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Smart Company Jackets this winter

With only 2 weeks till Christmas, the winter chill has definitely arrived. It can sometimes be difficult to create a smart and sophisticated look when wrapping up from the cold weather but with our corporate jackets your uniform can look pristine and well presented, whilst still keeping you warm.

Corporate jackets this winter

Company Jackets this winter

Our Lindale trench coat is a great example and the design has incorporated latest fashion developments to keep up to date with fashion trends, such as in the new Armani autumn/winter collection of corporate coats.

Ideal for staff that are out on the road, sales teams and events, we can offer an ideal corporate jacket for your staff both the ladies Lindale and matching men’s whipcord coat.

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Magnum Strider field-tested for water resistance

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Magnum Strider Boot

A police Constable in the North reviewed our brand new Magnum Strider boots for a week whilst completing the tough day to day duties that police officers face. Hot off the press from our Magnum strider shoe, our boots are set to be a complete success.

Here’s what he had to say about the excellent waterproofing qualities of the magnum Strider boot.

“During the week long test, there was one day of continuing heavy rainfall. I had the pleasure of having to walk through a couple of fields which were extremely saturated. I was the only one who came out of the other end with dry feet; I took great pleasure of explaining the benefits of the Strider boot’s technology to my colleagues.”

This technology is that of the Ion mask which offers a breathable and waterproof covering that allows the boot to repel water, dirt and chemicals whilst being easy to clean and be quick drying.

For more information on our Magnum shoes and boots or if you are interested in providing your own review, please call us on 08450 66 66 99 – we’d love to hear from you!

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Full Page Parking Review Feature for winter accessories!

The winter snow began to fall in Scotland over the weekend and it may just be coming our way. Enjoy Keltic Clothing’s full page parking review feature which gives plenty of ideas to help civil enforcement officer uniforms this winter. We have introduced our brand new coiled snow grips which are ten times as effective along with our new Patrol Mitt.

civil enforcement officer uniform

Civil enforcement officer uniform help this winter

Civil Enforcements Officers have to carry on working whatever the weather; we hope our brand new winter accessories are an ideal addition to the civil enforcement officer uniform.

These items can be found on our Uniform Department page, and the first 50 local authorities to call will qualify for a FREE SAMPLE of the brand new Patrol Mitt – call 08450 66 66 99 and ask for Vicki for further details.

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West Midlands SCP Trade Fair – A great Success!

Last week Keltic attended the West Midlands Regional group meeting in Solihull.  Alongside the meeting we took part in a Trade Fair with a few more school Crossing Patrol uniform suppliers.  This was a great idea, hosted by Coral Holloway of Dudley Metropolitan Council held at Solihull Council.  We can’t thank Coral and Kim Stone from Solihull Council enough for their hospitality!

School Crossing Patrol Clothing

School Crossing Patrol Uniform Draw

We had some great feedback on some of our school crossing patrol wear, for example, really positive comments on our waterproof black SCP gloves and the cupcakes went down really well.  Keltic held a prize draw to win a bottle of Champagne. Our Director David Barry gave us the honour of pulling the lucky name out of the box.  Congratulations to the lucky winner, Tina Green from Worcestershire County Council.

We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended for making us feel welcome and all the positive feedback we received, we hope to see you all again soon!

Don’t forget our festive offer of a FREE wearer trial of any of our school crossing patrol clothing, please call Serena or Laura on 08450 66 66 99 to arrange your free trial.

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Paul Smith wins top fashion prize

We are delighted to hear that the fashion designer and all-round legend Sir Paul Smith is to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design Award. Given last year to Alexander McQueen, Sir Paul will pick up this award at the British Fashion Awards.

Sir Paul is famous for his quintessentially British tailoring, and it is his amazing eye for detail that sets his suiting apart. We take huge inspiration from Sir Paul and many of our recent corporate suits developments such as our new linings showing a map of Europe and the ruffled back panel detail on our latest ladies jacket are a respectful nod to recent Paul Smith collections.

Sir Paul, who was knighted in 2000, said his success is due to two qualities often overlooked in fashion “organisation and being down to earth”. He said “The thing I’m most proud of out of anything is continuity. I’m reliable, polite and I deliver clothes on time that are well-made at the right price”. Modest as ever! We agree wholeheartedly with this statement and believe that a uniform suit that is well made and delivered on time is the strongest foundation that a uniform suits supplier can have.  We look to recreate some of Sir Paul Smith’s magic in the uniform suits world, with a traditional work ethic, reliable service and delivery, and a keen eye for design and detail.

Uniform suit inspired

New Corporate suit lining

Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design include Dame Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones.

For further corporate suit fashion news, keep posted!

