Visualsoft client Workwear Express hits the headlines

Visualsoft were delighted to read that another one of our clients is enjoying great success.

On the back of the eCommerce website design Visualsoft created for them, Workwear Express have grown considerably over the last year and have recently been making headlines in the local media.

We are always pleased to see our clients go on to achieve great success, and Workwear Express are just the latest in a long line of successful clients to do just that.

This article appeared in NEBusiness.co.uk and The Journal on Thursday 5th May 2010 about Workwear Express:

By Iain Laing

A FAMILY-RUN corporate clothing business in Durham is looking to open a London office as part of a shake-up hoped to keep sales rising even as its customers cut spending.

Workwear Express saw its revenues rise 10% to £3.5m in the year ending March 2010 after launching a new e-commerce website and pushing to win more national clients.

The 12-year-old firm, run by husband and wife Andrew and Angie Ward, already has a strong list of clients including Sage, Rolls Royce and Greggs and has just signed up Little Chef and webuyanycar.com

It grew turnover steeply to £3m in 2008 after moving into a larger Belmont factory two years earlier, but had to scale back on plans to hit £5m by the end of this year as the recession cut corporate spending.

Mr Ward said: “We were faced with major challenges in 2008 and 2009, as some of our clients were forced to cut back on their investments in the products that we supply.

“In response, I’m proud of the way we took the bull by the horns and made significant changes to the way the company does business. Workwear Express already had an excellent reputation for providing a comprehensive and completely flexible personal service for corporate clothing and other workwear.

“By improving our operating methods, increasing the breadth and depth of our services and developing new routes to trade, we have not just protected our position in the market, we have also grown and improved our share of it.”

The company, which has around 30 staff, now plans to increase the pace of development.

Mr Ward added: “We are going to invest more in the business this year, in our marketing efforts, machinery, our IT systems and are also looking to recruit more staff. In the near future we will be opening a London office to better service our clients based in London and the South East.”

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