Berghaus to create jobs at North East headquarters

Outdoor clothing and equipment brand Berghaus has announced it is investing in the expansion of its product and innovation team in its North East headquarters.

Part of the Pentland Brands group, Berghaus will recruit for 11 new roles at its Sunderland base to boost the brand’s long term growth strategy.

Plans include the establishment of a new ‘Sprint Team’, which will focus on accelerating the process of bringing certain lines to market.

The new staff will join the Berghaus team in the regional office, with facilities such as a sample and cutting room, and a performance and durability testing laboratory.

Kev McFadyen, Berghaus brand director, explained: “We’re determined to be at the forefront of where outdoor product innovation goes next and this investment demonstrates our commitment to the industry.

“We have a genuinely world-class base here in the North East and some incredibly talented people…Now we’re offering outstanding opportunities to other talented and motivated individuals – they have a chance to come and join an iconic brand, a growing business and a passionate team.”