A Manchester-headquartered online home accessories business, which has seen its turnover surge by 300%, is expanding into a new £5m base and creating 50 jobs.
Work has started on the new 70,000sq ft premise for OHS at Wardley Industrial Estate which will its new head office and warehouse facilities, as well as a photography studio.
The business is expected to move into its new home, which will boast double its current storage capacity, in February 2022.
The investment marks the start of a five year plan for the business that comes on the back of its most successful year to date.
Managing director Moshe Cohen said: “The last twelve months have been extremely challenging for many industries, but we are delighted to have seen a continued and growing demand for buying home furnishings online, during this time.
“Over the past 12 months people have been investing in their homes, a trend that we expect to continue with the current boom playing out in the UK property market.
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“As a result of this, and the phenomenal growth we have experienced every year since launching OHS, we have put in motion an ambitious five year plan for the business.
“Having the right infrastructure in place is integral to achieving our aims and the start of works on the building of our new premises is the beginning of this and more great things to come.”
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OHS’ relocation next year will see 50 new roles created across the business’ warehousing, marketing, product development, design, merchandising, accounting and ecommerce divisions.
The contractors on the new build premises are B. Melling Building Contractors and Shopfitters, with the project being managed by Black Cat Building Consultancy.
The OHS business is owned by the Cohen family who also own the wholesaler, Pin Mill Textiles, which supplies home textiles for the bedroom, bathroom and living room to big name, large, value retailers across the UK.