Amazon says it has invested more than £2bn in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Bristol

By Barrie Hudson - 9 November 2023


According to new figures Amazon has pumped in excess of £2.1bn into Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Bristol since 2010.

The figures are taken from the latest Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub, which reveals the company’s regional investments across the UK since that year. 

The annual Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub features data on the level of economic activity supported by Amazon’s investments, the number of jobs Amazon has created regionally, the number of local, independent small businesses supported by Amazon and the export sales achieved by businesses in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol who sell products on the platform.

David Tindal, General Manager at Amazon in Swindon, said: “Swindon has been a fantastic home to Amazon since we first opened our doors here, and we’re proud to continue positively impacting the regional economy through investments, creating jobs and supporting the growth of small businesses.

“Alongside supporting local businesses and creating jobs, training and development opportunities for our team, we’re also pleased to continue our support of the Swindon community. 

"In 2023, our team in Swindon has supported a wide range of organisations including Voluntary Action Swindon, Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group and IPSUM through donations and volunteering. 

"This support of our community is something we’re looking forward to continuing over the coming weeks and months.” 

Regional data issued by the firm includes:

- Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £2.1bn in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol and more than £2.3 billion across the South West. 

- This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £2.3 billion to the region's GDP since 2010.

- To date, Amazon has created more than 5,000 full and part-time jobs in the South West.

- More than 470 people in the South West have completed Amazon’s employability skills training programme since 2010.

- More than 260 apprentices in the South West have taken part in the Amazon Apprenticeship programme since 2010.

- In Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol, there are more than 2,800 small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon as independent selling partners.

- Small businesses from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £80 million of export sales in 2022.

- In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 260,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the South West.

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