Skechers has moved to bigger offices for its British subsidiary, as it continues to expand across Europe. It moved from Potters Bar, north of London, to a nearby facility of about 1,600 square meters in St Albans, with nine showrooms and plenty of multi-media technology. Rapid growth in the U.K. and other countries motivated the expansion of the group's European warehouse in Belgium and the renovation of showrooms in several markets. David Weinberg, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, told Footwear News that Skechers U.K. sales were up by nearly 30 percent last year. Peter Youell, managing director for Skechers, added that there should be 50 Skechers stores in the U.K. and Ireland by the end of the year, up from the current number of 43. Skechers is also redesigning its Austrian and Italian showrooms.