Tyne & Wear

County Durham clothing company deal to bring up to 200 jobs

Whitehouse Business Park in Peterlee Image copyright Google
Image caption The AMA Group is based at Whitehouse Business Park in Peterlee

Up to 200 jobs are to be created in County Durham after a clothing manufacturer signed a deal with a supermarket chain.

The AMA Group, at Whitehouse Business Park, Peterlee, has secured a contract with Tesco to produce clothing for their Florence and Fred (F&F) range.

The group said more than 150 people will be taken on over the next months to join the existing 25 machinists.

AMA managing director Julie Price, said it was a "big day" for the company.

A spokesman for F&F said the company was "really pleased" to be bringing back jobs to an area with such a strong textile manufacturing heritage.

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