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Thank you to all the suppliers who gave up their valuable time to see us over the last 12 months. In 2016-17 we spent the year visiting suppliers across the UK and Europe trying to understand the affect Brexit will have on them. We had mixed reviews, but the main message was that the industry needs free trade or we can expect price increases from 6% - 25%.

The suppliers continue to say there have been price increases because of the weak pound and that the response from buyers has been a positive one so far, however, we have decided to talk to the buyers directly and find out the affect this will have on their businesses. For us to fully understand their thoughts we have already started speaking with buyers about the challenges they are facing and will be covering what they have to say in director-e magazine.

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Buyers are a vital part of our industry and to help them be fully equipped for the challenges ahead we would like to invite them to the 2018 Professional Clothing Awards where we will acknowledge the important role they play. We will be inviting 10 lucky buyers to the event as our VIP guests, which will be sponsored by Professional Clothing director-e.

We will be inviting new and experienced buyers looking for a new uniform for their staff. Choosing a new supplier will always be challenging and costly, so director-e want to help them in their task and invite 10 lucky buyers to be our VIP guests at the next Professional Clothing Awards in June. The Professional Clothing Awards have the industry’s leading suppliers all under one roof and the night showcases their amazing innovations and designs.

Man and Woman of the Year

(Mathew/Richard Noon - Man of the Year, Jacqueline Sioen - Woman of the Year, Cindy McNaulle - Runner Up)

‘Man and Woman of the Year’ 2017 shone a light on the hard work of suppliers and their achievements, Man of the Year: Mathew and Richard Noon, Runners up: Jeff Banks CBE and Roger Startin - Woman of the Year: Jacqueline Sioen, Runner up: Cindy McNaull. In 2018 we want to focus on the buyers and six men and women will be nominated for their outstanding commitment and contribution to the industry. Our industry would not survive without buyers and during the Professional Clothing Awards 2018 we want to thank them for their input into our dynamic industry.

The nominees for ‘Man and Woman of the Year’ 2018 will be announced early next year and if you feel that your buyer should be considered please get in touch at Hayley@director-e.com or call +44 (0) 1908 658890.

Fill in the form below to register your interest for a VIP ticket and to be nominated for our Man & Woman of the Year Award

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PCA Awards in Association with director-e & Professional Clothing Show

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Professional Clothing Awards

Marston Consulting Ltd
South House 3A
Suite 4, Bond Estate
Bond Avenue
Milton Keynes,  MK1 1SW

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