LONDON UK – The Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®) is delighted to announce the industry’s first Uniform Buyers’ Network and events, headed by award winning team Samantha Heilling, Louise Johnson, Clare Babe and Adam Cunnington; who aim to demystify the tender process for buyers and suppliers. The PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network has been developed by the buyers, for the buyers and will be run by the buyers.
- 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
- 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.
- Clare Babe, previously a Uniform Buyer and winner of industry awards, is Senior Procurement Manager at the Royal Mail managing a team whose remit covers Assets and Automation.
- Adam Cunnington is Group Buyer at Balfour Beatty.
Four events, held throughout the year will connect buyers through networking events, webinars, seminars and interactive discussions. These will be closed shop gatherings, in which only buyers will be invited to take part and debate on issues such as legislation, ISO standards and their meanings, tenders, sustainability, costing, sizing and how Brexit will affect the industry and much more.
The results of these networking events will be published in the PCIAW® VOICE magazine, on the website and shared to the industry as a whole.
The PCIAW® Summit and Awards 2020 is in partnership with Milliken & Company and will be held on 16th and 17th June at the Radisson Blue Edwardian, London.
The first Uniform Buyers’ event will be networking and lunch 10.30am-2pm Tuesday 26th November in Milton Keynes. Registration is now open via https://pciaw.org/membership/buyers/