Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Barnsley
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 June 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2011


Online clothing retailer ASOS is to create up to 1000 new jobs in Barnsley. The company is expanding its operations by moving from its current distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead to premises in Barnsley, which is three times as large; the move is expected to take place in early 2011. A spokesperson for ASOS said that existing staff were welcome to transfer to Barnsley, and "We have been in Hemel for five years during which time our sales have grown substantially. We now need a considerably larger distribution centre to provide capacity for the future both in the UK and our expansion overseas."


  • 10 June 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), ASOS, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70657, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70657.