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With only a couple of hours left we can’t believe how many of our great customers and new faces have visited our stand so far. Already we want to say a huge thank you to all the people who have given us fantastic feedback on our brand new security uniforms, the ParkVest and Patrol Shirt.
We have had really useful comments from the likes of Colchester Council, Bridgend Council, Swindon Council and many more, we have recieved great reviews and would like to thank everyone so far.
We’ve also had a great chat with Dartford Council, a very valued customer of ours. They even turned up in our Magnum Strider Boots! Photos of this to follow!
For more security uniforms, we are here till 5.30pm, come have a chat!
Half way through the day and we have already had some fantastic feedback on our brand new parking uniforms. Our pink traffic wardens will happily guide you our way to see for yourself our amazing parking uniform innovation.
We will shortly be demonstrating the great qualities of our Strider Shoe right on the stand, so dont miss out on further parking attendant uniform information.
Parking enforcement uniforms are what we pride ourselves on, come and see Vicki and Helena on our stand for a chat and we will happily assist.
In a matter of days we will be exhibiting at Parkex where we are very excited to introduce our brand new security uniforms, not yet seen by the public. Our milestone product this year will be our fantastic Patrol Shirt ideal uniforms for security and parking staff.
Our Patrol Shirt is a definite update to the traditional uniforms security staff wore in the 1960s widely known still as the classic Pilot Shirt. Our new Patrol Shirt looks like an upmarket poloshirt and shares many similarities with the high tech sports clothing worn by top athletes. This ground breaking shirt is made from a moisture wicking fabric that draws moisture away from the body when the wearer gets hot, and it has the required epaulettes for CEOs to display their individual CEO numbers.
This brand new garment belongs to our innovative Patrol Range which is at the cutting edge of parking and security uniforms both in terms of fabric and design.
Speak with Vicki Whitbrook for further information on security uniform innovations on 01922 616 999 or stop by and see us on our stand D42 next week.
Our very own Vicki Whitbrook will be competing in the Manchester marathon on the 29th of April, running for the great Christie Charity who raises funds to help provide additional services and undertake vital research for our cancer patients.
This 26.3mile run is not the first for Vicki who has regularly competed in cross country marathons for many years; this is her first full road marathon which she is hoping to complete in less than 4 hours!
To show your support you can sponsor Vicki via this link http://www.justgiving.com/vicki-whitbrook or call her on her direct dial 01922 616999 for further information.
With less than a week to go we couldn’t wait to shout about our brand new product we will be showcasing at Parkex. Our new security clothing garments are set to provide security and parking staff alike with fantastic quality and comfort during their working day.
Our ParkVest is based on the Police-issue Tactical Vest, but includes a number of specific pockets and add-ons for the special equipment staff carry. Our security clothes allow the weight to be spread evenly across the upper body for better comfort.
This also helps to prevent back pain, foot pain, and increase morale and deployment by decreasing sickness and absence. This is win-win for both staff and managers alike. The ParkVest even has specific pockets for a printer that allows a ticket to be issued without removing the printer from the pocket, PCN pockets, and the option to add a Klichfast docks for radios/bodycams.
Our Parkvest is a great update to traditional clothing security and parking staff traditionally wear and offers a great alterative to classic styles.
For further information on our security clothing and equipment call Vicki on 01922 616 999 or even better, visit us at Parkex stand D42 opposite the Parkex Cafe – we’d love to see you there!
Hot on the trends this month, the new corporate uniform this season is the shift dress, a simple design but packs in a lot of impact in the office. We are launching four brand new dresses this April ranging from classic designs to quirky modern chic styles, something for everyone to feel comfortable and confident in.
These are great alternatives to the two piece suit and ideal to keep cool this summer. We have matching men’s two piece suits which will easily coordinate with ladies office wear styles.
For further information on our corporate uniforms, speak with our corporate wear department to sample these great new items with free of charge collection and delivery – we look forward to hearing from you!
School crossing patrol wardens and their supervisors and managers do a great job keeping our children safe on the roads. At Keltic, it’s our job to help them.
To this end, we’re very excited to be able to offer jackets with Reflexite prismatic garment tape – which can be seen up to 7 times further away than the standard (glass bead) tape.
The difference between prismatic and glass bead tape can easily be seen in this photograph, and not only is prismatic tape much more reflective, it also retains this reflectivity for the lifetime of the garment, unlike glass bead tape where the glass beads wear off over time and therefore the tape loses reflectivity.
A final fact about glass bead tape is that it doesn’t reflect fully in the rain. We have a demonstration booth which we took to the Road Safety GB conference in Chester last year which shows how glass bead tape “blacks out” where raindrops fall on it. We think this is an issue, with the amount of rain we get in the UK (including today, it’s pouring down here in the Midlands!). Crucially, prismatic tape still reflects fully in the rain.
For all of the above reasons, should all school crossing patrols in the UK be in prismatic tape?
We are happy to announce we’ll be exhibiting at Parkex on the 17th and 18th of April where we will be showcasing our new parking and warden uniform innovations and running a competition throughout the two days to win a mystery prize!
Celebrating 10 years in parking this year, we will be holding a cupcake competition where hidden in our hundreds of birthday cakes will be two golden tickets. Come and visit us on our stand D42 opposite the Parkex cafe to be in with a chance of winning.
Our two day event won’t just be about eating tons of cakes! We will be launching two brand new enforcement uniform products not yet seen by anyone – the all new ParkVest and Patrol Shirt, both designed to improve the welfare, comfort and morale of parking staff. This will give us a great chance to test our new products on the front line and encourage feedback to help our warden uniforms evolve.
We value all the feedback we receive so come and visit us on our stand for a chat and a free cake; we will be inviting comments from visitors throughout the two days. For further information on the event and our exciting new enforcement uniforms, speak to Vicki Whitbrook on 01922 612999 – we look forward to seeing you there!
Spring has finally sprung and to welcome in this great season, Keltic is offering collection and delivery of samples on all of our corporate clothing garments completely FREE OF CHARGE.
Now is the time to be considering your staff uniforms for the coming summer months ahead so why not take advantage of our new offer available for a limited time only. We believe it’s essential to sample garments before committing to an order for a number of reasons, see our previous blog ‘Why try before you buy is a must’ for helpful advice!
Having been corporate clothing suppliers for over 10 years, we understand choosing a staff uniform can be a lengthy process and by providing samples this will help ease the pressure and ensure all staff are involved in the big decision.
For further information on our great offer, call us on 08450 66 66 99 – We look forward to hearing from you!
To keep all our valued customers up to date with the latest ranges, we will be launching our brand new corporate wear flyer today packed with information on our brand new range of knitwear.
We feel this is a great way to keep everyone up to date with our business uniform developments and keep in touch about exciting updates. This month we are focusing on knitwear, we may be nearing the season of spring but in most areas the chill of winter is still here.
Our brand new knitwear options are ideal to team up with existing business uniforms to add extra warmth and comfort until the sunshine and warmer weather is here to stay!
Watch this space for next month’s issue where we will be updating you on our brand new dresses due to launch in April.