AN online retailer has moved a step closer to moving on to a new business park in Burnley.

The steel frame for the new 10,000 sq ft base for Thingimijigs Ltd was lifted in to place last week on the Empire Business Park, off Liverpool Road.

The online retailer sells 2,500 lines of children’s gifts and accessories both nationwide and globally to countries including USA, Australia, France, Germany and Israel.

The business has grown from working at a kitchen table with a £200 order book to a new HQ and a £1.3million turnover over the last 10 years.

Rachael White, managing director, said: “We chose Empire Business Park as we were pleased with the buildings and the willingness of Barnfield Construction to work with us and help us design a unit appropriate for our needs.

“Over the last five years we have found Barnfield to be a natural partner to help our expansion plans.”