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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]César Araújo
Board Director, PCIAW
Founder, Calvelex
President, ANIVEC

Having more than 30 years of experience in the textile and clothing industry. César, descendent of a tailoring family, founded Calvelex in 1985 with only 20 employees, growing from a small[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]family business to one of the biggest clothing companies in Portugal, with offices in London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Dalian (China) and clients from all over the world.

ANIVEC represents the clothing and fashion industry from Portugal, gathering more than 6000 national companies, which are responsible for more than 3.2 billion euros in exports.
John Miln[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]PCIAW proudly welcomes César as a non-executive member of the first UK and worldwide sector-specific trade body, his experience will be invaluable to the board.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]John Miln

John Miln,
Chair, PCIAW

Renowned industry leader and former CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), and PCIAW Chair, John Miln brings a wealth of experience as well as expertise in the UK and international textiles and apparel business.

PCIAW is the first international sector-specific trade body that encompasses the entire supply[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]chain: an organisation run by members for its members.

Already some of the biggest names in the industry have secured their membership – I would like to invite you to join your fellow leaders and become a member of the first UK and worldwide sector-specific trade body.

The benefit of collective knowledge and the opportunity to be a part of the voice of our industry needs to be part of your 2019 agenda.
There has never been a more vital time to[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]establish a cohesive voice for our rapidlygrowing industry.

“As Chair of the PCIAW, I am delighted to help shape the future of the industry for our members and drive its development; I am looking forward to representing their views and tackling the issues most important to the sustainability and development of their organisations and the professionals within them.
Adam Mansell[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Adam Mansell

Adam Mansell, CEO of UK Fashion & Textile Association, has been appointed to the new Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board, which will aim to increase creative industries’ exports by 50% by 2023.
The board has been created to help the UK’s £92bn creative industries seize international
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]trading opportunities and target inward investment from abroad.
Creative Industries Minister Margot James has confirmed an additional cash boost of £1m to promote the ‘best of British’ creativity overseas, taking the total to £5m.
Mansell added: “UK fashion and textiles are revered the world over and it is great to be part of this initiative to spread the message further than ever before.”
Mansell said the new board will allow UKFT to extend its export support for fashion and
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textiles companies even further.The new board was a landmark part of the Industry Strategy Sector Deal agreed between government and industry under the leadership of the Creative Industries Council. The Creative Industries was one of the early sectors to strike a sector deal. It will develop and oversee delivery of an export strategy and explore, support and advise on high-value opportunities for Inward Investment and Foreign Direct Investment

Chris Murray[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Chris Murray, CBE
Vice President,
Agility Logistics

Chris Murray is the Vice President of Agility’s Defence & Government Services in Europe. Chris joined Agility in 2010 and is primarily responsible for the development of Defence and Government contract opportunities and new strategic partnerships in the UK and Europe.
During his tenure, Chris has secured significant contract wins with the UK MoD in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cyprus, South Sudan and the UK. Agility played a key role in the strategic redeployment from Afghanistan by disposing of a vast range and volume of equipment that Defence did not wish to recover to the UK. Agility execute a number of key services for the MoD
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]including operational disposal activity, cargo aircraft chartering, the sale of surplus aviation spares, the movement of armoured vehicles in Europe, providing a Global Removal Service for Household Goods and the delivery of military equipment to challenging destinations.
Before joining Agility, Chris enjoyed 36 years of service in the British Army. In his final appointment in the Army, as a Brigadier, he was privileged to be the Director of the Royal Logistic Corps, the Army’s ‘cap badge’ champion for all of the British Army’s 16,000 Regular and 6000 Reserve logisticians. Previous senior appointments included closing
the UK’s Campaign in Bosnia as the last Commander British Forces and commanding 143 (West Midland) Brigade. Prior to that, he was Director of the Defence Storage and Distribution Centre Bicester and was faced

Samantha Heilling[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]with having to outload the Depot for Gulf War 2. In a previous appointment, he was the Commander Royal Logistic Corps Territorial Army.
Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of
Carmen and is proud to continue to serve as Colonel Commandant of the RLC. Chris was appointed as Commander of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2002 for being a thoroughly nice bloke. His interests include keeping his wife in a style
to which she has sadly become accustomed, spoiling a granddaughter, and skiing. Chris owns a set of golf clubs.

Click Here to download Chris Murray’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Samantha Heilling,
Home Office

Samantha Heilling had never even considered the role uniforms play in her business, let alone that there was a professional clothing industry, until she was
asked to introduce a new uniform for UK Border Force. And after a rollercoaster 12 months she rolled out a brand new uniform to 11,000 staff
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]across the UK and beyond. The uniform was commended as a totemic change for good by her Director General, and has a strong impact on staff morale. The design and rollout was shortlisted for an equality and diversity award, an excellence award and won three awards at the 2014 Professional Clothing awards including Business Buyer of the Year and highly commended in 2016.
Her passion for the industry remains and she aims to demystify the tender process for

Louise Johnson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Home Office

buyers and suppliers and to raise the profile of the professional workwear industry with buyers.
Her day job is in the public sector, contributing to project and policies which contribute to community safety and prosperity and her
background is in Programme Management and Leadership.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Louise Johnson,

