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Style Guide: Christmas Markets

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Welcome to the first style guide, produced by Dimensions to help you look and feel good, whatever the occasion!

Style Guide: Christmas Markets
Style Guide: Christmas Markets Style Guide: Christmas Markets Style Guide: Christmas Markets

Style Guide: Christmas Markets

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Welcome to the first style guide, produced by Dimensions to help you look and feel good, whatever the occasion!

A Day In The Life Of Our…Marketing Manager A Day In The Life Of Our…Marketing Manager A Day In The Life Of Our…Marketing Manager

A Day In The Life Of Our…Marketing Manager

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Marketing and PR is often considered to be glamorous and is a business function that is sometimes seen as an enigma; Deborah Gobey, Dimensions’ marketing manager tells us about life in marketing and her typical day in the world of corporate clothing.

When Is a Uniform, Not a Uniform? When Is a Uniform, Not a Uniform?

When Is a Uniform, Not a Uniform?

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When is a uniform not a uniform? When it's a celebrity uniform of course! From world leaders to fashion moguls, a personal uniform is always in fashion.

How Dimensions is Preparing for Brexit How Dimensions is Preparing for Brexit

How Dimensions is Preparing for Brexit

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With many businesses reportedly unprepared and uncertain about the future when Britain leaves the EU, we caught up with Director of Client Management, Phil Harland, to discuss how Dimensions is preparing for Brexit.

The Future of Performance Workwear The Future of Performance Workwear

The Future of Performance Workwear

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37.5 technology is cutting edge and is already used in luxury activewear. Here we explore the applications of this technology in your company's workwear, and explain the benefits that this incredible technology has.

5 Things You Need To Know About Our Account Management Services 5 Things You Need To Know About Our Account Management Services

5 Things You Need To Know About Our Account Management Services

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We're proud of our managed account service and all the teams involved in delivering this completely bespoke service. This article will reveal 5 things you may not have known about our managed accounts!

Brexit: Is Your Business Prepared? Brexit: Is Your Business Prepared?

Brexit: Is Your Business Prepared?

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Whilst no one knows what will happen precisely when Britain leaves the EU, it is imperative for businesses to be prepared and define a strategy that can adapt to the challenges that Brexit will bring. This article aims to explore the changes businesses could see during Brexit and demonstrate best practises for preparation.

The Power Of A Branded Uniform The Power Of A Branded Uniform

The Power Of A Branded Uniform

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What does a branded uniform mean to you? An extra cost to your business, or a powerful marketing tool? We explore why a branded uniform is essential to your business.

Why You Need To Know The Real Cost Of Your Uniform Why You Need To Know The Real Cost Of Your Uniform

Why You Need To Know The Real Cost Of Your Uniform

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The cost of producing a uniform goes far beyond just the cost of the garments. This article aims to explore in detail why purchasers need to take ethical considerations into account when choosing their corporatewear supplier.

5 Minutes with Derek Boyden 5 Minutes with Derek Boyden

5 Minutes with Derek Boyden

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Every month we bring you an insight into life at Dimensions as told by a member of staff, from top tips to succeed in their chosen career path to their daily duties we have it all; because here at Dimensions, the details are important.

5 Minutes with Carl Tennant 5 Minutes with Carl Tennant

5 Minutes with Carl Tennant

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Every month we bring you an insight into life at Dimensions as told by a member of staff, from top tips to succeed in their chosen career path to their daily duties we have it all; because here at Dimensions, the details are important.

Dimensions helps Ronald McDonald House Bristol raise over £26,000! Dimensions helps Ronald McDonald House Bristol raise over £26,000!

Dimensions helps Ronald McDonald House Bristol raise over £26,000!

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Last month we wrote an article on Dimensions’ involvement with the Ronald McDonald House Bristol for their annual fundraising Golf Day and Dinner. The charity works tirelessly to provide free of charge accommodation and support in their 21 bedroomed house, to families of critically ill children receiving care at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. The house on average costs £270,000 a year to keep running, and Dimensions were only too happy to help with the fundraising.

