Developed by the buyers, for the buyers and run by the buyers.
The Uniform Buyers’ Network is a dedicated education and networking event for procurers of professional clothing, including uniforms, corporatewear, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Founding the Uniform Buyers’ Network are highly experienced buyers from the professional clothing industry, including Louise Johnson, NatWest Group, Karen Sparrow, Virgin Galactic, Nisha Muire, Air Canada and Samantha Heilling, Government Commercial Function. The Founding Uniform Buyers’ Network Associates sought to create a platform for education and support for buyers of corporatewear, workwear and PPE to help overcome shared industry challenges.
The Uniform Buyers' Network provides information and guidance on uniform to a variety of industries, including:
UBN Founding Members
Nisha has over twenty years’ experience in Digital Media, professional web content creation, SEO, online marketing, PR and advertising, brand promotion, fashion merchandising and retailing.
Karen is qualified in Leadership and Business Management – A member of the Chartered Management Institute and award winning individual in professional clothing for Business Management and Sustainability.
Government Commercial Function
Samantha Heilling, winner of several industry awards for her work to introduce and embed a new uniform in UK Border Force, with no previous experience in the industry – now champions the Industry, and the buyers.
Louise Johnson, also winner of industry awards is the Uniform Manager for NatWest Group where she has worked for over three decades and manages 10 brands of uniform across the NatWest Group.
Uniform Buyers’ Network Events
Buying Uniforms in the Age of Net Zero
Hosted by Karen Sparrow of Virgin Galactic, the Uniform Buyers’ Network event is designed with education and networking in mind. The closed-shop gathering will inspire new ways of thinking on the journey to net zero with a collection of partners around the world.
Essential Buyers reading
PCIAWM® have developed a series of publications specifically for industry buyers that you can buy or download.