MyWorkwear support Recycling Management with promotional tee’s

On Sunday, our friends at Recycling Management have sponsored a charity abseil. As well as sponsoring the event, members of the RM team and their families are taking part. Along with other supporters, they will be abseiling 200 feet down the Holiday Inn Express in Birmingham.

MyWorkwear have created some fabulous promotion t-shirts for the abseilers from RM to wear for the event. We support their head for heights!

Why are they sponsoring the event, and abseiling 200 feet?

The team from Recycling Management and other abseilers are supporting the charity Parkinson’s UK. By taking part in the challenge they will not only be raising much needed funds for the charity, but also awareness of the condition.

Parkinson’s UK are on a mission to change attitudes, offer support to those affected and find a cure.

They want to bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s.

Did you know?

  • Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
  • Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition.  This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.  People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.
  • In the West Midlands alone, there are over 12,000 people living with Parkinson’s.  They estimate that around 145,000 people in the UK have the condition. That’s around 1 in 350 adults in the UK. 

As well as physical symptoms, people with Parkinson’s are also affected by stigma

  • Many affected have been asked to leave shops, refused entry or thrown off public transport.
  • 1 in 4 people have had their Parkinson’s confused for drunkenness.
  • 1 in 10 have been laughed at due to their symptoms.  

There are too many cases where people are mistreated because of their Parkinson’s.

It’s not simply an ‘old person’s condition’.  You could be working with someone who is living with Parkinson’s and not even realise.  

Parkinson’s doesn’t discriminate – it can affect anyone at any time. If you’d like to find out more, please take a look at the Parkinson’s UK website.

If you did want to donate to Recycling Management’s just giving page, please click here.

Who are Recycling Management? 

A forward thinking, innovative total waste management company with over 50 years experience in servicing both large and small companies across the UK.

A family owned business, Recycling Management own’s their own fleet and recycling plant. They recycle over 1,000 tonnes of waste per week day and offer value and revenue to their client base.

If you are looking for a partner to dispose of your waste. Contact the team at Recycling Management and see how they can help you.

Who are MyWorkwear? 

Established in 1976 and based in Telford, MyWorkwear originally manufactured a combined golf bag and trolley, then cycle panniers. It was when one of their largest customers Halfords needed a coverall uniform for their new car centres that MyWorkwear began to produce and supply clothing.

In the early day’s MyWorkwear manufactured and supplied bespoke garments for the many Japanese companies investing in British factories, as the garments issued from Japan did not fit the British worker.

By the mid 90’s the way the world shopped was changing. MyWorkwear launched their first website. This is when they expanded into selling workwear and uniforms that had not been made in-house.

Fast forward to today. MyWorkwear continues to supply, manufacture and personalise uniform, workwear and clothing to individuals and businesses across the UK.

If keeping your office and factory staff smart, comfortable and safe is important to you. Contact the team at MyWorkwear and let’s see how we can achieve that for you.

Proud to be a sponsor at the In-Comm awards 2018

MyWorkwear are proud to be a category sponsor at the In-Comm awards 2018 which takes place on June 8th. The category that we are sponsoring is ‘Learner of the year, business support’. Below you can see the shortlist of nominees. We wish the nominees for every category at the awards the best of luck.

Who are In-Comm? 

Rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’. In-Comm is one of the UK’s leading providers of training and business services. They work across more than 10 sectors and with 250 different companies.

With state of the art facilities in Aldridge, Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. In-Comm have developed a simple, but effective approach to bridging the country’s skills gap.  With a focus on building strong relationships with employers. Doing so ensures employers get access to programmes that deliver them the right type of learner, the right upskilling opportunities and the specialist assistance they need to improve quality or business systems.

Whether you are looking to become an apprentice, or manage a business looking to take on apprentices. Contact the team at In-Comm and they can offer helpful and practical advice.

Who are MyWorkwear? 

Established in 1976 and based in Telford, MyWorkwear originally manufactured a combined golf bag and trolley, then cycle panniers. It was when one of their largest customers Halfords needed a coverall uniform for their new car centres that MyWorkwear began to produce and supply clothing.

In the early day’s MyWorkwear manufactured and supplied bespoke garments for the many Japanese companies investing in British factories, as the garments issued from Japan did not fit the British worker.

