The Winners of the PCIAW® Awards 2021

The PCIAW® Awards 2021 (2-3 November) were a resounding success, with talent and ingenuity celebrated across every corner of the globe in the professional clothing industry.
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The Winners of the PCIAW® Awards 2021

The PCIAW® Awards 2021 (2-3 November) were a resounding success, with talent and ingenuity celebrated across every corner of the globe in the professional clothing industry.

The industry’s finest gathered at the prestigious Hilton London Metropole to applaud the creative individuals and businesses that are breaking boundaries across workwear, corporatewear and PPE.

Thank you for joining us at this truly unforgettable ceremony dedicated to honouring dynamism, success and innovation!

Here are the Winners and Highly Commended participants of the night:

PPE Innovation of the Year

Best PPE Innovation in Clothing

Highly Commended: Engel Workwear

Winner: Milliken & Company

Awarded for the Milliken Agilus® SP Protective Technology

Best Innovation in Footwear

Highly Commended: International Brands Group.

Awarded for the Ezeez Phoebe Product

Winner: V12 Footwear

Awarded for the V12 Defender STS Boot

Best PPE Accessory

Highly Commended: V12 Footwear

Awarded for the V12 MukGuard reusable overshoe

Winner: Meryl Medical

Awarded for the 100% Recyclable Flex Mask

Suppliers, Distributors, & Manufacturers

Services to the Pandemic

Highly Commended: Hunter Apparel Solutions Ltd.

Awarded for supplying over 55 million units of PPE 

Winner: Carrington Textiles

Awarded for supplying 10 million metres of fabric during the pandemic

Best Managed Major Contract

Highly Commended: Hunter Apparel Solutions Ltd.

Awarded for Hunter’s work with the UK Fire Service, Police Service, NHS and Ministry of Defence

Winner: Incorporatewear

Awarded for winning the contract to supply G4S UK and Europe

Best Managed Boutique Contract

Highly Commended: Bespoke Textiles

Awarded as designer and supplier of the Housekeepers to the British Royal Palaces

Highly Commended: DressBest Uniforms

Awarded for DressBest’s luxury, bespoke uniform solutions

Winner: Auckland War Memorial Museum

Awarded for Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum uniform

Best Design for Corporate Clothing

Highly Commended: Auckland War Memorial Museum

Winner: Gresham Blake Ltd.

Awarded for designing the Hard Rock Hotel London uniform

Best Design for Workwear/ PPE

Joint Winner: CORDURA® Brand

Awarded for the Supercharged CORDURA® Denim collection, in collaboration with Artistic Milliners

Joint Winner: PULSAR®

Awarded for the PULSAR Heathrow Collection

Best Fabric & Fibre Innovation

Highly Commended: Carrington Textiles

Awarded for Carrington Textiles’ Antiviral Finished Fabrics for Workwear

Joint Winner: DOMO Chemicals

Awarded for DOMO Performance Fibres 

Joint Winner: Daletec

Awarded for Daletec EXTREME X powered by CORDURA® Brand

Best Application of Innovative Technology

Highly Commended: 3DLOOK

Awarded for Uniform Pro by 3DLOOK

Winner: Sizer Technologies

Awarded for the Sizer digital body measuring platform

Best IT Innovation and Website

Joint Winner: Bodi.Me

Awarded for the Size.Me 2.0 fit technology solution 

Joint Winner: Evolve

Awarded for Evolve Trader

Best Catalogue

Highly Commended: Alsico

Awarded for Meltemi Healthcare & Workwear Brochure 2021

Winner: Gresham Blake Ltd.

Awarded for Gresham Blake’s Designer Clothing and Bespoke Tailoring Catalogue

Best Manufacturer/ Distributor

Highly Commended: V12 Footwear

Awarded for 35 years of service to the industry

Winner: Calvelex

Awarded for longstanding expertise in textile manufacturing

Manufacturing Closer to Home Award

Highly Commended: Seahawk Apparel

Awarded for the specialist manufacture of protective workwear in Fife, Scotland

Highly Commended: Wearwell UK Ltd

Awarded for the manufacture of protective and safety clothing in Tamworth, UK

Winner: Globus Group

Nominated by Direct Corporate Clothing

Industry Recognition Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

David Toon, Managing Director at Alsico Laucuba

Awarded for his outstanding expertise in manufacturing and product innovation over 40 years

Karen Burrows, Managing Director at Madeira UK

Awarded for her dedicated 30 years of contributions to Madeira UK and Europe

Phil Newman, CEO of Cobmex

Awarded for his remarkable success in the apparel industry over 40 years

Luís Guimarães, CEO of Polopique

Awarded for his sustainable leadership of Polopiqué Group

Best Newcomer Award

Highly Commended: Bodi.Me

Awarded for the outstanding Bodi.Me sizing platform

Winner: Greg Houlston, General Manager of Meltemi, Alsico 

Awarded as General Manager of Meltemi, Alsico Laucuba Ltd.

Key Worker Award

Winner: Tina Butler M.B.E, Commercial and Procurement at Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Awarded for her exceptional leadership of the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme at the height of the pandemic

Sustainability Award

Highly Commended: Project Plan B

Awarded for an extraordinary commitment to sustainable innovation

Winner: Madeira UK

Awarded for Madeira’s dedicated approach to sustainability

Sustainability in Corporatewear

Winner: Tailored Image

Special recognition for their commitment to sustainability in corporate clothing

Woman of the Year

Winner: Samantha Fernando

Awarded for her extraordinary accomplishments during the pandemic 


Winner: Jasmine Young, Bedford College, UK

Awarded for her Aerospace Engineer design

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Thank you to everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Our fantastic photography is courtesy of Harrison Saunders, Photoface.

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