John Miln, Chairman of PCIAW® (Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide), received a lifetime achievement award at the 2023 PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, held at the Alfandega Congress Centre in the iconic city of Porto Portugal on the 9th of November 2023.
John’s exemplary leadership and tireless advocacy have made an immeasurable difference in our industry over the decades. His integrity and passion at the head of PCIAW® have inspired our company through challenges and triumphs, and John’s practical mindset has been a boon to the running of the association. He has been a mentor, guide, and friend as he advanced and cared for our interests with a clear vision for the future of our industry.
In a surprise announcement at the end of the Awards evening, Nisha Muire, Uniform Program Manager at Air Canada called the PCIAW® board directors onto the stage to present the lifetime achievement award. John, entirely unaware of his nomination, was pleasantly surprised when his colleagues and friends all turned to him to offer the award for his service to the company over the past 6 years, finishing with a heartfelt speech given by Yvette Ashby, CEO of PCIAW®. The association is proud of John’s accomplishments and wishes him the best as he goes into his retirement at the end of 2023.
The PCIAW® is proud to celebrate and reward the individuals and companies demonstrating innovation and creativity to deliver value in the professional clothing industry through the globally esteemed PCIAW® Industry Awards. The 2023 event was a resounding success for networking and professional development in professional clothing, and the association aims to welcome the network back to London in 2024.