July Charity Round Up July Charity Round Up

July Charity Round Up

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Every month here at Dimensions we challenge different departments to have a month long fundraising bonanza! 50% of the proceeds go to the Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation School in Bangladesh, and the other 50% goes to a charity of the departments' choosing. July was the turn of Marketing and New Business who chose a charity very close to home.

5 Minutes with Reception 5 Minutes with Reception

5 Minutes with Reception

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Every month we bring you an insight into life at Dimensions as told by a member of staff, from top tips to succeed in their chosen career path to their daily duties we have it all; because here at Dimensions, the details are important.

Charity Roundup - June Charity Roundup - June

Charity Roundup - June

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Every month here at Dimensions we challenge different departments to have a month long fundraising bonanza! 50% of the proceeds go to the Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation School in Bangladesh, and the other 50% goes to a charity of the departments' choosing. June was the turn of Design and HR who chose a charity very close to their hearts.

Dimensions’ own William Coppen to compete in World Dwarf Games! Dimensions’ own William Coppen to compete in World Dwarf Games!

Dimensions’ own William Coppen to compete in World Dwarf Games!

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With the World Dwarf Games only two weeks away, William Coppen, Customer Service Co-ordinator at Dimensions is getting ready to fly to Canada with his family to compete in a multitude of sporting activities!

Dimensions and Rowland Hill Fund deliver charity bike ride! Dimensions and Rowland Hill Fund deliver charity bike ride!

Dimensions and Rowland Hill Fund deliver charity bike ride!

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As a supplier of the Royal Mail, when we heard their charity The Rowland Hill Fund were planning a bike ride to raise funds to help those in need, we knew we wanted to get involved!

Customer Service Star of the Month… June Customer Service Star of the Month… June

Customer Service Star of the Month… June

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At Dimensions we like to recognise a job well done. Every month the customer service team here at Dimensions nominate and award the “Customer Service Star of the Month.” This is the staff member that has gone above and beyond their usual duties and has excelled at their role.

Dimensions team up with Ronald McDonald House Bristol! Dimensions team up with Ronald McDonald House Bristol!

Dimensions team up with Ronald McDonald House Bristol!

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As a trusted supplier, Dimensions will be taking part in a charity golf event, to raise much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House Bristol.

Dimensions & ACC Collaborate To Help People Love How They Look At Work Dimensions & ACC Collaborate To Help People Love How They Look At Work

Dimensions & ACC Collaborate To Help People Love How They Look At Work

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World leading corporate wear provider Dimensions and Sweden’s most established Northern European corporate clothing supplier ACC, are delighted to announce their alliance which will see both companies working together to expand within Europe.

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Corporate Wear Supplier Things to Consider When Choosing Your Corporate Wear Supplier

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Corporate Wear Supplier

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An organisation’s workwear collection is one of the fundamental aspects of its identity. An effective uniform ensures that staff are recognisable to customers, encourages trust in the brand and increases employee pride and unity.

5 minutes with… Account Management 5 minutes with… Account Management

5 minutes with… Account Management

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This month, we've been speaking to Ian McGinty, one of our Commercial Directors. In his role, Ian supports a team of Account Managers in ensuring that we deliver our clients' needs. We spent five minutes talking about his main weekly duties, what differentiates Dimensions' Account Managers and what the highlight of his career has been so far...

Multi-Site Global Sourcing - Considerations when Choosing Suppliers Multi-Site Global Sourcing - Considerations when Choosing Suppliers

Multi-Site Global Sourcing - Considerations when Choosing Suppliers

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Dimensions was the first corporate wear company to source extensively off-shore and as a result, we have developed an established multi-site global sourcing chain, which has been producing quality garments for over 20 years. With the advantage of not having to support our own manufacturing facilities, we can select the best location to manufacture each product, whether that be formal suiting, corporate casuals, knitwear, work wear, PPE or accessories.

5 minutes with… IT 5 minutes with… IT

5 minutes with… IT

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Mark Hampton, IT Director for the MWUK Group, spent 5 minutes this month telling us about his main responsibilities, the technological changes that have taken place and are still to come, and what he enjoys most about his job...