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Champagne Draw at the Road Safety GB 2011 Conference

As you know this year, Keltic attended the Road safety GB Conference in Chester.  The seminars included lots of really interesting topics such as Speed and wider Road Safety topics.  We had a great time at the Exhibition too!

Keltic held a prize draw to win a Magnum of Champagne, and Alan Kennedy who is the Chair Road Safety GB and Road Safety manager at Durham County council gave us the honour of pulling the name out of the box.

Champagne Draw Winner

The lucky winner of our “Win a Magnum of Champagne” Business Card Competition was Clair George who is the Road Safety Officer at Peterborough City Council.  Clair has kindly sent us over a photograph of her with her rather large bottle of champagne as a thank you.

Thanks again to everyone who attended and made the day a great success!

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The holy grail of school crossing patrol gloves? You tell us!

We’ve been travelling up and down the country talking to school crossing patrol staff and road safety officers and managers, and a key piece of feedback we’ve received is that no one is able to find a waterproof glove that keeps patrols hands warm and dry but doesn’t cost the earth.

 

New School Crossing Patrol Glove

We think we may have found the answer. We’ve just introduced a brand new glove that costs less than £10 and is waterproof, breathable, really comfortable and has a great grip on the palm. A number of local authorities are trialing it currently with good feedback so far. If you’d like to join them, please call Serena or Laura in our School Crossing Patrol Department on 08450 66 66 99.

 

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Road Safety GB Conference

To everyone who attended the Road Safety GB conference in Chester last week, we would like to thank you for a fantastic 2 days!

Road Safety GB Conference

The conference was very informative and the speakers were superb (the food and entertainment at the dinner was also superb!).  It was great to talk to you all in the exhibition – we really enjoyed meeting everyone and taking part.  Our STOP sign cupcakes created a bit of a buzz too – check out our photos!!

School Crossing Patrol Cupcakes

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BRAKE road safety week in the West Midlands

We’re very proud of our Corporate Partnership with BRAKE who as you know this week have launched Road Safety Week! Road Safety week is an annual event, now in its 15th Year.

Young people, victims of young drivers crashes and emergency services are launching Road Safety week through demonstrations showing the horror of road crashes.

We put a significant amount of our profits back in to road safety. we’re delighted to be able to help Brake to achieve their objectives of cutting road deaths and injuries.

Casualty statistics revealed by Brake today show that a young person is killed on Roads in the West Midlands every week.  Every 18 hours, a young person suffers a serious injury that in many cases can be life changing.  There are 4 main causes of road deaths concerning young people are drink, drugs, speed and seatbelts.

Families in the West Midlands who have lost loved ones in devastating young driver crashes are calling for action on the biggest killer of young people at the launch of Road Safety Week.

BRAKE is demanding government action to tackle these needless casualties.  They are doing this by highlighting evidence that “graduated driver licensing”, including a minimum learning to drive period, and restrictions for novices, would prevent 200 deaths and thousands of injuries each year.

Emergency services, local authorities, colleges and other agencies are taking part in the Week to get the message across about the horror of road crashes.  Keltic are urging everybody to get involved, to find out more about how to get involved, please follow the link below:

Guidance for organisations

To find out more about BRAKE, Read Brake’s campaign calls.

 

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Prismatic Tape – The Only Option When it Comes to Safety?

As we all know, it’s Road Safety Week, and as a corporate partner of Brake, we’ll be blogging all week in support of the fantastic work they do. At Keltic, we put a significant amount of our profits back in to road safety. In line with Brake’s road safety messages, we thought we would take this opportunity to highlight some new reflective tape technology that we feel should be more widely used in our industry.

Our School Crossing Patrol do such a great job keeping our children safe, and their high visibility jackets obviously contribute to this. What we find exciting is that a new garment tape technology – prismatic tape – is now available which allows wearers to be seen up to 7 times further away than glass bead tape. Glass bead tape is the older, less reflective ‘plain’ looking silver tape that can still be seen on many garments.

Just as exciting is the fact that prismatic tape also retains its reflectivity for the lifetime of the garment and gives exceptional performance in the rain. With the older technology (glass bead), tests show that the glass beads wear off over time and with washing, so the reflective values drop dramatically after wearing and washing which is clearly a concern.

The reflectiveness of glass bead tape is also dramatically reduced in the rain. At last week’s Road Safety GB conference, we demonstrated how glass bead tape ‘blacks out’ in areas where rain hits it. With the amount of rain we get in this country, and the fact that school crossing patrol staff work in all weathers, that’s also a concern.

With this in mind, should all School Crossing Patrol’s be wearing  Prismatic Tape?

 

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