November 5, 2019 @ 13:34 by Richard Dawson
Workwear Express has opened a new customer showroom and outlet at its County Durham headquarters after announced its highest annual turnover to date.
In the past year, the company saw sales of £18 million, a 20 per cent rise on the previous year.
The new showroom at Belmont Industrial Estate will display the best-selling items from a range of 10,000+ products.
Workwear Express has spent £150,000 to refit the new showroom and outlet store as part of an overhaul of the entire site, which has seen the addition of a 40,000 sq ft factory and new machinery.
The opening of the new showroom and outlet comes as Workwear Express plans to roll out stores to other cities around the UK.
The company employs more than 200 staff in the North East and has already welcomed 30 new members to the team this year.
Andrew Ward, managing director of Workwear Express, said: “We are a company proud of our North East roots and where we’ve grown from, and we have exciting expansion plans for the future.
“We’ve been selling workwear for nearly 30 years and recognise the value of a personalised service and enjoyable customer experience.
“That’s why we’re thrilled to launch our new store in the region, which fully compliments our digital offer and marks the start of a new chapter for the company.”
The company has more than 200,000 active customers across e-commerce, key accounts and international divisions. It offers embroidery, print and transfer services all under one roof.
Andrew added: “We’re proud to work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, across a wide range of sectors – catering, hospitality, transport, construction, charities, events – to name just a few.
“We’re encouraging businesses in need of any workwear solutions to stop by and see us to find out how we can help.”