Recycle, Reuse, Refurbish – Avoiding Landfill at the End of the Product Life Cycle Recycle, Reuse, Refurbish – Avoiding Landfill at the End of the Product Life Cycle

Recycle, Reuse, Refurbish – Avoiding Landfill at the End of the Product Life Cycle

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The Office for National Statistics states that at the end of 2016, 32 million people were working in the UK; many of whom will have worn some form of corporate clothing provided by their employer, whether that be work wear, career wear, corporate casual wear or a uniform.

5 minutes with… HR 5 minutes with… HR

5 minutes with… HR

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This month, we've been speaking to Pat Woodfield, HR Director for the MWUK Group. As a Shared Service, Pat leads the HR function at Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy.

A New Dimension in Online Ordering and Reporting A New Dimension in Online Ordering and Reporting

A New Dimension in Online Ordering and Reporting

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We have developed two brand new online systems for ordering and reporting, putting clients firmly at the centre of our infrastructure and our organisation at the forefront of the corporate clothing industry.

Dimensions and Alexandra to be Platinum Sponsors of UK Corporate Games 2017 Dimensions and Alexandra to be Platinum Sponsors of UK Corporate Games 2017

Dimensions and Alexandra to be Platinum Sponsors of UK Corporate Games 2017

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Dimensions and Alexandra are delighted to be Platinum Champions and Official Games Gift Sponsors of the UK Corporate Games 2017.

Dimensions Supports Local Greggs’ Breakfast Club Dimensions Supports Local Greggs’ Breakfast Club

Dimensions Supports Local Greggs’ Breakfast Club

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Dimensions has been working with Greggs PLC since July 2014, supplying their workforce with polo shirts, caps, aprons and trousers.

5 minutes with… Customer Service 5 minutes with… Customer Service

5 minutes with… Customer Service

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This month, we caught up with Julie Wright, who manages the Customer Service team here at Dimensions, to talk about what has been the highlight of her time here so far, what changes are taking place and the fantastic Star of the Month programme

The Relationship Between Looking Good and Giving Great Customer Service The Relationship Between Looking Good and Giving Great Customer Service

The Relationship Between Looking Good and Giving Great Customer Service

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At the start of the year, the Institute of Customer Service issued the UK Customer Satisfaction Index, which outlined the 50 top-scoring organisations for customer satisfaction in the UK.

5 minutes with… Logistics 5 minutes with… Logistics

5 minutes with… Logistics

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This month we have spoken to Steve Cassapi, MWUK's Logistics Director, to find out about his main daily duties, what his favourite part of his job is and what his top tips for succeeding in Logistics are

Loving your Uniform… Care Labels Explained Loving your Uniform… Care Labels Explained

Loving your Uniform… Care Labels Explained

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Whatever line of work you are in, it is probable that you wear some form of uniform – whether that be a suit or overalls, an apron or a polo shirt.

Dimensions Donates £37,000 to Charity Dimensions Donates £37,000 to Charity

Dimensions Donates £37,000 to Charity

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In the fundraising period from July 2015 – December 2016, we donated over £37,000 to charity.

Fashion in Flight Fashion in Flight

Fashion in Flight

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Of all the industries that wear uniforms, there are none that attract as much attention as aviation.

5 minutes with… Design 5 minutes with… Design

5 minutes with… Design

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This month we spoke to Julie Dowman, Dimensions’ Head of Design, to find out a bit more about how much fashion trends affect the team’s approach to corporatewear design, as well as what important changes they are anticipating in the next few years...

November Fundraising November Fundraising

November Fundraising

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This month, our main fundraising focus was on Macmillan Cancer Support, as we did our take on the infamous Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Star of the Month Star of the Month

Star of the Month

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We have a fantastic growing team of around 40 Customer Service Co-ordinators, who are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to our international client base.

Dimensions’ Visit to China on Behalf of Lay Members of Unite the Union Inside Arriva Dimensions’ Visit to China on Behalf of Lay Members of Unite the Union Inside Arriva

Dimensions’ Visit to China on Behalf of Lay Members of Unite the Union Inside Arriva

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At Dimensions, we recognise that overseas sourcing of fabric and garments will lead to substantial benefits to our clients, but we are also extremely conscious of the potential social impacts offshore supply can have.

