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ASOS Boss To Tell Firm's Story

Thursday August 22 2013

Nick Robertson Nick Robertson

THE head of ASOS will tell the story of the firm at a Barnsley conference which hopes to inspire local businesses.

Nick Robertson OBE, co-founder and chief executive of ASOS, will head the line-up of high-profile speakers at the Connected Business conference on September 20 at The Civic, which has been funded by Enterprising Barnsley.

Nick will tell the company's story from its set-up in 2000 to its status today as the world’s most visited fashion website, worth £4billion on the London Stock Exchange.

The online company now has customers across three continents and its huge 530,000 square foot distribution hub in Barnsley is key to its global operations.

Nick’s presentation will form part of a free digital event, open to all Barnsley-based companies who want to learn more about how to utilise online tools and resources to benefit their own businesses.

Tracey Johnson, Enterprising Barnsley's sector specialist for creative and digital industries, said: "We're delighted to have speakers of such high calibre sharing their stories and experiences at the event.

"Every business needs to consider how to take best advantage of digital resources to secure future success and growth in the digital economy."

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Reply Posted by Alex on Thursday August 22 2013 at 13:38
Shame he's not going to work there. He might have something else to say, when he finds the high turnover of staff.

Just another hire and fire company.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Thursday August 22 2013 at 14:12
Not Just another Hire and Fire company, THE NUMBER ONE HIRE AND FIRE COMPANY IN BARNSLEY!

A company that has one of the highest turnovers of staff in WESTERN EUROPE!

A company that makes MILLIONS out of the MISERY of its "employees" , the majority of which are employed by agencies on Zero Hours contracts and who hire and fire at will if the face doesn't fit.

A company that openly DISCRIMINATES against UK people

A company that is ISTITUTIONALLY RACIST to UK People.

Reply Posted by mae brussel on Thursday August 22 2013 at 20:21
Thats a fact.
Its no good talking about your business whe you dont know how its run because as they say in england.
One hand doesnt know what the other is doing.
I suggest without fear of retribution this man should adk his workforce what think.
I dont think he would be surprised

Reply Posted by flapper on Sunday August 25 2013 at 10:32
Spout shut di oil up tha knows nowt a bart nowt

Reply Posted by blueber on Friday August 23 2013 at 09:27
What a brass neck he must have

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Friday August 23 2013 at 20:53
All this man will do is inspire other business's in and around Barnsley ,to abuse and pay little as possible to his workers while getting government grants to do so.

Reply Posted by Jase on Sunday August 25 2013 at 09:46
End of the day he is in business to make money which is want he is doing
He is not breaking any laws doing this
We need to look at why we have these crap employment laws I put the whole blame on this on both the conservative & labour governments over the pass 30 years

Reply Posted by Glen Martin on Sunday August 25 2013 at 12:04

Reply Posted by Bert on Sunday August 25 2013 at 12:24
I was not that lucky, had an interview and was told that I was over qualified and should never hope to make any progress at this company so dont bother applying again, thanks goodbye.

Reply Posted by mae brussel on Monday August 26 2013 at 00:51
Bert im sure thats a complete fantasy in your own mind.
pretty sure theres help you can get just pop along to the doctors.
And anyone who is trying to get a job thats out of work try. berts method.
Im over qualified for this job.....my arse

Reply Posted by Stevo on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 20:26
Bert didn't get the job because he wasn't Eastern European more like.

Tis Asos policy, dony ya know?

Asos policy also actively discriminates against the long tern unemployed as the will NOT hire anyone via Agency who has been unemployed for over a year.

Tis true my pedigree chum.

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 11:01
i agree with you stevo. i tried to get a job and because i've been unemployed for more than a year it was thanks but no thanks.

Reply Posted by suzy on Monday August 26 2013 at 20:06
None of your posts make any sense.

Reply Posted by mae brussel on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 00:14
Suzy read the posts you may get the point.
But to be honest ." i doubt it"

Reply Posted by suzy on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 09:37
Iv read them. You type sarcastic,rude drivel 98% of the time. Who are you to say Bert's lying? You know not much about anything,but you,for some reason think you do.

Reply Posted by steve on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 20:51
Worked there twice. My hours dropped to 10-20pw couldnt afford to work and wasnt aloud to quit either. JC said if i walk from a job no benefits for 6 months