Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter Esq, M.B.E.

We spoke with Simon Hunter Esq, M.B.E. CEO of Hunter Apparel Solutions Limited (Hunter). Simon has been a Director of Hunter since 2011. He is an Accountancy with Honours Graduate of the University of Ulster, a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He has almost 20 years of experience as a…

Bernard Birt Tailored Image

Bernard Birt

Bernard Birt is a Member of the Institute of Clothing & Footwear (ACFI). His early career (13 years) was with Desmond & Sons (Major supplier to M&S) where he served as General Manager working in both local and offshore manufacturing locations. He is a founder shareholder of Tailored Image and has led the company’s strategic…

Ben Turner V12

Ben Turner

Ben Turner is a Director and Co-founder of V12 Footwear. Ben is passionate about improving foot comfort for the worker and has applied over 35 years of his experience in all aspects of footwear and foot health.  The implications of COVID-19 are, and will be, far reaching for this sector in the widest sense. What…

Mark Johnstone

Mark Johnstone

Mark Johnstone joined JSP Group in 1999 and became Chief Executive in 2006. JSP is Europe’s leading manufacturer of “above-neck” PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and TM (Traffic Management) products. The implications of COVID-19 are, and will be, far reaching for this sector in the widest sense. What do you think will happen over the next…

Hayley Brooks

Hayley Brooks

Hayley Brooks is the Managing Director of Dimensions and is also member of the divisional executive group for Mi Hub, responsible for Global Supply Chain.  The implications of COVID-19 are, and will be, far reaching for this sector in its widest sense. What do you think will happen over the next 12 months? What major…

Air Canada

Air Canada

The implications of COVID-19 are, and will be, far reaching for this sector in the widest sense. What do you think will happen over the next 12 months? What major shifts/changes can we expect? The airline industry was particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as people chose not to fly or were prevented from…

Profile – W. L. Gore & Associates

W. L. Gore & Associates presents lightweight arc rated protective clothing for everyday wear. People who work either on or close to the live parts of electrical equipment face the risk of an electric arc incident. So far, protective gear that can eliminate this risk has needed at least two textile layers, making such garments anything but comfortable. W. L. Gore & Associates has now achieved a technological breakthrough.

Profile – Lenzing

At the end of 2019, the PCIAW® travelled to Salzburg, Austria, to visit Lenzing Fibres’ headquarters. Marvelled by the size of the plant, the PCIAW® were ushered out of the cold and into the world of Lenzing.