About Us

Everything you need to know about Book Distribution

Hachette UK Distribution is part of the Hachette UK publishing group. Historically, we had Two distribution centres, LBS and Bookpoint, and these were joined by the new Hely Hutchinson Centre (HHC) which opened on 20th August 2018. HHC is one of the most advanced distribution centres in Europe, with leading-edge automation and modern systems which will ensure world-class service to customers and publisher clients. It will ultimately become Hachette UK’s sole distribution centre and the publishers currently served by LBS and Bookpoint will migrate to it as part of a managed transition between 2018 and 2020. Hachette provides comprehensive distribution services to over 45 publishers, many of which are third party clients from outside the Hachette UK group. We ship in excess of 60 million books globally each year and supply one out of every four books to the UK trade.

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We are rapidly growing and expanding our service and distribution business, which means you can look forward to a secure and rewarding future in an increasingly successful company aiming to be the best in the business.   At Hachette UK Distribution we truly believe our employees are key to this success by providing a first class service to our customers and clients.



 We offer competitive salaries, rewards and benefits in addition to comprehensive induction, training and development programmes.  This includes apprenticeships in our admin and operational departments.

 Benefits Include:

  • Holidays commencing at 25 days p.a. plus bank holidays
  • Static shift patterns available
  • Group Company Pension Plans, sick pay and life assurance schemes
  • Free car parking/tea and coffee
  • Full training and development – with opportunities to progress
  • Hachette Rewards – offering discounted shopping or cash back from over 900 national retailers including high street brands, supermarkets, internet retailers and travel/hotel operators
  • Generous staff discount on books we publish
  • Childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes
  • Social club and company events programme. Recent events include summer and Christmas parties, fish and chip day, quiz nights, annual employee awards ceremony, charity and sporting events and more…



Office  –           We often have opportunities to join our Customer Services and Credit Services teams at entry and Team Leader level, where the standard working hours are 9am-5pm.


Warehouse – We’re currently looking for Warehouse Operatives to join our friendly and hard working team. Opportunities are available in many different departments on various shift patterns. Previous experience and MHE (Manual Handling Equipment) licenses are not always necessary.


Interested? Send us your CV or completed Application Form stating the role you wish to apply for to hukd.resourcing@hachette.co.uk




Contact Us

Hachette UK Distribution

Hely Hutchinson Centre
Milton Road
OX11 7HH


+44 (0)1235 759500

Customer Services Telephone Number:

Customer Services Telephone Numbers:
+44 (0)1235 759555