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Amazon opens new UK head office

Friday 4th August 2017

Amazon this week opened the doors to its new UK head office in Shoreditch, London (the office is 15 storeys and 600,000 sq. ft.).  

In line with Amazon’s UK ambitions, the new office will increase their capacity from 450 to 900 high tech staff, as well as many other roles. We visited the new office to meet the new UK Outdoor team, who are looking to expand Amazon’s scope within the industry.  

Sam Martin (Senior Vendor Manager, Outdoor) leads Amazon’s UK Outdoor business, which is divided into Hardlines, Apparel, and Wheeled. It’s amazing to think that Amazon is now the UK’s 5th largest Outdoor Retailer, according to Kantar’s 2016 survey. 

Sam comments: “Hello OIA Members, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to introduce myself and the new team. I’m a passionate triathlete and cyclist (just not a very good one!), so joining the Outdoor business here at Amazon fulfils a long term goal of mine to work in the industry.  

I love working at Amazon because we believe in four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. If these sound like values that your business also believes in, and you haven’t yet considered Amazon as your retail partner, then I’d be very happy to answer any questions you have. Please do get in touch.”