Tailored Image Celebrates 25 Years of Success in the Corporate Uniform Industry
October 2023 represents a huge milestone for Tailored Image as we mark the 25th anniversary of our business. Since 1998, we have been committed to the provision of bespoke solutions for uniform needs across corporate, transport, retail, hospitality industries as well as blue light and defence.
Tailored Image was founded by Celia Birt, who was quickly joined by husband Bernard, his brother Brendan and clothing industry colleague, Peter Donnelly, who all remain as the Tailored Image Board of Directors to this day. Speaking of this milestone, Celia commented: ‘It is such an honour to celebrate 25 years in business. Little did I imagine in those early days how the business would grow and it makes me very proud to see how the business has developed over the years. Our people are what sets us apart from others in the industry, and we are so grateful to still have many people across our business who have been with us since those early years.’
Tailored Image marked this momentous occasion with a glamorous staff appreciation event at the Old Rectory, Killyman. The guest list also included some of the key figures who helped the company achieve such success across the last quarter of a century. Addressing the crowd on that occasion, Managing Director Bernard Birt commented, ‘We’re so delighted with what we have achieved over the last 25 years but it really does feel like we’re only getting started. We have so much more ambition to fulfil and we’re excited to see where our journey will take us next.’
This ambition has fuelled a significant new investment in new premises at Granville which will see manufacturing processes, warehouse operations and all office functions combined under one roof for the first time in many years. ‘This is a very positive step in our journey and we’re putting in huge efforts to ensure this new location provides the very best experience for our staff and customers alike,’ remarks Bernard.
As part of this new era for the business, Tailored Image recently launched its company Vision & Values – a formalisation of the values which have defined the business since its inception in 1998. They are defined as:
These values epitomise the attitude and ethos of the company and its commitment, care and respect for colleagues and customers alike as well as the crucial element of taking ownership of each individual role across the business. Explore more here.