ITE Group, the owner of trade shows Moda, Pure London, Scoop and Jacket Required, is closing Moda’s Huddersfield office, leading to several redundancies, Drapers understands.
ITE is thought to be consolidating its offices and teams following the purchase of Pure London earlier this year.
Drapers understands that Birmingham show Moda will now be run from Pure’s office in London. Sources close to the situation indicated that several redundancies have taken place as a result.
ITE Group declined to comment on the office closure or redundancies but said in a statement: “Essentially there is no change and it is business as usual for Pure, Moda, Jacket Required and Scoop. As owners of both Pure and Moda, we are able to appeal to a wide-ranging customer base across the whole fashion industry. The two events are complementary as they have different audiences, profiles and areas of strength that we are looking to build upon.”
ITE Group completed its £300m purchase of Ascential’s exhibition division, which operates Pure London, and Spring and Autumn Fair on 17 July.
Since then changes have been announced across the group’s trade shows.
The menswear section of Moda is moving to Pure London for its February edition.
Meanwhile, childrenswear exhibition Bubble, which was cancelled by owner ITE in April, will relaunch at Pure London in February, merging with Pure’s own kidswear section, which was introduced in July.