Louise Johnson is the Uniform Manager for RBS where she has worked for 32 years. RBS Group covers[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]three main brands; Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Ulster Bank, but also includes numerous smaller brands that branch off from the main groups. Louise currently manages 10 brands of uniform across the RBS business and has been in role for 19
Charlotte Jay[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]years. Louise was nominated for ’Woman of the Year 2018’ in that year’s Professional Clothing awards.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Charlotte Jay,
PCIAW & Cherry Pigeon

Charlotte Jay is known for her solution-focused[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]approach, creativity and ability to build and manage strong cross-sector relationships. She is a flexible and dynamic expert in the corporate clothing industry with over 25 years’ experience in the world of textiles, predominantly the bespoke
Cyndi Rhoades[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]corporate clothing sector, engaging with every level of stakeholder from wearer through to senior board level.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Cyndi Rhoades,
Founder, CEO,
Worn Again Technologies

Cyndi founded Worn Again Technologies, originally called Worn Again, back in 2005 with a determination to make a difference and a business out of solving the challenge of textile waste from its early beginnings[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]in upcycling to its current transformation polymer recycling technology.
Paving the way in this unchartered territory, Cyndi is a recognised thought (and ‘do’) leader and an advocate for polymer recycling technology as an enabler for a circular textiles industry. She is a regular speaker on circularity and innovation and is an award winning entrepreneur, having been selected as a Courvoisier Future 500

Alan Murray[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Ambassador, a Force for Good Pioneer by Tomorrow’s Company and an Enterprise UK Ambassador. Cyndi is an early pioneer of the sustainable fashion movement and a co-founder of the RE:Fashion Awards, the world’s first Sustainable Fashion Awards in London.

Click Here to download Cyndi Rhoades’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Alan Murray,
CEO, British Safety Industry Federation

Alan Murray has been in the Safety and Health Industry since the 1980’s – He has led the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) as Chief Executive since the start of 2014. The BSIF is dedicated to supporting those who keep people safe and healthy at work and passionate that Safety and Health in[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

the UK is appreciated as the force for good that it is. BSIF administers the Registered Safety Suppliers Scheme ensuring quality products are available to users through a capable supply chain. BSIF also manages the Fit2Fit Respiratory Protection Face Fitting Accreditation programme. The BSIF is the recognised Trade Body for the UK Safety and Health market and our members include manufacturers and distributors of Personal Protective Equipment as well as specialist service providers to the Safety and Health market.

Richard Collin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Over the last 2 years BSIF has been guiding the market on the transition to the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and advising on the impacts of Brexit.
In 2019 Alan Murray becomes President of the European Safety Federation, the grouping of national bodies whose work is focused on lobbying and advising within the organisation of the EU.

Click Here to download Alan Murray’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Richard Collin, Head of European and National Policy, BSI

Richard Collin is Head of European and National Policy at the British Standards Institution and has 30 years’ experience in quality infrastructure.
After qualifying as a Trading Standards Officer, he worked for UK local authorities for 9 years in the fields of market surveillance, consumer
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protection and legal metrology. He was then resident advisor to the Hungarian government on behalf of the UK Department of Trade and Industry (now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) for two twinning projects on market surveillance between 2000 and 2003.

Since May 2010, Richard has been working in BSI. Since July 2016, he has been BSI’s Head of European and National Policy. He is responsible for BSI’s National Standards

Nathan Shipley[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Body governance and compliance framework and for engagement with regulatory policy in Europe. He is also responsible for BSI’s Consumer and Public Interest Network, which enables the representation of consumers and public interest groups in BSI’s standards committees. In addition to these roles, he is BSI Standards lead for Brexit.

Click Here to download Richard Collin’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Nathan Shipley, PPE Group Certification Manager, BSI

Nathan Shipley has worked at BSI for 23 years in all areas of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) approvals[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]from product testing to product certification. Nathan is now the PPE Group Certification Manager and manages the BSI PPE certification team which has seen massive changes over the last couple of years with the introduction of the PPE Regulation and of course Brexit. Nathan has sat on a number of committees relating to PPE
Leanne Howard[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]certification and standards including heading up the team that wrote the PAS 015:2011 standard for equestrian helmets, he is also the vice chair of the BSIF Test and Certification committee.

Click Here to download Nathan Shipley’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Leanne HowardGerber Technology

Leanne has over 10 years’ experience working in the apparel and retail sector. Leanne’s experience spans the full supply chain from[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]suppliers through to brands, retailers and manufacturers. Currently working for Gerber Technology Leanne help’s apparel organisations to implement industry leading software and
hardware solutions across design, development and production.

Given her experience across various apparel industries including workwear
Steve Zalkin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Leanne has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by organisations today including quality and fit, speed to market and cost control.

