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Report - Officers Club Factory/Warehouse, Cramlington - April 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The Stig, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. The Stig

    The Stig Urbex = Nosey Bastard
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    Visited with Auntie Knickers. We been watching this place for some time and after a few reccie's it paid off.

    History care of Wikki.

    The company was founded in the 1990s in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, and latterly had its headquarters in Cramlington, Northumberland. There were over 150 stores across the country at the firm's peak. After a number of buy-outs it become one of the biggest retail companies in the UK with flagship stores in London's Oxford Street, Cardiff, Scotland and north-east England. The company also sources clothes from Asia.

    Until 2004, the company ran a "70% off everything" promotion within its Officers Club branded stores. The promotion ceased after successful legal action by the Office of Fair Trading—which had issued proceedings against the company and Charlton in June 2002—which had evidence to suggest the supposed "original price" of garments was not genuine.

    Administration 2008 administration and sale in December 2008 the company entered administration, and on 23 December The Officers Club's administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers decided to close 32 of the 150 stores immediately. PricewaterhouseCoopers also announced that 118 stores had been sold to TimeC 1215 limited for an undisclosed fee. TimeC 1215 is backed by David Charlton, chief executive of The Officers Club. This deal saved around 900 jobs.

    2011 administration and sale by 2011 the Officers Club had just over 100 stores, with total of around 800 staff employed across the business. On 29 March 2011 the company entered administration again. As part of this process 47 stores were sold to rival menswear retailer Blue Inc, with staff at these stores retaining their jobs. The "Petroleum" and the officers club menswear brand, owned by Officers Club, will be retained by Blue Inc in the interim


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  2. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones :)

    Always wondered where all that Crap came from, and I never knew Cramlington had so much to offer, maybe i should visit my sister more often :)
     
  3. H1971

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    nice one Mr Stig :)
     
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