Major Network Rail contract secured for workwear firm

An Oldbury firm has secured a major four-year contract to provide a full range of protective workwear and footwear for Network Rail.

Direct Corporate Clothing has won a multi-million-pound tender to supply a full range of waterproof foul-weather garments, flame-retardant and arc-protection clothing, high-viz polycotton T-shirts, vests, trousers and footwear.

The firm’s portfolio currently includes a maternity range, but it also discussing with staff the comfort and wearability of products for those going through the menopause, stoma wearers or anyone who has a medical condition which requires them to inject.

A hijab is also being trialed to be added to the range with Network Rail at Birmingham New Street station.

Rebecca Jones, managing director of Direct Corporate Clothing said: “This is an important and significant contract win, highlighting our position as a leading supplier and top-to-toe solutions provider in the market.

“It was an in-depth tender process with extensive wearer trials and to secure this contract is a
fantastic achievement. Throughout the onboarding process we have developed an excellent
partnership with Network Rail and look forward to working closely with them to develop and deliver key innovations around inclusivity and sustainability.”

Direct Corporate Clothing is also working with Network Rail to create an online ordering portal providing easy to navigate product pages for more than 80 different styles and are already developing a range of inclusive PPE items for colleagues.