Online retail firm moves into old Debenhams store

Hereford Old Market’s  Debenhams store.Image source, MandM Direct
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The former Debenhams story had been empty for three years after the retailer shut down all its UK stores

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An online fashion retail firm will open its new headquarters in an old Debenhams store.

MandM direct will take over two floors of the Hereford Old Market building and relocate more than 300 members of staff from Leominster.

The Debenhams store closed in 2021 as the company collapsed into administration and shut down all its shops across the UK.

MandM said the move will bring £1m boost to the high street and was a chance to invest in the city.

Mike Tomkins, chairman of MandM said: " We have new photography studios, open collaborative spaces, social kitchens as well as facilities that are designed to encourage colleagues based locally to cycle and walk to work.

"With the workforce coming into the office, we expect that our move will have a positive impact on the area, adding anywhere between £500,000 and £1 million to the local economy a year.".

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