EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Aspinall Packer Group

Aspinall Packer Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Dudley and Sandwell; West Midlands; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Brierley Hill


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-09-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Plans were announced yesterday for a £50 million leisure complex in the West Midlands which could create more than 3,000 jobs. ‘The complex will create jobs for over 1,000 local people in a range of employment categories from waiting staff to accounting and marketing. We estimate that the complex will create a further 2,000 indirect and induced jobs.’ The complex, which includes proposals for an 80-bed hotel and new homes, would be operational by 2007.