Express Gifts creates 750 Christmas jobs in Accrington

By Lancashire Business View

29 Nov 2018

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Express Gifts has appointed 750 seasonal works in anticipation of a record-breaking Christmas period for its online division, Studio.co.uk.

The roles cover warehouse operatives through to customer service advisors and increases the Accrington company's headcount by nearly two thirds.

All seasonal employees will be based at the firm’s Accrington headquarters and will receive a number of benefits, including a generous discount on the Studio.co.uk range of clothes, toys, homeware and personalized gifts.

More than 40 per cent of the new employees have previously covered Christmas work at Express Gifts and have chosen to return in 2018.

Whilst there have already been several vacancies filled, Studio.co.uk is looking to expand the team in its financial services contact centre in the final run up to Christmas.

Paul Kendrick, managing director of Express Gifts, said: “Christmas has always been an extremely busy period for us, however this year is on track to be bigger than ever.

“The nation’s love of good value gifting has certainly been working in our favour this year, so we are now well positioned to meet the increased demand that the season brings.

“It’s great to welcome back some familiar faces who have worked with us for a number of Christmas – they really are part of the family now.” Express Gifts Ltd, owned by Findel plc and trading under Studio.co.uk, is an online personal shopping service with flexible payment options. It stocks over 60,000 products, including clothing, homeware and gifts.

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