown year on year.

“With this comes the need to ensure we’re growing our team and providing both them and our valued client-base with a work environment that helps instil creativity whilst providing plenty of space and light.

Consenna, which is hiring five more staff, chose a 940 sq ft suite in The Old Mill office development in Houston, seven miles from Glasgow Airport.

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