March 2017: MicksGarage.com adds another milestone with the launch of their new 32,000 sq ft distribution centre in Barnsley in the UK, creating 30 new jobs in the area. MicksGarage.com are one of Europe’s largest online car parts and accessories retailers and have been leading the way in the online space in Ireland for the past decade. Founded in 2004, from Mick’s bedroom in rural County Mayo, MicksGarage.com has gone from strength to strength and in 2015 won the coveted European eCommerce site of the year award and the Irish Times Best Online Shop Award. Renowned for breaking the mold in their industry, the Irish innovators currently employ 56 people in their Dublin headquarters. MicksGarage.com have over seven million products available online, ranging from service parts to travel accessories. With such a broad
MicksGarage.com now have over seven million products available online, ranging from service parts to travel accessories. With such a broad spectrum of products available for next day UK delivery it really does put choice back into the hands of the consumer.
“When prospecting locations for our UK expansion, providing faster shipping services to our UK customer base was highly important to us. Barnsley is ideally located on all of the major distribution networks, enabling expedited dispatch to all areas in the UK. Barnsley is also home to some of the largest, most technically advanced and efficient warehousing environments in the UK and we felt this was a natural home for our e-commerce business.”
“Enterprising Barnsley have provided us with an incredible amount of support in our international expansion. They have made a great deal of time and resources available to us, and provided us with key guidance and advice in operating in the area. They have put us in touch with many local trade partners, opening opportunities for us now and in the future. Their recruitment and training assistance has also been superb, and we feel that the transition to Barnsley would have been much more difficult without their help and assistance.”
Gillian Purcell, head of HR and operations at MicksGarage.com, added:
“Barnsley has provided us with excellent access to talent, and we found that there was a highly skilled local workforce to help us build and grow our business. Enterprising Barnsley is the economic development arm of Barnsley Council and aims to help businesses develop and expand; generating economic growth and creating jobs.”
Martin Beasley, group leader at Enterprising Barnsley, commented:
“We are incredibly pleased to have supported MicksGarage.com with their expansion into Barnsley which will create numerous job opportunities in the town.We’re very much looking forward to supporting their growth plans throughout 2017.”