5 minutes with… New Business Development 5 minutes with… New Business Development

5 minutes with… New Business Development

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In the first of our '5 minutes with...' series, we caught up with Andrew Bacon, who leads the New Business Development team here at Dimensions, to talk about what has changed, what the current focus is and what the future expectations are in the world of New Business Development...

Three New Appointments to Support Dimensions’ Growth Three New Appointments to Support Dimensions’ Growth

Three New Appointments to Support Dimensions’ Growth

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As Dimensions' client base continues to grow both in the UK and internationally, we have recently made three key appointments to the senior management team, Margaret McGregor Oliver, Clare Du Mughn and Deborah Gobey.

#WinningWorkStyle #WinningWorkStyle

#WinningWorkStyle

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Have you heard about our Twitter competition? Founded in 1988, we love everything from the 80s.

What is a ‘Fully Managed Service’? What is a ‘Fully Managed Service’?

What is a ‘Fully Managed Service’?

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At Dimensions, we pride ourselves on the quality of the fully managed service which we provide to our clients.

Georgina’s Journey to Ethical Compliance Georgina’s Journey to Ethical Compliance

Georgina’s Journey to Ethical Compliance

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Here at Dimensions, it is really important for us that we treat all staff with respect and create a work environment which is both fun and challenging.

Dimensions supports Mark Howard at BTCC Dimensions supports Mark Howard at BTCC

Dimensions supports Mark Howard at BTCC

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On Sunday 18th September, we were joined by a few of our clients at the penultimate event of the BTCC season, which was held at Silverstone.

The Importance of a Correctly Fitting Uniform The Importance of a Correctly Fitting Uniform

The Importance of a Correctly Fitting Uniform

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We all know how much of a difference wearing the right sized clothes can make to an outfit.

British Airways i360 launch British Airways i360 launch

British Airways i360 launch

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Following the successful opening of the London Eye in 2000, Marks Barfield Architects, who designed the observational wheel, were approached to design a brand new observational tower in partnership with British Airways.

The Influence of Colour The Influence of Colour

The Influence of Colour

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If an organisation brands itself effectively, it is not unusual for a colour to spring to mind instantly when someone mentions the brand’s name.

Dimensions visits Dhaka Dimensions visits Dhaka

Dimensions visits Dhaka

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It is really important to Dimensions that our staff are provided with opportunities to grow and progress within the company, whether that be within the department that they originally join, or by diversifying into other departments which they might enjoy working in. A prime example of progression from one department to another, is our Ethical Compliance Officer, Georgina Deighton.

The Benefits of Branded Workwear The Benefits of Branded Workwear

The Benefits of Branded Workwear

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If you think of all of the professional industries out there, from retail to healthcare, transport to finance and everything in between, there are very few which do not lend themselves to having branded workwear. Whatever the sector, providing your workforce with a bespoke uniform serves the purpose of making both your staff and your brand instantly recognisable to consumers.

And the grand fundraising total is… And the grand fundraising total is…

And the grand fundraising total is…

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Between July 2015 – June 2016, Dimensions raised over £30,000 for its two charity partners for the year, Cancer Research UK and Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation.

Dimensions’ IT team adds to the fundraising total with fantastic music themed extravaganza! Dimensions’ IT team adds to the fundraising total with fantastic music themed extravaganza!

Dimensions’ IT team adds to the fundraising total with fantastic music themed extravaganza!

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On Friday 27th May, it was the IT department’s turn to host a fundraising event for our chosen charities, Cancer Research UK and Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation.

Dimensions’ Hole-in-One at Tesco Charity Event Dimensions’ Hole-in-One at Tesco Charity Event

Dimensions’ Hole-in-One at Tesco Charity Event

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On Thursday 19th May, Tesco hosted a charity golf day at the Forest of Arden golf course, to raise money for their charity partners The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

Lights, camera, action! Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

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It was “lights, camera, action!” at Dimensions’ Head Office last week, as we hosted a fantastic photoshoot and promotional video shoot for First Bus to showcase their brand new uniform, which is due to launch at the end of this year.

