Ruth Mitchell

Member Article

Workwear firm gets ready to grow

A WORKWEAR supplier – which enjoyed a turnover of £3.5m last year – is on target to continue its drive for expansion and hunt for new contracts.

Workwear Express, based in Durham, was set up 20 years ago when managing director Andrew Ward, aged just 17 at the time, bought a van and travelled all over the UK selling workwear and leisurewear.

Today the company has a portfolio of heavyweight clients, including Mitie, The X Factor, LG Electronics, ITV, Nissan, Budwiser and Tesco.

The firm has now invested in new machinery to keep ahead of the competition with two new eight head embroidery machines added to the current fleet of over sixty and they aim to have over one hundred by this time next year.

The group also recently purchased the adjoining premises, which increases floor space to over 20,000 sq ft.

The extra space will enable it to increase production and warehouse space as it continues to grow throughout 2011.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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