Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Leeds
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
82 - Office administrative, office support and other business support activities

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2017
Foreseen end date


Fashion retailer Burberry has announced plans to create a new business services centre in Leeds. The premises is set to open in October 2017 and will host the company's HR, finance and IT functions, and it is reported that 300 jobs in these roles will be created. As part of measures to reduce costs, Burberry has decided to move these parts of the business from London to Leeds. Holders of the posts in London will be offered the opportunity to move to Leeds, though it is expected that the positions in Leeds will be filled by a mix of staff relocations and new recruitment.

UPDATE 09/10/2017: Fashion Brand Burberry has opened its new centre in Leeds and has confirmed that the new site will house 400 employees, 100 more than had previously been reported. It is expected that numbers will reach 400 by the end of 2018. The staff relocations from London are still subject to relocation, though Burberry expects to move parts of its IT team in the summer of 2018.


  • 4 May 2017: BBC Website
  • 9 October 2017: Yorkshire Evening Post


Eurofound (2017), Burberry, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91055, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91055.