10 February, 2009
Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand announced today the expansion of its office space in Stockport.
Umbro, a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. has signed a 10 year lease for a new building for its headquarters. The move increases its space by 5,000 square feet to 37,000 square feet. The building is in the new Lakeside 5000 building in Cheadle Royal business park. Umbro’s headquarters is currently located in a building nearby.
Umbro has been an employer in South Manchester since 1924. The company employees 199 people at its current location. While Umbro is fully committed to Stockport and anticipates growth, headcount increases are expected to be incremental. News reports indicating Umbro is adding 220 new jobs with this lease extension are not correct and don’t reflect actual growth plans.
The lease extension is due to a partnership between investment agency MIDAS, Northwest Regional Development Council (NWDA) and the Stockport Council