Bringing The Entire Professional Clothing Industry Together 

With over 300 buyers, suppliers and distributors from all over the world, The Professional Clothing Awards 2017 took place at the Intercontinental Hotel – O2, on Wednesday 21st June to celebrate the latest innovations and achievements in our dynamic industry.

During an opulent award ceremony, hosted by Kanya King, MBE, Sophie Smith and Reuben Lynch we were delighted to welcome Mr Jorge Costa Oliveira – Secretary of State of Internationalisation, Mr César Araújo – President of ANIVEC (National Association of Clothing and Apparel Industry) and CEO of CALVELEX, Mr Manuel Carlos – Chairman of APICCAPS, Mr Manuel Teixeira – CEO of CENIT and Ms Maria de Fátima Gonzalez, Minister-Counsellor / Deputy Head of Mission for the Portuguese Embassy – representing the Ambassador of Portugal and many more to join us in announcing the winners and highly commended of the 2017 awards after months of speculation:

PPE Innovation of The Year 2017 

Winner: Magnum – Elite Shield Met Boot

Suppliers, Distributors and Manufacturer Awards

  • Best Managed Contract for


Winner: Cooneen – Ministry of Defence

Highly Commended: Incorporatewear – Virgin Atlantic

Highly Commended: Tailored Image – Go Ahead Group


Winner: Fashionizer Ltd – L’Oscar Hotel

Highly Commended: Jermyn Street Design – Titan Airway

  • Best Stock Design for 

Corporate Clothing

WIinner: Incorporatewear – EasyJet Cabin Crew 

Highly Commended: OfficeTeam – William Hill

Highly Commended: Incorporatewear – RBS Group

  • Best Fabric and Fibre Innovation

Winner: Carrington – Flamestat Satin

Highly Commended:  Portwest – Glowtex

Highly Commended:  Carrington – Flametougher 280AS

  • Best IT Innovation and Website

Winner: Hunter Apparel

Highly Commended: Badgemaster

Highly Commended: Arco

  • Best Catalogue

Winner: Rockfall

Highly Commended: Portwest

Highly Commended: Clubclass

  • Best Manufacturer/Distributor

Winner: Cintas/Calvelex

Highly Commended: Cooneen

Highly Commended: Badgemaster 

  • Best Innovation in Safety Footwear

Winner: Rockfall

  • Made in UK Awards 2017

Winner: Tailored Image – Bullitt Belfast

Highly Commended: Cooneen – Law Enforcement Armour

Industry Recognition Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners: John MBE and Vicky Bancroft

Winner: Jacqueline Sioen-Zoete

  • Long Service to the Textile Industry

Winner: Charandass Sohal

Winner: Jeff Banks CBE

  • Woman of the Year 2017

Winner: Jacqueline Sioen-Zoete

Runner up: Cindy McNaull

  • Man of the Year 2017

Winners: Richard and Matthew Noon

Runner up: Jeff Banks CBE

Runner up: Roger Startin

  • Thank You Awards 2017

Vienne Westwood

Paul Costelloe

Debbie Astell

Jeff Banks CBE

Yvette Ashby

Business Manager Awards

  • Business Manger of The Year 2017

Winner: Arco/Hull City of Culture

Highly Commended: Jermyn Street Design/Great Western Railway

Highly Commended: Incorporatewear/EasyJet

The Professional Clothing Awards team would like to say congratulations and a huge thank you to all those who entered and attended the awards. We hope you all had a fabulous time and we look forward to seeing you again next year at The Intercontinental Hotel – O2, on Wednesday 20th June 2018.