The Hut Group will create 2,000 new jobs over the next three years in the north-west.
The parent company of etailers thehut.com and zavvi.com will invest £100 million into building a 836,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing centre of excellence at Omega South distribution park, Warrington.
The new jobs will cover technology, engineering, digital, graduate and supply chain roles.
With around £80 million initially being invested in the site by the end of 2015, The Hut Group expects the centre to increase its revenues to £1 billion.
Matthew Moulding, CEO of The Hut Group, commented: “Our £100 million investment in the Omega project is a continuation of The Hut Group’s commitment to develop as a British export success, and through the creation of our manufacturing centre of excellence we hope to stimulate further growth, both in the UK and Global nutrition markets.”
David Cameron and George Osborne visited The Hut Group’s distribution site in Appleton, Warrington to welcome the support for the Prime Minister and Chancellor’s long-term economic plan.
“The Hut Group’s investment in 2,000 new jobs in the north-west is fantastic news for the area. It shows that our long-term economic plan to create jobs and investment in the north of England and increase the region’s exports to the rest of the world, is working,” said George Osborne.
“I want Britain to be a country where companies want to invest and create jobs, which is exactly what The Hut Group are doing today.”