We recently wrote a blog post about Wear It Pink 2015. It’s a charity day that aims to raise money for breast cancer research. It’s a cause that many of us have some connection to, and so the staff here at Keltic were more than happy to get involved. In our blog post the other day we told you that we’d update you with the total raised for the day. Well… we’ve totalled it up and we raised £69.22! Even though it doesn’t seem like a huge amount, we’re thrilled with this. This is because we know that with thousands of businesses getting involved, each little contribution adds to a huge sum of money for an amazing cause.
Wear It Pink in New Zealand!
We’ve also received some amazing photos from the other side of the globe! Louise is currently on her honeymoon and wore pink for the day to get involved even though she’s not here with us. We’re sharing some of her photos with you (with her permission of course) and it’s safe to say we’re just a little bit green eyed with those incredible views.
We all hope she’s having an amazing time and look forward to welcoming her back next month.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled
After the success of this charity day we are thinking ahead to the next one so watch this space, we’ll be back with more soon!
Did you get involved with Wear It Pink? We’d love to read your comments about the day. And as always if you have any enquiries with Keltic just give us a ring on 08450 66 66 99. Alternatively make an online enquiry here.
October is breast cancer awareness month and today we’ve all got together and worn something pink to support Wear It Pink. This charity organises a day whereby businesses and schools all over the country wear pink in order to generate money and awareness for breast cancer research. All of us know people and families affected by cancer, so today was a great chance for us to raise some money for a cause that we truly believe in. Read on to see Keltic Wear it Pink!
Wear it Pink!
Over the weekend there has been a staff wedding! You may well be familiar with the blushing bride, Louise, as she is a key member of our corporate clothing department. She does a wonderful job here at Keltic and the whole team is thrilled for here. I’m sure you’ll all agree that both her and her new husband looked beautiful on their big day!
Now that winter is approaching, it’s the perfect time to let you all know about our new ladies Funeral Overcoat. This beautifully tailored overcoat will make you look sharp and sophisticated, whilst ensuring that you are warm and snug during the colder season.
Ladies Funeral Overcoat
We keep a large range of stock in a wide range of sizes. For this reason it’s quick and easy to arrange for free samples to be sent to you for your staff to try on. This is something that we’ve always done, and feel that this way you can ensure you’re going to be totally happy with your purchase. We will even collect the samples back from you at a time that is convenient! If you decide to order some samples, rest assured there’s no commitment to purchase anything, unless of course you fall head over heels for this stunning overcoat (which we’re certain you will). So just give us a call and one of our sales advisors will be delighted to help you.
Funeral Overcoat Round Two
Psst… we’ll let you in to a little secret… there’s also a new men’s funeral overcoat launching soon so keep an eye out!
Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event and is aimed at raising awareness about the part we can play in preventing tragedies and making roads safer!
As you may well know, Keltic are huge supporters of road safety training. We think that it is vital that children have this education in order that they learn how to safely navigate roads. Unfortunately every year many children are involved in collisions. Many of these could be prevented if the child was more aware of their actions and potential consequences. Teaching children about these things during the course of road safety training can drastically reduce the chance of a child being involved in such collisions.
Road Safety Week Competition
Anything that we can do to support Road Safety Week, we are more than happy to do. This year we thought that it would be appropriate to run a competition, the winner of which will receive one of our Street Feet kits. These kits facilitate the kind of training that we are talking about. They model real life roads, with role-play tabards that help children understand crossings, lights and signs. They also includes destination mats which allow children to practice route planning and road navigation.
Street Feet Kit
How To Enter
For further details on the competition and how to enter then just give us a call on 08450 666699. And if you have any enquiries about the kit or about anything else for that matter, you can make them here.
It’s Chocolate Week! What a time to be alive! We’ve only just found this exciting fact out, and are gleefully celebrating this glorious occasion by eating our weight in delicious… yes you guessed it… chocolate. It turns out that everyone in the office has a different favourite when it comes to what kind of chocolate they go for. We thought it might be a fun idea, therefore, to put together a list of each department’s favourite type of chocolate! How will Warehouse compare to Design? What about Body Armour compared to Custom Ties? Find out below!
Chocolate Week: Staff Favourites
10 staff choices in random order:
Cadbury Wispa – Corporate Wear Department
Ferrero Rocher – Custom Ties Department
Snickers – Warehouse
Plain Dairy Milk – Parking & Uniform Department
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Design Department
Cadbury Bournville – Body Armour Department
Maltesers – Sewing & Alterations Department
Galaxy (plain, caramel & cookie) – School Crossing Patrol & Road Safety Department
Yorkie – Funeral Wear Department
Mars – Warehouse/Packing
So now you know some of our most loved chocolate. We wonder which is your favourite out of the list there. Comment below!