Dimensions delighted to be finalists in the National Contact Centre Awards 2016! Dimensions delighted to be finalists in the National Contact Centre Awards 2016!

Dimensions delighted to be finalists in the National Contact Centre Awards 2016!

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At Dimensions, we pride ourselves on being able to provide an unparalleled service to our clients.

Dimensions’ fundraising total continues to grow! Dimensions’ fundraising total continues to grow!

Dimensions’ fundraising total continues to grow!

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On Friday 29th April, it was the New Business, Marketing and HR teams’ turn to join forces and raise money for our chosen charities this year, Cancer Research UK and Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation.

Sponsorship for Borneo-bound Alex Sponsorship for Borneo-bound Alex

Sponsorship for Borneo-bound Alex

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As well as our two chosen charities, Dimensions is always happy to hear about opportunities for us to help those in need.

Dimensions provide uniform to Air Ambulance Dimensions provide uniform to Air Ambulance

Dimensions provide uniform to Air Ambulance

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Dimensions recently provided The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) with some epaulettes for their paramedics and ranked ground crew.

Have you heard… Have you heard…

Have you heard…

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Dimensions will be exhibiting at the Professional Clothing Show in partnership with the Safety & Health Expo, at the ExCel London on 21st-23rd June 2016.

Sainsbury’s successful in-store colleague t-shirts for Sport Relief Sainsbury’s successful in-store colleague t-shirts for Sport Relief

Sainsbury’s successful in-store colleague t-shirts for Sport Relief

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For the fourth year, Dimensions was able to support supermarket Sainsbury’s with their in-store colleague t-shirts for the Sport Relief charity.

Asda’s Account Manager of the Year! Asda’s Account Manager of the Year!

Asda’s Account Manager of the Year!

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Dimensions are extremely proud to announce that our very own Commercial Manager, Kieran Pickavance, has been awarded the highly prestigious ‘Account Manager of the Year’ Award at the ASDA Annual GNFR Conference.

Bangladesh Shoebox Appeal Bangladesh Shoebox Appeal

Bangladesh Shoebox Appeal

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Dimensions has been supporting the Bangladesh Charity, Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation (GFSWO), for the past three years.

Record breaking fundraising day for Dimensions’ Purchasing team! Record breaking fundraising day for Dimensions’ Purchasing team!

Record breaking fundraising day for Dimensions’ Purchasing team!

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Friday 26th February was a record breaking fundraising day at Dimensions, with a staggering £11,092 raised for our chosen charities, Cancer Research UK and Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation.

Dimensions Dare to Win New Netto Uniform Range Dimensions Dare to Win New Netto Uniform Range

Dimensions Dare to Win New Netto Uniform Range

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After 4 years away from the UK, Netto announced their plans to return through a joint venture with Sainsbury’s in June 2014.

Fantastic start to 2016 fundraising at Dimensions Fantastic start to 2016 fundraising at Dimensions

Fantastic start to 2016 fundraising at Dimensions

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Friday 29th January was a fantastic fundraising day at Dimensions with £3,182.51 being raised for our chosen charities Cancer Research and Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation.

My Local My Local

My Local

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It was back in September 2015 when we first heard about a new convenience chain that would soon be hitting our high street.

Cooking up a storm with Waitrose Cooking up a storm with Waitrose

Cooking up a storm with Waitrose

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Dimensions have been providing uniform to Waitrose’s 62,000 wearers for more than 20 years, including their most recent ventures; cookery schools.

Paris fabric fair report: Spring 2016 Paris fabric fair report: Spring 2016

Paris fabric fair report: Spring 2016

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Spring Summer 2016 may seem a while away, but in the fashion design world, it is only around the corner.

Charity in-store colleague t-shirts are a big success Charity in-store colleague t-shirts are a big success

Charity in-store colleague t-shirts are a big success

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As well as providing a fully managed service for our clients, Dimensions are able to assist with any special promotional garments required for events such as Christmas campaigns or charity events.