By the mid 90’s the way the world shopped was changing. MyWorkwear launched their first website. This is when they expanded into selling workwear and uniforms that had not been made in-house.

Fast forward to today. MyWorkwear continues to supply, manufacture and personalise uniform, workwear and clothing to individuals and businesses across the UK.

MyWorkwear are proud to be the supplier of uniforms for In-Comm apprentices. If keeping your office and factory staff smart, comfortable and safe is important to you. Contact the team at MyWorkwear and let’s see how we can achieve that for you.

 

 

 

Congratulations to MyWorkwear’s MD James

The whole team at MyWorkwear are proud of our MD James as he completed his first ever off road Ultra Marathon on Saturday May 5th.

Since January, James has been in training. Attending shorter off road races and enjoying independent training sessions. Before he started the race this weekend, he covered over 300 miles  in preperation.

Fundraising

James wanted to fundraise for MIND, the mental health charity. He set himself the target of raising £1000 and before the race had beaten his target. His sponsorship page will remain open until the end of May if you wish to donate. MyWorkwear are also donating £25 on each member of Made in the Midlands or Made in Yorkshire who place their first order with us.

The main event

James ran in an event organised by the Trail Events Company. The route was through the Brecon Beacons, which are located in South Wales. They offer some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at the village hall of Talybot-on-Usk, James covered a distance of 51.87km/ 32.2 miles. This strenuous course took him to elevations of 3538 metres/ 11608 feet.

The weather was hot and sticky – not ideal temperatures for a 32.2 mile race. There were 180 people signed up to run the course. Only 127 made it all the way round. James completed the course in 9 hours and 5 minutes and 56 seconds. He was the 75th male runner to cross the finishing line.

Thank you

James would like to extend thanks to everyone that has sponsored him. His wonderful wife Magda and their son Wolfgang who have been tireless in their support. To the teams at MyWorkwear and Made in the Midlands who have helped spread the news of James’ mission and push for sponsorship.

Some statistics taken from Mind – Every year in the UK, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem. This week 1 in 6 people in England will report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression). This is why we all need to support charities like MIND.

This video was taken just after James had finished. I think you’ll agree that this was not an easy race.

Photo’s taken during the race

Richard (L) and James (R) and their well deserved medals

Reaching Pen Y Fan, the highest point in South Wales

Yes, James had to run up there!

Feeling on top of the world

How do you identify visitors at your place of work?

If you have visitors to your workplace or worksite. How do you make it easy for others to spot that they are guests? Depending on the environment that you work in, what if a visitors badge isn’t enough? 
 
MyWorkwear have a great range of hi-viz vests that we can print your logo onto. You may be surprised to discover that they aren’t all in fluorescent yellow or orange either. 
 
We were recently asked to produce vests for Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire. The purpose of these is so they can be used at events so that the Made In.. visitors are identifiable.
 

So how can we help your business to keep visitors safe and visible?

 
If you click here you will see a vast choice of vests available. The ones chosen by Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire were the Iona Vest.
 
Choose which colour would work best for your company. You may decide to choose a couple of complimentary colours, one for visitors and one for staff.
 
Order them online or call MyWorkwear. We will ask you to send us a copy of your logo. If you don’t have a logo, you can use our online simple creator tool to add words to your vest.
 
If you do have a company logo, you will need to decide where you wish to place it. Popular choices are on the small on the front or in large on the back. You may also wish us to add extra words. such as Visitor or Guest onto the vest. Again is this in large on the back, or under your logo on the front? 
 
We will send you a digital image of what we will be printing. Once you have approved this, our team will start making up your order. You will then get notified of dispatch. As we deliver via a courier. A text will let you know of a one hour delivery time slot. This is great as you won’t need to wait around for your order to arrive.
 
Once they have arrived, we hope you will be happy and your visitors safe and seen.
 
Printing on vests is one of the many services that MyWorkwear offers. Whether you are looking for full uniform, PPE or promotional clothing. We can embroider or print your branding as required. If you are looking for a product that isn’t readily available, then talk to us. We have a fully equipped factory that produces or alters workwear for many companies across the UK.

