AN ONLINE fashion retailer has announced it is bringing around 1,200 jobs to Tinsley.
PrettyLittleThing.com (PLT) will take over the 600,000 sq ft site at the former printing firm Polestar, which went into administration in 2016 causing more than 600 job losses.
Clipper Logistics PLC, who already work with other online and high-street retailers including ASOS and John Lewis, will provide logistics.
A spokeswoman for Clipper said: “The new contract will commence in July 2018 with the site employing approximately 1,200 people by the end of the year with an assortment of shift patterns including part-time, night shift and student friendly working hours.
“This will be a fast-moving fashion, shoe and accessories ecommerce logistics operation involving inbound deliveries from a variety of UK-based and international suppliers over seven-days-a-week.
“Various forms of automation and mechanisation can be introduced over the next five years to facilitate the anticipated significant growth.”
PLT is part of the Boohoo.com fashion brand and is aimed at women aged 16-24 years old and is one of the world’s fastest-growing fashion companies.
Steve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper said: “The new contract with Pretty Little Thing represents one of the company’s most significant contract wins and is demonstrative of our ability to deliver cost-effective solutions for retailers of any scale.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with one of the fastest-growing online retailers, and look forward to working with the PLT team over the years ahead.”
Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, joint CEOs of boohoo.com plc, said in a statement: “We are delighted to have successfully concluded our negotiations and to be entering into a contractual relationship with Clipper which we hope will be a long, successful and prosperous partnership for both parties.”