If you’d like more information about chocolate week you can click here!
When choosing uniforms an important factor to consider is what colour to go for. Colour can play a major role in the look of your uniforms and your overall company image. Below are our top 5 considerations when choosing your work uniform.
Work Uniform Colour: Some Pointers
- What are your corporate colours? This is the first point to consider when deciding uniform colour. Remember, there are different ways to use colour – if you can’t source suits or shirts in your company colour, you can use custom ties or company scarves as a low cost way to get your brand across. Below are some less obvious but equally important considerations.
- Approachability vs. Authority. Colour can play a big role on how approachable your staff appear. For example a pastel shade uniform can come across as more approachable to potential customers. Customer service staff need to regularly interact with the public and need to be approachable at all times. By using lighter shades this can appear more friendly and break down barriers. A direct comparison would be darker shades such as black and navy which can create a more of an “arms length” or authority look. This can be an advantage for the police and similar roles which benefit from demonstrating an authoritative presence.
- Do your staff’s job roles involve possible confrontation? If this is the case then darker shades as mentioned above are ideal to create an impression of authority. A study in Copenhagen reflects just this – by changing their uniforms from green to dark navy, attacks on parking attendants went down by 75%!
- Casual vs. Professional. Colours can also differentiate work uniforms to appear either casual or professional. Warmer, lighter or more fashionable colours can appear more casual and even give a “cooler” corporate image; however smart casual is a tricky thing to pull off. Alternatively darker shades such as navy, charcoal and pinstripes can create a more efficient, smart, professional image. This is something to consider as you will want your uniforms to reflect your company image.
- Consider how your staff will feel in the new uniform colour – The choice of fluorescent pink shirts might have looked good on the drawing board, but are your male staff going to be comfortable in this new look?
Find Out More
I hope this has been useful and something to bear in mind when looking for a work uniform. For further information on this subject leave a comment! If you’d like to speak to one of our staff directly about your uniform, we’d be delighted to help you out. Just call 08450 666699.
In an ideal world nobody would have to get themselves in a situation whereby they risk getting stabbed. Unfortunately this isn’t an ideal world, and many people do have to rely on stab proof vests when negotiating dangerous situations. No armour protects against everything, and there is no absolute guarantee of safety, but Stab Vests do actively protect you against attack from a blade or a spike.
Stab Proof Vests: How They Work
They are made from a composite material similar to Kevlar. It’s one of the strongest materials in existence. This is used in both bullet proof vests and stab proof vests, however both of these vests are totally different. A bullet vest will offer no protection against stab attack and a stab vest will not offer you protection against bullet attack. Kevlar is a very strong fibre which when woven together become even stronger and this combined strength makes it very difficult for a blade to penetrate.
A Pointer: When You Need a New Vest
Hopefully the person wearing the stab proof vest will be doing it out of precaution only and will not ever actually get stabbed. If, however, this does happen then the knife will be stopped by the weft of the fabric in the vest. The vest, however, will be damaged, as some of the fibres will be sliced. We strongly advise, therefore, that if your stab vest has been attacked once then it is prudent to get a new one as it will not offer the same level of protection second time around.
Make Sure Your Vest is Certified
The UK government rates the effectiveness of stab vests. The Home Office (HOSDB) sets standards for the amount of energy from a thrust that a body armour pack must withstand to come up to specification. You should always choose a stab vest that complies with the HOSDB publication guidelines. Doing so will mean that your staff are adequately protected. All of Keltic’s stab vests are CE marked and certified to KR1 and SP1 Home Office knife and spike resistance standards, including syringe and blunt trauma protection. Buying from us means piece of mind that your staff are as safe as possible.
You can see our range of stab vests here. Should you like to talk to one of our friendly staff members about your requirements, or if you would like to try out one of our vests for free, just call 08450 666699.
It’s hard to believe but Autumn and Winter are fast approaching. Soon we’ll all be wrapping up warm to head out into the cold. For people who work outside, the weather can make a big impact on their days, and according to the NHS website, their health, too. This means that it’s time to be thinking about warm winter jackets for your patrols.
Winter Jackets: Make the Right Choice
Our exclusive STOP range of winter jackets, both standard and superior, are the best choice when it comes to keeping your School Crossing Patrols warm and dry in the typical harsh British weather. Added details of higher collars for wind protection, enhanced velcro cuffs to lock in the warmth and longer length backtails for protection from splashes are just some of the highlights from a long list of added features enhancing our jackets. These additional features will ensure that your staff are comfortable and protected from the elements.
We keep a huge range of stock in a huge range of sizes. All are available on a next day service. What’s more is that we send out samples to customers who would like to try out their jackets before they commit to purchasing them. This service is totally free. Call us for more details. Our number is 08450 666699. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to give you more information.