MyWorkwear were recently set a challenge…

During one of the Made in the Midlands networking meetings, James was set a challenge by John Nollett, Chief Executive of Pressmark Pressings. He asked MyWorkwear to smarten up his working wardrobe by the following week’s networking meeting. Below is a picture taken just after the challenge was issued.

Before, John (L) has set the challenge to James (R) to smarten up his working wardrobe.

What happened next?

James and the team at MyWorkwear quickly got to work. We decided the clothing that would be most useful for John came from one of our bestselling suppliers Uneek, as the feedback we receive on products in this range is always positive with garments true to size fitting and washes well.

We ordered in a Uneek Premium polo shirt and the Uneek soft shell jacket  and whilst waiting for the garments to arrive at the MyWorkwear factory, we arranged for John to email us across the Pressmark logo.

This is then uploaded onto our embroidery systems so that it’s ready to roll as soon as the clothing arrives. To ensure that we make no mistakes we always e-mail all customers with a copy of their logo and ask them to approve it. This prevents old logo’s being sent and used in error.

Once the garments arrived at MyWorkwear it was time for our embroidery machines to weave their magic before undergoing quality inspection by our experienced team.

 

The finished logo

We then packed them carefully into our recycled boxes and sent to John via our regular method of tracked delivery.

At the next Made in the Midlands networking meeting, John arrived in his new uniform and the attendees were suitably impressed.

After, John (L) in his newly branded polo shirt and jacket with MyWorkwear MD James (R)

Who are Pressmark Pressings Limited and MyWorkwear?

Established in 1972, Pressmark Pressings is a specialist in high-quality metal pressings and resistance welded assemblies, traditionally supplying white goods and automotive although the order book is now growing to encompass industrial products and construction.

On its current site in Carylon Road, the firm has 26 large bed presses , ranging from 150 to 1200 tonnes allowing for the production of different size products in both standard metals and exotic alloys.

MyWorkwear established in Shropshire in 1976 specialise in the supply of personalised clothing and specialist workwear. Working with both business and individuals MyWorkwear are able to embroider and print branding onto clothing. As a UK manufacturer they can also design, produce and alter garments as required by their customer base.

Latest off road ultra marathon training news….

James has spent the last couple of weeks in training for his Ultra Marathon and we caught up with him to see where he’d been running and how he is feeling.

In case you weren’t aware, James our MD is in training for the Brecon Beacons off road ultra marathon. Whilst training he is raising sponosrship for the mental health charity MIND.

On May 5th James will be travelling to the Brecon Beacons, in South Wales. Starting out at the village hall of Talybot-on-Usk, James will be covering a distance of 51.87km/ 32.2 miles. This strenuous course will take him to elevations of 3538 metres/ 11608 feet.

Llŷn Peninsular – March 16th, 17th and 18th, 5 mile runs each day

Also referred to as the Welsh Riveria and classified as an Area of outstanding natural beauty. The Llŷn peninsular is in Gwynedd,  North West Wales.  James was running along the Llanbedrog headland and area covered in gorse and heather. With the weather being so cold and windy, it prevented James from doing one long run. Instead he ran 5 miles on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Although that sounds less challenging than a 15 mile run. Each day was harder than the previous as his legs were still recovering.

Along the way James took photo’s of the following local landmarks.

The remains of the old jetty at Quarry Beach

Myszka and the third ‘Iron Man’. The first was a figurehead from a slate boat that sank off Llanbedrog headland.

Mortimer Forest Trail Run – March 25th, 8.8 mile run

This past weekend James took part in the tough and muddy Mortimer Forest Trail Run. He was supposed to be running with 4 friends, unfortunately they all dropped out. That didn’t deter James as he ran the race in 1hour 36mins and 50 seconds.

Following this race James said “I feel that my training is going very well for the big event. I have already covered 198 miles and during the race I managed to beat my personal best. A huge thank you to everyone who has already sponsored me and those who are going to sponsor me. Also to my family and the teams at MyWorkwear and Made in the Midlands for their ongoing encouragement and support”

Here are photo’s from James’ race:

The ‘Mary Knoll’

A big thumbs up and a new personal best from James

If you would like to sponsor James and donate to Mind, then you can donate through this link.

If you are a member of Made in the Midlands or Made in Yorkshire and are placing your first order with us. Please let us know and we will donate £25 on your companies behalf. 

