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PCIAW Uniform Buyers' Network Match Making Service

The PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network has been developed by the buyers, for the buyers and run by the buyers.

The UBN has been specifically designed to help facilitate peer-to-peer discussion in uniform sourcing and tendering.

The PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network has now officially launched the Match Making Service.

Join as a member today for FREE and exclusively access the PCIAW® team who will personally pair you with reliable trusted suppliers of workwear, corporatewear, personal protective equipment (PPE) and accessories, based on your bespoke procurement criteria.

PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network are partnered with Business in the Community (BITC) to drive forward sustainable clothing procurement policies within the professional clothing industry.

Peter Belk, Director, Business in the Community comments: “The match making platform is the ideal place to trial and implement the Sustainable Procurement Principles developed by BITC and PCIAW® in consultation with buyers and suppliers from across the sector.”

One of the core benefits to this new initiative will see financial and business evaluation specialists Plimsoll Published Ltd providing financial and market data reports on suppliers before they are matched to buyers. This will save time for buyers researching the market for compatible business partners and aims to help forge trust and transparency quickly between both parties.

As part of our drive to give back to the buyers, we are also offering every buyer who uploads their tender to pciaw.org a free copy of the first ever, beautifully illustrated, 104 page Buyers’ Guide, written in collaboration with Charles Conway.

Charles has had over thirty years’ experience working with some of the most experienced buyers within our industry. The Buyers’ Guide is designed to offer easy-to-use, practical solutions to difficulties in the tender process for both buyers and suppliers.
Buyers Guide
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The PCIAW Uniform Buyers’ Network Directors

Directors of The Uniform Buyers’ Network, all highly respected procurers across the private and public sector professional clothing markets, herald the arrival of this new initiative. They include Louise Johnson from the Natwest Group; Samantha Heilling from the Public Sector; Karen Sparrow from Virgin Galactic and Nisha Muire from Air Canada, as part of the Star Alliance Group.

Samantha Heilling

Public Sector
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...

Nisha Muire

Air Canada
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...

Louise Johnson

Louise Johnson, also winner of industry awards is the Uniform Manager for RBS where she has worked for over three decades and manages 10 brands of uniform across the RBS business...

Karen Sparrow

Virgin Galactic
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...

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