Click Here to download Leanne Howard’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Steve Zalkin,

Steve Zalkin, President of the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors has had a passion for the uniform industry his entire professional career. After receiving his Master of Science in Finance in 1985 he started in the[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

uniform industry with a local Omaha distributor. In 1987 he opened Alamar Uniforms on his own and over the next 30 years continued to grow the
company into stores in three states. In 2016 he sold the company and embarked on chapter two with the NAUMD. Steve had always been active
with the organization including chairing the Board from 2010 – 2012. Upon selling his company Steve was approached by the NAUMD Board to
fill a leadership role and the rest is history.

Karen Sparrow[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Steve is that person that instead of going for a nice drive is more likely to go for a nice long run. He has completed 13 marathons and numerous half marathons in his running career which he considers his “head” time.
Steve tackles everything with an “it is what it is attitude, but it will become what you make it mentality”.

Click Here to download Steve Zalkin’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Karen Sparrow,
Spaceline Apparel Manager, Virgin Galactic

Having being part of the professional clothing industry for almost 24 years, Karen is proud to have worked on some amazing projects starting with Virgin Atlantic developing the renowned Red uniforms as well as consulting with other companies within the Virgin group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Karen spent two years with Wensum which gave her a great insight to the supply element of corporate apparel. She returned to Virgin Atlantic to refresh the look of the John Rocha uniform and recreate an in-house Virgin team.
In 2009 she became Chartered Manager and was proudly awarded the first ever Business Manager of the Year award by PCA. Karen was soon after invited to lead the development of the London 2012 uniforms for over 80,000 wearers, all except the athletes themselves. Unfortunately six months prior to launch she resigned after being diagnosed with cancer…

Lee Wilson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]but it didn’t stop her there! Karen’s career picked up again last year, back with Virgin and very excited to be Spaceline Apparel Manager
for Virgin Galactic creating garments and accessories for Astronauts, Pilots and Crew with our exclusive partner, Under Armour.

Karen is very excited to give you more of an insight soon!

Click Here to download Karen Sparrow’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Lee Wilson,
Lasts Fitting and Comfort specialist, SATRA

Lee joined SATRA in 2003 and was primarily responsible for the testing of footwear[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]upper materials to retail specifications and SATRA guidelines. In 2008, he started to specialise in lasts, fitting and comfort and eventually took charge of
the fitting services that SATRA offers, including children’s footwear and associated discussion groups to help educate parents and children about the

Hannes Priem[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]importance of foot health and footwear fit.

More recently, Lee has been involved in numerous projects with leading international brands to help improve the wear
performance and comfort of footwear.

Click Here to download Lee Wilson’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Hannes Priem,
Product Development Manager Sioen

As Product Development Manager for Sioen for[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]the past 11 years and based at Sioen’s creativity centre in Ardooie, Hannes is at the forefront of new developments and technologies in this most complex of garment requirements. For over 30 years Hannes has also been involved in the development and manufacture of clothing
Dan Murray[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]for well-known brands such as Ben Sherman and French Connection so brings a unique blend of style to protection for
professional clothing.

Click Here to download Hannes Priem’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Dan Murray,
Commercial Director, SEDEX

Dan joined Sedex in 2014 and is responsible for the Contact Centre, New Business and Account Management Teams for Europe, North America, South Africa and[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Australia. He spent the previous 15 years in international business development and account management roles, most recently as Business Development Director at MWUK. He is passionate about putting the customer at the centre of the sales process and works constantly to ensure that Sedex membership is relevant and adds value.

A graduate of Leicster University, he has a BA in History and Geography. Jonathon

Adam Mansell[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]In his spare time, Dan’s priority is spending time with his family – and with two active boys, this keeps him pretty busy – but occasionaally
he will indulge in his passion of watching rugby and opening a good bottle of red wine.

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Senior Analyst/

Jonathon has long advocated using Plimsoll in business and serves on the board of Plimsoll Publishing. Buyers need to quickly and accurately assess
the financial strength of suppliers. Strongly supported Heathrow expansion and travelled with the Prime Minister on trade missions.
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An international speaker on British business opportunities, including the USA and China.

The Institute of Directors panellist for post Brexit opportunities, sponsored by American Express. Voted in top ten influential regional business leaders and an Export Champion for British business. Well known for establishing the UK’s first home-grown tea company and supporting the GREAT campaign.

Plimsoll analysis was used heavily when researching and establishing the UK’s first English tea Gardens and factory at

Marie Leck[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tregothnan. A Nuffield scholar and chairs an Agri-Food Council.

The practical and impartial Plimsoll Line is used by the most successful businesses to identify opportunities. Powerful analysis will be shared with PCIAW from Plimsoll, the world leader in business intelligence.

Click Here to download Jonathan Jones’s presentation file[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Marie Leck,
Senior Couturier
Vivienne Westwood

Marie Leck is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the luxury goods. Skilled in sales, organisation, Trend Analysis, Microsoft[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Word, Fashion Illustration, Industrial Sewing, and fashion gps. Ability to use Adobe Design Programs. Ok Strong professional with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) focused in Fashion/Apparel Design with Marketing from American Intercontinental University London.

Marie organises and follows the production of Couture garments for private and VIP Clients; manages the[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]schedule of the atelier; creates Design Proposals; develops made-to-measure garments and accessories from the
initial toile fitting through to the finished product; sources and works with highend, luxurious