Clipper Logistics has signed a “significant” new logistics contract with online fashion retailer

The new deal with Pretty Little Thing, which is a subsidiary of, will see Clipper provide the online retailer with logistics services from a new 600,000ft² site in Sheffield.

Under the agreement, which begins in July this year, Clipper will manage a fast-moving fashion, shoe and accessories e-commerce logistics operation at the site, which is expected to employ around 1,200 workers by the end of the year.

The deal includes the management of daily inbound UK and international supplier deliveries, and the introduction of further automation and mechanisation over the next five years to meet expected growth.

Steve Parkin, Clipper executive chairman, said: "The new contract with Pretty Little Thing represents one of the Company's most significant contract wins and is demonstrative of our ability to deliver cost-effective solutions for retailers of any scale.

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“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with one of the fastest-growing online retailers, and look forward to working with the PLT team over the years ahead."

BooHoo joint CEO Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane said: "We are delighted to have successfully concluded our negotiations and to be entering into a contractual relationship with Clipper which we hope will be a long, successful and prosperous partnership for both parties."

Clipper also released a trading update, revealing continued growth in revenue, operating profit and net earnings, for the year to 30 April 2018.

Clipper’s results for the year are expected to be announced in July 2018. Last year the firm saw turnover rise by 17.2% to £340.1m and pre-tax profits rise 23% to £16m.