Workwear Uniform Group Announced as Premier Sponsor for PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024

Workwear Uniform Group, a leader in sourcing, design, manufacture and distribution of professional clothing is proudly announced as the Premier Sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, hosted on 18-20 November 2024 at the purpose-built venue – The Vox, Birmingham, UK, conveniently situated in Resort World on the NEC campus.

The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards is organised by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®) and is an educational, networking event dedicated to the international supply chain for the uniform, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets.

As the Premier Sponsor of 2024, the Workwear Uniform Group is a perfect example of a leading professional clothing business that invests to future-proof its operations. £15 million is being invested into a state-of-the-art, AutoStore warehouse that leverages cutting-edge robotics and automation technologies to revolutionise the operational efficiency of its pick & pack system to give customers the next-day delivery capabilities of an e-commerce platform.

The Workwear Uniform Group’s (WWUGL) readiness to invest to transform its operations with the goals of doubling its turnover over the next five years and achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 makes the business an ideal Premier Sponsor for the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024, which focuses on innovation, education and networking in the uniform, workwear and PPE value chains.

WWUGL consolidated Direct Corporate Clothing (DCC) and Incorproatewear (ICW) under the umbrella of the Workwear Uniform Group in 2023, to create a £100m annual turnover business under one roof, that delivers technical workwear, PPE and bespoke corporate uniforms to large, multi-site organisations. The £15 million investment into the consolidation of the DCC and ICW brands means that three logistic sites totalling 180,000 ft2 have been brought into one, achieved in a 40 x 95m grid over three levels.

The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event in 2024, will host UK factory tours for the very first time, following the success of visiting the textile ecosystem of Portugal in 2023. WWUGL will open their doors to delegates of the PCIAW® event to showcase its high-tech pick and pack system, which will be followed by factories producing UK-made technical workwear and performance fabrics.

Sam Sohal, CEO, Workwear Uniform Group commented: “As a leading European professional clothing supplier, WWUG is proud to sponsor the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024, right here in Birmingham. I would like to invite delegates of the PCIAW® Factory Tours to visit our state-of-the-art facilities for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the next steps of our business, as we invest millions into our infrastructure to constantly improve the customer experience for our two brands, Direct Corporate Clothing and Incorporatewear, providing e-commerce levels of service to all of our customers in the uniform, workwear and PPE market.”

Sam Sohal, CEO of Workwear Uniform Group

Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW® said: “As the global trade association for the professional clothing supply chain, I am honoured to have the Workwear Uniform Group as the Premier Sponsor for 2024. I have watched as this business has grown and developed, and it is fitting that as PCIAW® hosts this year’s event in Birmingham for the very first time, that WWUGL plays a leading role in advocating for the progression within the professional clothing industry in the city that hosted the Commonwealth Games 2022, where the Incorporatewear brand designed the prestigious uniforms for the volunteer workforce.

Yvette Ashby, CEO & Founder of PCIAW®

The PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event takes place over three days from 18 – 20 November 2023.

  • 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 9:00am until 5pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00am until 1:00pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Awards begins with a champagne reception at 6:00pm followed by a three-course gala dinner. The PCIAW® Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm until 10:00pm, complete with an evening of networking and entertainment.

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