Heard of Made in the Midlands?

Are you a Midlands based manufacturer? Then hopefully you have already heard about Made in the Midlands. If you haven’t, then we thought we’d share our experience as we’ve been a member for a year and have just become a Patron.

Who are Made in the Midlands?

Made in the Midlands is a Midlands manufacturing and engineering peer to peer membership association. They have over 440 members from all tiers of automotive, aerospace, marine/defence, medical and other industry supply chains. You can see a full member list on their website here.

They unite Midlands industry by bringing together like-minded companies at director level. Their weekly breakfast meetings are a great way to be able to meet decision makers who are looking to source, supply, share best practice and collaborate. These are held at different members premises each week. Enabling visitors to recieve a tour of the facilities and a unique chance to see how other manufacturers operate.

MyWorkwear joined MIM in March 2017 and James has attended most of the weekly breakfast meetings across the Midlands. Not only has he bought back ideas to help MyWorkwear streamline the way that we operate. James has also met with key decision makers that have invited him to come and talk about what services MyWorkwear can offer to their companies. This has resulted in MyWorkwear becoming suppliers to over 15 of our fellow Made in the Midlands members.

Why should you consider joining Made in the Midlands?

If you are looking for new suppliers or for new customers. To look at how other manufacturing companies run their operations. Then you should contact the membership team at Made in the Midlands and see what they can offer you. They have 3 tiers of membership, each offering a slightly different package.

If you are still unsure, why not book complimentary tickets to attend their annual expo in June? Held at the Ricoh arena in Coventry on June 21st you’ll be able to see many MIM members all in one place. Take a look here for more information and to order your tickets.

We hope to see you at one of the future MIM events,

James and the team at MyWorkwear.

James with the MIM Team at MIM Expo 2017

Embroidery Machine Operator Vacancy

MyWorkwear.co.uk is a growing web-based and manufacturing business on Halesfield Industrial Estate, Telford. An opportunity has arisen for a embroidery machine operator to work from our factory on a full time basis.

Job description – Embroidery Machine Operator

Working with both customers and other members of the MWW team you will have strong attention to detail. Helping us to continue to offer all of our customers a quality service.

Your key responsibility is to:

  • Ensure all garments are produced in accordance with sales order requirements and quality standards.

Main duties will include:

  • Liaison with customers via telephone and email to provide logo quotes and resolve queries
  • Liaison with digitisers to create logos
  • Obtain customer approval for embroidery
  • Creating heat transfer logos
  • Cutting and printing of heat transfer logos
  • Creating text embroidered logos
  • Editing custom logos
  • Operating embroidery machines
  • Packing
  • Monitoring and ordering of stock for embroidery, heat seals and trimmings
  • Clean work area regularly
  • Carry out basic maintenance of embroidery machines and equipment as necessary

You will also be expected to provide support for other production areas, as is reasonably necessary.

This is a full time position working a 39 hour week. Pay will be age dependent and minimum wage. MyWorkwear also offer 20 days holiday a year.

Training will be provided. Experience in operating an embroidery machine would be advantageous, but not essential.

If you would like to be considered as an embroidery machine operator. Please submit your CV to Jobs@MyWorkwear.co.uk or call to talk with James on 01952 585881

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Sales & Office Administrator Vacancy

Thank you for your interest this position has now been filled.

MyWorkwear.co.uk is a growing web-based business on Halesfield Industrial Estate, Telford. An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, customer focused individual to join our small yet fast paced Sales & Customer Service Team.

Due to a recent restructure, the business is working to continually improve operational processes and office efficiencies whilst maintaining an exceptional level of customer service.

You will report directly to the Managing Director and become a pivotal member of the organisation.

The Role:

  • Receive and process customer orders from various channels of enquiry, email, telephone and webchat
  • Provide sales quotations and proforma invoices on request
  • Follow up all sales enquiries
  • Assist customers with buying decisions demonstrating sound product knowledge
  • Respond to customer emails promptly
  • Ensure all order information is provided at point of handover to production department
  • Prepare delivery and invoice paperwork daily
  • Maintain a small number of key customer accounts
  • Work alongside the office team to continually develop office processes
  • Develop a strong product knowledge of manufactured and bought in products

The Person:

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • A strong focus on providing excellent customer service
  • Organised with strong attention to detail, literate and numerate
  • Computer literate  – Email, web, Windows computers, Office type programs (SAGE experience would be advantageous)
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to manage personal workload efficiently

The Package:

  • Permanent position
  • 9am – 5.30pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 22 days holiday (plus statutory)
  • Salary- Up to £17,500 depending on experience

To Apply:

Please send your CV and brief text explaining your suitability for the role and availability to jobs@myworkwear.co.uk

SORRY NO AGENCIES.

