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Celebrating 30 years’ service with our Finance Director Avi Kar

Celebrating 30 years’ service with our Finance Director Avi Kar

This week we were delighted to be able to celebrate with Avi Kar, our Finance Director, who has completed a fantastic 30 years of service with our company. Surrounded by his team and colleagues, our Managing Director Helen Wood presented Avi with a thank you gift and card and praised him for always being so willing and available to help – before we all tucked into a slice of cake to mark the event.

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National Recycle Week: Recycling – it matters to us

National Recycle Week: Recycling – it matters to us

Let’s celebrate National Recycling Week

In National Recycling Week, Johnsons Workwear is helping to spread this year’s campaign message – ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters’.

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New operations director for Johnsons Workwear

New operations director for Johnsons Workwear

Paul Carr has been appointed as the new operations director for Johnsons Workwear. He has worked in the business since the age of 17 and began his career in the washroom in the company’s Hull plant. Paul has been promoted to the company’s most senior operations role from his position as area operations manager for the North Region.

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Royal seal of approval for Johnsons Workwear training

Royal seal of approval for Johnsons Workwear training

We were honoured when we received official notification on the 15th August that our Learning and Development team has been awarded with the Princess Royal Training 2019 Award for their work with the Johnsons Academy, following a rigorous assessment process. Patricia Stringfellow MBE, Chair of the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, also commented: ‘[…] you are truly an exemplar of training and learning best practice’.

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40 years and counting for our Basingstoke General Manager

40 years and counting for our Basingstoke General Manager

Joe Izzo first stepped through the door of our Basingstoke plant as a young man looking for his next job opportunity, after picking and packing with Snap on Tools, and never looked back. He took the afternoon off work to go for an interview with Sketchley for a stockroom assistant role, they spotted his talent, and the rest is history.

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Exeter plant helps brilliant Men in Sheds project

Exeter plant helps brilliant Men in Sheds project

If you love a bit of rest and recreation in your garden shed ... take a look at how we're helping this fabulous project 'Men in Sheds' in Exeter…

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We’re celebrating National Laundry Day on 15th April 2019

We’re celebrating National Laundry Day on 15th April 2019

National Laundry Day has been celebrated in the US for hundreds of years and, last year, this celebratory day crossed the miles and started to gain interest with people in the UK, especially on social media.

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Exeter plant receives Freight Transport Association Award

Exeter plant receives Freight Transport Association Award

The team at Johnsons Apparelmaster's Exeter laundry were delighted to be honoured recently with the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) prestigious Tachograph Compliance Award. The annual award highlights FTA members' efforts in maintaining the highest levels of safety compliance and their management of high driver standards.

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Another satisfied customer in Chemtech!

Another satisfied customer in Chemtech!

Johnsons Apparelmaster Gateshead customer, Chemtech Environmental, were so happy with their new sets of grey lab coats from us that they gathered everyone up for a photo!

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Doing our bit for the Heath Community Garden Project!

Doing our bit for the Heath Community Garden Project!

Our Uttoxeter plant recently donated a selection of branded fleeces to local community volunteers from The Globe Foundation as part of their ongoing CSR support for the cause.

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Johnsons Apparelmaster Hull steps up to local CSR challenge!

Johnsons Apparelmaster Hull steps up to local CSR challenge!

Johnsons Apparelmaster Hull plant recently donated two of its used laptops to a local Academy, to help them on their quest to improve ICT equipment and capability.

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Johnsons Apparelmaster scoops top HR industry award

Johnsons Apparelmaster scoops top HR industry award

At the prestigious Personnel Today Awards 2018, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night, (21 November) Johnsons Apparelmaster beat off stiff competition to win the award for the Talent Management category. Other well-known and respected UK and global organisations that were shortlisted in this category were BT, Fujitsu, the Royal College of Nursing, DPD UK, and The Berkeley Partnership. Personnel Today described the standard of entries this year as ‘extremely high’.

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Road Safety Week 2018

Road Safety Week 2018

Today flags the start of Road Safety Week around the UK and Johnsons Apparelmaster is taking the opportunity to help boost the campaign and to create awareness of this year’s theme of Bike Smart.

