Fast-growing Clothes2order has recruited six people who take the firm’s workforce to more than 50, with further appointments in the pipeline.
Clothes2order’s latest recruitment drive has seen the creation of a direct sales force, while the firm has also bolstered its web development and production teams.
The appointments mean employee numbers now stand at 53, up from 28 a year ago.
Clothes2order, which supplies clothing for uniforms, promotions and events, expects to take on around 12 more employees before the end of 2014 to keep pace with growing demand.
The business, based at Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, supplies polo shirts, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and other clothing to more than 10,000 businesses, clubs and societies, in addition to individual customers.
Clients include hotels, pub and restaurant chains, retailers, tradesmen and technology firms, and range from start-ups to multi-national giants such as Google and Skype.
The latest recruits include Emma Martin, 26, and Jamie Travis, 22, who are the first members of Clothes2order’s new direct sales team, and web developer Phil Dawson, 28.
The direct sales team marks a new phase in the firm’s expansion, as Clothes2order has until now been a purely e-commerce operation, taking orders via its website.
Emma and Jamie will handle key accounts for the business and will focus on attracting new corporate clients nationwide.
Managing director Michael Conway, pictured, said: “The business is growing rapidly following significant investment over the past year in technology and equipment to enhance our product ranges, capacity and the service we provide to our customers.
“The latest additions mean our workforce has nearly doubled in the past 12 months and we will be recruiting further across our production, sales and marketing operations during the rest of this year.
“We are constantly seeking new routes to market, and the creation of a direct sales team takes us in a new strategic direction.
“It’s especially gratifying to be able to nurture young talent, and we look forward to helping these enthusiastic and highly-motivated individuals to build successful careers in the business.”
Clothes2order is the fastest-growing part of Quayside Group, a £4.4m-turnover business which also runs a wholesale division.
Last autumn, Clothes2order produced its millionth customised uniform. Since then, the figure has rocketed to nearly 1.5million.
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