PCIAW® Awards 2024: Application Portal Opens with a New Focus

The PCIAW® Awards portal is now open for applications with a new focus on collaboration, encouraging suppliers to apply together with their end-user buyers or key technology partners.

The deadline for entries is the 9th September 2024.

On 18-20th November 2024, the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards will be hosted at the purpose-built venue – The Vox, Birmingham, UK, conveniently situated in Resort World on the NEC campus, offering targeted networking opportunities with industry peers.

Workwear Uniform Group is the Premier Sponsor and The LYCRA Company is the Key Sponsor for 2024.

The PCIAW® Awards is the must-attend, global networking event, which celebrates innovation in uniform, workwear and PPE products, alongside the materials and components that comprise them.

The ceremony crowns businesses as global leaders alongside their customers, with winning entries and their partners receiving the world-renowned trophies to independently determine their innovation and designs as world-class.

PCIAW® Awards 2024 is featuring 4 different categories with a total of 30 awards to compete for in this global ceremony that recognises innovation, iconic design, functional performance and best managed contacts.

PCIAW® Professional Clothing Design Awards celebrates uniforms that seamlessly merge brand identity with fashionable style and superior functionality, meeting the specific needs of the job role.

PCIAW® PPE Innovation Awards acclaims solutions that raise the bar for safeguarding people at work, whilst prioritising functionality, durability and comfort with a modern design.

PCIAW® Manufacturers Awards recognises innovation that takes place behind the scenes to make garments function, bringing to market new sustainable solutions, materials and methods of production that result in better quality products.

PCIAW® Suppliers & Distributors Awards commends well-managed professional clothing contracts, delivering on the needs and wants of customers, and value-adding technical services that help achieve improved outcomes.

The Workwear Uniform Group (WWUG) is the Premier Sponsor for 2024. As a leading European supplier of professional clothing, including the Direct Corporate Clothing (DCC) and Incorporatewear (ICW) brands, WWUG invested £15 million into a state-of-the-art, AutoStore warehouse leveraging cutting-edge robotics and automation technologies to achieve a best-in-class delivery capabilities with the aim to double its turnover in 5 years.

The LYCRA Company is the Key Sponsor for 2024 and exemplifies true textile innovation based on need in the professional clothing industry – considering durability, comfort, sustainability, and inclusivity. The LYCRA Company has pioneered innovations in spandex, polyester, nylon and other related technologies to elevate the wearing experience and are now turning to the professional clothing industry, where they are delivering recycled materials into its functional comfort fibres for unparalleled performance.

Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW® said: “The speed and scope of innovation in the professional clothing industry is incredible. I am proud to see that innovation is moving towards a circular future and in one that everybody can have clothes that are designed for them, whether that be gender, religion or medical need. The PCIAW® Awards gets more competitive every year it has truly become a global competition with best-in-class designs and innovation.”

The PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event takes place over three days from 18 – 20 November 2024.

  • 18 November – PCIAW® Factory Tours showcases UK-made professional clothing, textile processing and state-of-the-art automated warehousing.
  • 19 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Awards begins with a champagne reception at 6:00 pm followed by a three-course gala dinner. The PCIAW® Awards ceremony begins at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm, complete with an evening of networking and entertainment.

Buy tickets to the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024 today.

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