PPE & UNIFORMS Worn With Pride

Debra Stuart, Managing Director at Expertees, highlights the importance of investing in workwear and uniforms as an employer.

Branded workwear is becoming increasingly popular, as businesses large and small begin to recognise the importance of having a strong customer facing brand. From basic branded t-shirts through to embroidered hats, bags and ties. Being appropriately dressed for the workplace is becoming more important than ever across all manner of industries and never more so important in the hospitality sector.

Research in America by J.D. Power and Associates for the textile service industry found that customers are more inclined to do business with employees who wear uniforms because they stood out as professionals and were seen as being more competent and knowledgeable. Those survey results hold true today and can translate into real bottom line benefits for those companies choosing a managed uniform program for their employees.

A good work uniform can make a huge difference to your business. When it comes to defining for your uniform and workwear standards, it’s important not to adopt a ‘one size fits all’, universal offer. It’s important that you offer a good variety of choices for your teams,

which includes different styles and looks. A good quality, versatile uniform can help your business stay current and fashion-forward throughout the year.

It’s important that uniforms are reviewed, refreshed and updated on a regular basis. Uniforms are oſten forgotten about and, with time, they become scruffy, out of date and detract from the promotion and positive image of the brand. Although not all companies can invest in new uniforms year in year out, simply adding a new and fresh item of clothing or accessory can really update and revitalise the set.

There has never been more choice and selection when it comes to uniforms and workwear. It’s important the choice of workwear reflects the needs and requirements of the job the employee is doing. For example, roles where people are working outside or in more exposed conditions, such as construction it’s advisable to provide good quality outerwear. This might include strong and thick clothing, which provides a good barrier against low temperatures. Soſt shell outer layers and an inner layer of fleece will ensure your employees are kept warm and comfortable.

“It’s vital to provide a uniform that is comfortable and

durable, which enables staff to focus on what really matters.”

We understand that long days and shiſts come hand in hand with many professions. It’s therefore vital to provide a uniform that is comfortable and durable, which enables staff to focus on what really matters. Our top tip is to opt for clothing which is breathable and has flexibility built in. Tunics, polos shirts and trousers are great options. And all of these come in a range of colours and fits.

Expertees has been working with organisations large and small for 25 years and understands that a good quality uniform can do wonders for a business.

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