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On Bonfire Night Johnsons Apparelmaster urges companies to think about reducing the risks associated with burns at work with the best workwear protection

On Bonfire Night Johnsons Apparelmaster urges companies to think about reducing the risks associated with burns at work with the best workwear protection

Every year, Bonfire Night is traditionally celebrated across the UK on 5th November with a wide range of public and private bonfire and firework events. However, this year, the Children’s Burns Trust aims to raise awareness of firework safety and the 500 children and their families ‘who will join the growing number of people who will remember bonfire night for the wrong reasons’ as a result of being injured through a firework-related accident.

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Get to Know Your Customers Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Customers are the backbone of any business. They are the ones who buy our products or service, influence our reputation, encourage others to do business with us and help us to grow. Getting to know them and developing ways to keep them coming back is crucial. One of the key things that keeps customers coming back is creating customer satisfaction and a positive journey, based on an understanding of what customers want and need. This is where effective communication with the customer is vital, finding out more about and building on what we do well and even things we could do better.

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Johnsons Apparelmaster recognised in prestigious personnel awards

Johnsons Apparelmaster recognised in prestigious personnel awards

Johnsons Apparelmaster has been recognised in the prestigious Personnel Today Awards 2018 by being shortlisted in the Talent Management category. Other well-known and respected UK and global organisations that have been shortlisted for their achievements in this category include BT, Fujitsu, the Royal College of Nursing and The Berkeley Partnership. Personnel Today described the standard of entries this year as ‘extremely high’.

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Johnsons Apparelmaster helps to provide a 'safe space' for Gateshead's Young Carers

Johnsons Apparelmaster helps to provide a 'safe space' for Gateshead's Young Carers

On Sunday 12 August, the United Nations’ International Youth Day will be highlighted in many different ways across the world, and this year’s theme is ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’. Leading workwear service provider Johnsons Apparelmaster in Gateshead is celebrating its support for one group of vulnerable young people, by opening up ‘safe spaces’ at the local plant for the Young Carers Service, part of the Carers Trust Tyne and Wear.

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Adding zest to a family day!

Adding zest to a family day!

Johnsons Apparelmaster is very proud to have supported an annual BMW MINI family day at Plant Oxford, by supplying bright orange t-shirts branded for the events team and volunteers.

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50 years’ service with Johnsons Apparelmaster in Bristol is a ‘magic milestone’ for Mike Hoare

50 years’ service with Johnsons Apparelmaster in Bristol is a ‘magic milestone’ for Mike Hoare

Mike Hoare, from Southmead, recently reached a ‘magic milestone’ with Johnson’s Apparelmaster, having worked with the leading workwear supplier at its Bristol plant for 50 years.

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Learning at Work Week 2018

Learning at Work Week 2018

People who join Johnsons Apparelmaster tend to stay in our business for a number of years and they have always been encouraged to do so. But, it’s not just a case of staying in the business, it’s about developing too.

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The 2018 Tacograph Compliance Award

The 2018 Tacograph Compliance Award

Workwear specialists Johnsons Apparelmaster were delighted to reward their Leeds plant with a 2018 Tacograph Compliance Award, which is supported by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

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Norfolk wildlife hospital gives Johnsons Apparelmaster ‘seal of approval’

Norfolk wildlife hospital gives Johnsons Apparelmaster ‘seal of approval’

The Johnsons Apparelmaster plant in Newmarket has donated 1,000 towels to help poorly animals at the RSPCA Norfolk Wildlife Hospital. 

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Road Safety Week 2017

Road Safety Week 2017

Leading workwear service provider Johnsons Apparelmaster has announced that it has extended its driver safety campaign to all of its service vehicles, highlighting the company’s commitment to keeping staff who drive in their work as safe as possible on the road. The business has made a significant investment in the Quartix vehicle tracking system for the customer service team, building on the successful rollout of the telematics technology across the sales team’s vehicles over 12 months ago.

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Appointment of new Training and Development Manager

Appointment of new Training and Development Manager

Michela Deegan recently joined Johnsons Apparelmaster in the role of Training and Development Manager. Managing Director Peter Egan believes that Michela’s extensive experience of running her own learning and development consultancy, working with leading clients in the manufacturing, professional services and retail sectors, "will be a key pillar in supporting the company with its ambitions for continued business growth."

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Johnsons Apparelmaster launches new direct order catalogue

Johnsons Apparelmaster launches new direct order catalogue

Johnsons Apparelmaster’s first buy-direct, bespoke Leisurewear catalogue was launched at the end of September. The print and online resource enables existing and first-time customers to benefit from the same high quality garments the business is renowned for, at a lower cost through direct order.

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