Are you standing at #MIMExpo2018?

On Thursday June 21st, Made in the Midlands will be hosting the 9th MIM Expo at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. All members of the MIM family have been invited, along with our peers from the Manufacturing and Engineering industries.

As a MIM member you will have the option to exhibit and we want to remind you of the importance of branding at such an event. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of MIM Expo or a first timer, here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the best from the sizeable investment made in your stand.

What are you trying to achieve at the Made in the Midlands Expo?

You’ve taken a stand at MIM Expo. Before you even load the car/van, you need to think carefully. What it is you and your business want to achieve?.

Are you…

  • Trying to sell the stock / products that you are taking with you?
  • Looking to gather contact details for further discussions?
  • Trying to discover who is the key decision maker?
  • Looking to make more people to aware of your brand?
  • Or are you looking for something else entirely?

Some of the answers to the above will depend on what kind of company you are and what type of show you are attending. Having a clear picture before attending the show will enable you to get your ‘look’ spot on.

How will your stand look?

Again, this comes down to what you are looking to achieve for the event.

  • Are you a retailer, looking to sell product from your stand? Then you will need plenty of stock, displayed attractively, and clearly priced. Cash float and the ability to take credit cards will also be important.
  • If you are looking to chat with potential customers, maybe an area to sit/stand. Ability to offer refreshments and stationery will be key.
  • Brand awareness can be achieved with a product or promotional giveaways. You will also need visuals/pull-ups to help people identify who you are. Are they clear, concise and in an easy to read font?

What about staffing the stand?

With body language making up 55% of non-verbal communication. It’s key to ensure that the staff you have on your stand are not only the right type of personality for the event. Their dress code best matches your corporate branding.

Depending on the type of company that you run and the objectives of the event will depend on the people you need on your stand. Generally speaking, you should have personable, friendly members of your team that have basic knowledge/understanding of what you are offering. If your product line is particularly specific, then you may need an expert or two on hand for more in-depth questions. However, a team of in-depth experts may scare away people who just want to chat and gather an overview before wishing to make a follow-up appointment.

Have you thought about a special show uniform?

It’s probably fair to say that the people who will be working on your stand will need to be wearing a ‘show uniform’. You may not wear a uniform day to day, but if you are working the expo in your regular shirt and tie, it won’t be quite as simple to spot your company name. This is where the experts at MyWorkwear can help, advise and produce your ‘show uniform’

  • It’s probably safe to assume that your logo will need to feature on your clothing. Maybe also each individuals name.
  • You could also add words that you wouldn’t normally wear for a day at the shop/office/factory. Maybe your website address, or a quote, phrase or statement. Why not let your stand uniform ask a question to those passing by your stand? An example could be a company offering energy savings. We can print ‘Don’t waste your time and energy, let us save you money today’. Remember that these tops are only for the duration of the show, can help you tailor your message to that particular event.
  • Will you be wearing shirts, polo shirts or t-shirts?
  • Will you need trousers, skirts or shorts too? Again this depends on what your company do and what type of show it is.
  • Let your team wear comfortable and supportive shoes. Standing on your feet for a long day can be painful if the wrong shoes are worn.

Before you arrive at the MIM Expo

Utilise the marketing that the show organisers have in place. For the MIM Expo the official # to use is #MIMEXPO2018. In the stand pack online their is already a banner to download and add to your e-mail signature.  Advertise on your own website and social media channels that you are attending. Let your customer base know as they may want to come and meet with you. Being at a trade show or event can be costly in terms of money, time and manpower. Make sure it works for you.

If you would like to talk with the MyWorkwear team about what we can offer for your MIM Expo show uniform, then please give us a call or visit online.

James and Team MyWorkwear will be on stand 234 and we hope to see you there.