Uniform and workwear specialist looks to double sales
A uniform and workwear specialist based in Telford has announced a major investment programme as it looks to double sales within the next five years.
MyWorkwear, which had turnover of more than £1m last year, employs around 20 people and specialises in the embroidery and print of workwear, PPE, uniforms and other clothing.
It said the £35,000 investment will help it to expand production capacity by around 40%, in order to reach the five year sales target.
The investment will focus on increased staffing, equipment, technology and marketing. The company has already invested substantially in machinery with the purchase of a number of additional embroidery and print machines.
It is also updating its computer and telephone systems and a number of additional staff are being recruited.
Managing director James Worthington said: “We recognise that we need to keep investing in our business in order to meet the challenges of today’s business world, even more so after the year we have all faced in 2020.
“When my father founded the firm 44 years ago in the town, he started with a handful of colleagues producing coveralls for Halfords. Things have most definitely moved on since then, with us now offering over 6000 different products, but we still continue to focus on the same quality and customer service. We hope this new investment will help to continue this expansion.
“Understandably we are thrilled about the changes and look forward to 2021 with great anticipation.
“We are continually looking at ways we can support business in Shropshire and the local community, especially in these current difficult times. It is an exciting time for our business but we hope the investment and new jobs will make a difference to the wider local community as well.”