Calf coats keep out the chill for Sainsbury’s Calf coats keep out the chill for Sainsbury’s

Calf coats keep out the chill for Sainsbury’s

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We love to be able to help our customers wherever we can, and when one of our clients needed help with their livestock, we took a stroll into the unknown.

Dimensions have done it again… Dimensions have done it again…

Dimensions have done it again…

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Fresh from receiving two awards at the GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland for their involvement in the support of Haven PTS manufacturing in Scotland, Dimensions received another accolade at the GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards held recently in Manchester.

Dimensions delighted to be finalists at the National GO Awards 2015/2016! Dimensions delighted to be finalists at the National GO Awards 2015/2016!

Dimensions delighted to be finalists at the National GO Awards 2015/2016!

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Dimensions are thrilled to announce that we are finalists for two awards at The National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16.

Are you coming to ‘Meet the Buyer’? Are you coming to ‘Meet the Buyer’?

Are you coming to ‘Meet the Buyer’?

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Dimensions will be attending the brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ Professional Clothing Show networking event on the 3rd March 2015 at the London Marriott Hotel, Regents Park.

Dimensions and Tesco take a trip down memory lane at Goodwood Revival festival Dimensions and Tesco take a trip down memory lane at Goodwood Revival festival

Dimensions and Tesco take a trip down memory lane at Goodwood Revival festival

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Tesco sponsored the Goodwood Revival festival again this year, and Dimensions were on hand once more to assist the retailer by providing some very special nostalgic uniform outfits.

Tis the season to wear jumpers! Tis the season to wear jumpers!

Tis the season to wear jumpers!

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Dimensions would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Dimensions Double Celebration! Dimensions Double Celebration!

Dimensions Double Celebration!

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Dimensions had a hugely successful evening on the 21st October, picking up 2 awards at the Go Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2014/15.

ASBCI Student Design Award 2014 ASBCI Student Design Award 2014

ASBCI Student Design Award 2014

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The Professional Clothing Awards 2014 had a new award this year; the ASBCI Student Design Award.

Welcome to the new look Dimensions website. Welcome to the new look Dimensions website.

Welcome to the new look Dimensions website.

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We have been developing and improving the site over the past few months to include new features such as our company facts page, timeline and latest news, which will keep you informed of all our company activity.

Dimensions help RBS celebrate their Scottish heritage Dimensions help RBS celebrate their Scottish heritage

Dimensions help RBS celebrate their Scottish heritage

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The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games got off to a fantastic start with its colourful Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 23rd July and Dimensions feel very fortunate to have played a part in helping our customer The Royal Bank of Scotland, commemorate the sporting occasion in style.

Le Grand Départ Le Grand Départ

Le Grand Départ

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The Tour de France started in Yorkshire this Summer and Dimensions were thrilled to provide our services as part of the world's largest annual sporting event.

Dimensions invests in designers of the future Dimensions invests in designers of the future

Dimensions invests in designers of the future

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2014 marks the third year that Dimensions worked with Windsor C of E Middle School in Uttoxeter for a Design and Technology module.

Heritage and Innovation are part of our DNA Heritage and Innovation are part of our DNA

Heritage and Innovation are part of our DNA

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On the 1st and 2nd April 2014, Dimensions exhibited at the Professional Clothing Show held at the NEC in Birmingham, showcasing our new and innovative design corporatewear concepts of the future.

New UK manufacturing route for Dimensions New UK manufacturing route for Dimensions

New UK manufacturing route for Dimensions

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Dimensions are excited to unveil that we have embarked upon a new manufacturing route in the UK, working with Haven PTS to produce garments for one of our NHS customers.

Dimensions collaborate with leading UK design agency HemingwayDesign Dimensions collaborate with leading UK design agency HemingwayDesign

Dimensions collaborate with leading UK design agency HemingwayDesign

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In 2011, Dimensions paired up with leading British designers Gerardine Hemingway MBE, Wayne Hemingway MBE, the HemingwayDesign team and upcycling company Worn Again, to design and manufacture the McDonald’s uniform.