Mackintosh manufacturer hopes to create 60 new jobs in Nelson

First published in Pendle

A FIRM famous for its iconic waterproof coats is hoping to create a 60 new jobs in Nelson.

The Mackintosh brand has had a factory in Nelson, alongside its Scottish headquarters, for a number of years and is now keen to expand.

The firm has unveiled a three year scheme that will see the Mackintosh House facility, in Waterford Street, increase its number of employees from 55 to 115.

A spokesman for Mackintosh, which was founded in Glasgow in the 1820s and is now the most famous raincoat brand in the world, said: “Mackintosh is looking to expand its manufacturing business in Nelson gradually over the next three years with its aim to have ‘Mackintosh’ a worldwide brand, increasing staff numbers from 55 to 115.

“The proposals are to increase the manufacturing and storage areas which will involve the removal of the office portacabins and demolition of the single storey brick office building.

“A new two storey extension to the front of the premises will be constructed generally on the line of existing with a new single storey extension to the rear and side.

“The proposals will not have any detrimental impact on the surrounding area but will enhance the area with a more contemporary look utilising Mackintosh brand colours.”

The manufacturing area at the building will be increased from 1,152 sq metres to 1,542 sq metres, while a new dedicated storage area will be formed to the rear and side with its own goods entrance.

A new reception area will be created on the ground floor with a main staircase and lift to the first floor offices.

The Mackintosh is named after its Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh, who patented his invention for waterproof clothing in 1823, with the ‘k’ in the brand added some years later.

Its factory in Cumbernauld, Scotland, focuses on hand made outerwear, with the Nelson factory concentrating on the machine made side of its collections.

The expansion plans will likely go before Pendle Council’s planning committee in March or April.

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7:52pm Sat 9 Feb 13

iasiah fartwell says...

if you mean by the overseas community, the East Europeans et al, thats because they are willing to work unlike the natives
if you mean by the overseas community, the East Europeans et al, thats because they are willing to work unlike the natives iasiah fartwell
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8:33pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Sajdin says...

If the natives were willing to work, then theres plenty of jobs out there.
If the natives were willing to work, then theres plenty of jobs out there. Sajdin
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4:36am Sun 10 Feb 13

2 for 5p says...

The British unemployed in Nelson won't be applying for the jobs it would be to much effort for them.
Yet they have the energy to get a taxi down to the food bank.
The British unemployed in Nelson won't be applying for the jobs it would be to much effort for them. Yet they have the energy to get a taxi down to the food bank. 2 for 5p
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8:40am Sun 10 Feb 13

coates warder says...

and it cant be for the majority in nelson either because it does not involve driving or standing at a counter.it involves work,so the rest of pendle has more jobs
and it cant be for the majority in nelson either because it does not involve driving or standing at a counter.it involves work,so the rest of pendle has more jobs coates warder
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2:39pm Sun 10 Feb 13

thermio says...

2 for 5p wrote:
The British unemployed in Nelson won't be applying for the jobs it would be to much effort for them.
Yet they have the energy to get a taxi down to the food bank.
What do you mean by 'the British unemployed in Nelson'?
Do you just mean 'the unemployed in Nelson'?

Why don't you pop down there instead of posting your insightful wit on every story. You never know, a bit of work might instil you with a sense of worth.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: The British unemployed in Nelson won't be applying for the jobs it would be to much effort for them. Yet they have the energy to get a taxi down to the food bank.[/p][/quote]What do you mean by 'the British unemployed in Nelson'? Do you just mean 'the unemployed in Nelson'? Why don't you pop down there instead of posting your insightful wit on every story. You never know, a bit of work might instil you with a sense of worth. thermio
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5:03pm Sun 10 Feb 13

shimmy says...

A good move for Nelson, the area was renowned for producing expert sewing machinists and in Burnley the famous Grenfell factory who made garments similair to the quality of Macintosh ran a sucessful business for many years.
A good move for Nelson, the area was renowned for producing expert sewing machinists and in Burnley the famous Grenfell factory who made garments similair to the quality of Macintosh ran a sucessful business for many years. shimmy
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7:59pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Rappide says...

shimmy wrote:
A good move for Nelson, the area was renowned for producing expert sewing machinists and in Burnley the famous Grenfell factory who made garments similair to the quality of Macintosh ran a sucessful business for many years.
I agree. Any jobs that are made available are welcome.
[quote][p][bold]shimmy[/bold] wrote: A good move for Nelson, the area was renowned for producing expert sewing machinists and in Burnley the famous Grenfell factory who made garments similair to the quality of Macintosh ran a sucessful business for many years.[/p][/quote]I agree. Any jobs that are made available are welcome. Rappide
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