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At Hachette UK Distribution we provide leading-edge fulfilment and warehousing services to over twenty publishers, specialising in a wide variety of sectors including trade, illustrated, educational, academic, professional, schools and children’s books. With over 65 million units despatched annually, we’re committed to our mission of making it easy for everyone to discover new worlds of ideas, learning, entertainment and opportunity.

Our story

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Hachette UK Distribution is a division of Hachette UK. We are a global business and one of the largest publishing groups in the UK, delivering books and other media worldwide to customers from our state-of-the-art facility at the Hely Hutchinson Centre (HHC). This project was the largest single investment in the history of the UK book distribution market.
HHC has been our home since 2018, when Hachette UK took the decision to incorporate some of the most advanced warehousing technology and merge two existing distribution centres into one. We’re incredibly proud to have been leading the market in service levels since 2020. Our exceptional performance ensures complete satisfaction for our publishers, customers and authors.

Our awards

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BIC Supply Chain Excellence

We were awarded the BIC Supply Chain Excellence Award for 2023-2024 through proof of our efficiency, use of technologies, and standards and best practices in the book industry supply chain.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials Certificate of Assurance

We have a Cyber Essentials Certificate of Assurance, which is an effective, government-backed scheme to help protect an organisation against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.