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Grahame Gardner makes new appointment

Grahame Gardner makes new appointment

A leading Leicester-based workwear provider has strengthened its team with an important new appointment.


Grahame Gardner, based on London Road, has welcomed Sophie Kinchin (24) as a product development coordinator.

Sophie, who comes into what is a brand-new role for the company, has a background in fashion design. She started her own brand before developing socks and hosiery for a supplier to high street names and then moved into childrenswear and womenswear for a Midlands based fashion brand.

Sophie said:

“I am so pleased to be starting my new role here at Grahame Gardner at what is a really exciting time for the company. It’s a whole new product area for me to get stuck into but I’m enjoying it and thrilled to be able to bring my knowledge of design but also clothing manufacture into the role.

“I am responsible for ensuring that Grahame Gardner is putting together new and exciting ranges for our customers, that we are always refreshing the ranges and finding new products that we think our customers will love. Design and innovation is so important to me and I’m working very closely with colleagues across the company to ensure a smooth transition from concept to market. It’s a great, creative role that means we are constantly innovating.

“I have always had a love of fashion design, initially as just a hobby, so to be in the position of pursuing this passion as a career is fantastic. I’m looking forward to what is to come!”

Founded in 1906, family run Grahame Gardner has grown to become one of the UK’s leading uniform specialists, catering for a diverse range of sectors including healthcare, veterinary, hospitality and spa wear.

Sarah Lowe, group operations director at Grahame Gardner, said:

“As a company, we have a long proud history, but it is vital we continue to modernise and innovate, keeping aware of our markets and importantly what our customers want from their workwear. The appointment of Sophie helps us to do this more effectively and really strengthens our offering.

“We are delighted to welcome her to the Grahame Gardner family!”

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