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New uniform wear – The Patrol Shirt

We’ve recently launched our brand new Patrol Shirt, ideal for the spell of warm weather we are having at the moment. Pete, a Police Constable based in Scotland shares his thoughts on the brand new uniform wear he has worn as a trial over the past week:

 

“I have been given another product for review by the fantastic people at Keltic Clothing. The product this time around is their newly developed Patrol Shirt. It is designed for uniform and security personnel and uses technology often found in sportswear in that it is made of moisture wicking fabric, drawing moisture away from the body.

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The product is available in both Black and White, retailing from Keltic Clothing for £15.95 per unit. Moving away from the moisture wicking fabric for a moment, the shirt clearly has some important features, making it attractive for active personnel. It features epaulettes on each shoulder which make it easy for the user to attach identifiable numbers or letters. They are secured to the shirt by means of a small piece of velcro. The fabric is such that small holes could be made if required for the numbers to be attached. 

 

Moving to the main body of the shirt. It has two radio loops near to the chest area. They would be suitable for attaching a torch or any other piece of equipment required.

 

The shirt also feature two small pockets, one on each sleeve. I found that they were quite neatly positioned just near to the bottom of the sleeve, meaning that if the wearer had on body armour or some other form of sleeveless jacket, the pen pockets would always be accessible. Both of the pen pockets were split into two. 

 

We thought that we would wear the product as a normal, everyday shirt, thereafter wear it whilst carrying out some fitness training to truly test out the moisture wicking capabilities.

 

I thought that wearing the shirt whilst doing some cycling would give a true indication of the shirts capabilities for taking moisture away from the body. I went cycling for an hour and did sweat a considerable amount. I was keen to see what the reaction of the fabric would be. To try and copy the fact that most wearers of the Patrol Shirt will have on a vest or body armour of some sort, I wore a cycling jacket over the product to try and simulate the other layer. 

 

I found that all of the moisture produced went straight from the body and into the fabric, without dripping off onto other clothing, making things uncomfortable. After the cycle had finished, the product remained free from any odours and any moisture dried in very quickly. 

 

Overall, I was very satisfied with the performance of the Patrol Shirt and its moisture wicking capabilities. It would be an excellent choice to keep personnel cool during long summer days especially with other items worn on top”.

 

 

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Neath Port Talbot’s brand new warden uniforms with Keltic

Having recently supplied a full warden uniform order for Neath Port Talbot, we were delighted to receive great feedback and photos of the guys in their new gear.

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Moving away from their black warden uniforms of previous years, their brand new warden uniforms are having a great impact.

“The feedback that I have had from the staff, now that they have been wearing the enforcement uniform a couple of months is really good they are all very happy with the quality of the kit. The coats and Strider boots in particular are very impressive. We have also had some positive feedback from the public in that we are more visible now we have moved away from a mainly black warden uniform”

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For further information on our enforcement uniforms, or if you would like to share photos of your staff in a new uniform supplied by us, then call Vicki on 01922 616 999.

 

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Parkex 2012 – the Winners!

Throughout the two days at Parkex, on our security clothing stand we ran competitions for both the golden ticket and champagne draw. We are happy announce the winners of these with some great photos!

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Gary McArdle our golden ticket winner

The Golden Ticket was won on the second day by Mr Gary McArdle, Regional Manager at Britannia Parking. He was delighted to find the golden ticket hidden in his pink cupcake and was awarded with the great prize of a Kindle.

The Champagne draw revealed Emma Powell to be our winner, Parking Manager at Colchester Council leading authority for North Essex Parking Partnership. A Magnum bottle of champagne is on its way to her!

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Champagne Draw

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to our stand over the two days and the great feedback we have received on our new parking and security clothes!

For further information on security clothing and equipment, speak with Vicki Whitbrook on 01922 616999.

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Day Two – Feedback on our staff uniform so far…

Half way through day 2 and we have been inundated with even more great feedback on our staff uniforms.

 

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Patrol Shirt at Parkex 2012

Our brand new Patrol Shirt has been quoted as being a ‘great concept’ an ‘ideal easy care uniform that’s both fresh and new for the Parking market’. We agree that it is certainly an innovative product and allows CEOs to embrace their job with more comfort and movability.

Our staff uniform, the brand new ParkVest, has received similar reviews. Being another innovative idea for CEOs to help distribute the weight of equipment, and also great fabric quality with ideal breathability for the summer.

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ParkVest – innovation at Parkex 2012

Please continue to visit our Keltic Corporate Clothing stand D42 at Parkex 2012 during the day – we look forward to receiving even more great feedback.

 

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Keep the feedback coming on stand D42 at Parkex

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!

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See our parking uniforms at stand D42 today!

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Keltic’s pink traffic wardens next to our famous cup cakes

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.

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Organising the Magnum Strider water demo

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.

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Come see our brand new Patrol Shirt next week at Parkex

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.

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Uniforms for security

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.

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Vicki to run the Manchester Marathon this April

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.

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The all new ParkVest – see our latest innovation at Parkex!

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.

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Security clothing and equipment at Parkex

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!

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Come see us at Parkex this April – you may even win a prize!

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!

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Ideal enforcement uniform

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.

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Warden uniform

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!

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