BOSSES at an Olympic team clothing supplier have confirmed more jobs are being moved off their East Lancashire site.

And Simon Jersey, whose main base has always been on Altham industrial estate, has admitted its head office is now located in Stockport.

Management has refused to establish how many positions have been affected by their latest relocation moves.

Twelve months ago the company switched 40 jobs from its Syke Side Drive premises to Greater Manchester - though it is unclear how many were asked to do the same this time around.

Jay Heath, marketing manager, said: "We are unable to comment on exact numbers.

"The site in Altham is still and will remain operational as our warehouse facility with some office based roles at the site. Our head office is based at Stockport."

Simon Jersey, which makes more than two million garments each year, hit the headlines when the firm was asked to supply formal wear for Olympic athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The company, which has been established more than 45 years, recently also fulfilled a similar contract for those taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Community leaders in Hyndburn have previously voiced concerns over Simon Jersey's long-term future in the borough, which it has called home since the Altham business park opened.

Cllr Tony Dobson, Conservative opposition leader on the borough council, said: "Staff there have been very loyal and the borough council has been as helpful as possible."

Cllr Rennie Pinder, chairman of Altham Parish Council, added: "“We are very proud of Simon Jersey - it’s a well-managed company which like Wham exports all over the world.

“It is a lovely place to work, in the shadow of Pendle Hill, and is well-serviced by motorways."

Consultations have been ongoing over the potential jobs switch since earlier this year.