Taylored Workwear Ltd. was founded in the year 2000.
The company was set up by Mrs Satwant Shelly Taylor after family health problems caused their local Company office to close.
Shelly has been associated with this type of business from childhood and it only seemed right for her to carry on with this type of work.
Shelly started as a sole trader working from a spare room in the family home which was soon out grown and subsequently moved to a larger site which could accommodate both the family, but also had the potential to grow the business.
After starting with a zero customer base through hard work and determination Shelly was very soon knocking on doors not only in the local Newtownabbey area, bit spreading further afield into the neighbouring counties and then into Southern Ireland.
The hard work and long hours started to show growth within the company and then employed its second member of staff and became limited. Originally out sourcing the embroidery process it seemed that the purchase of its own machine would be the next crucial step for the business and with quite a large investment in 2007 the Company purchased its first eight head machine. This brought the company into a new dimension, not only through the huge learning curve and the technicalities of embroidery but also that the company was now able to offer an even faster turnaround service for its growing customer base. In house embroidery also opened doors for a bespoke service which Taylored Workwear Ltd specialises in.
As Shelly travelled around the province word of mouth started to prove that it was a very important part of the business and it was not long before people from different aspects of business and sport where contacting Shelly and asking for her services. The company then expanded again with the purchase of its second eight head embroidery machine in 2010 and was also able to employ another member of staff, the investment now doubled production and provided a faster turnaround time.
With economic down turn affecting not only business’s but the public alike the decision was taken by Shelly to look further afield and with research was able to land a contract form a major truck manufacturer in England. This has proved to be a fruitful contract and Shelly supplies the whole of their dealer network in all of the UK , Southern Ireland and a channel island.
This again brought new challenges as they needed printed garments and subsequently Shelly made the decision to diversify into heat seal printing which is also now carried out in house. Although there is economic uncertainty not only here but across the world it is people like Shelly who continue to strive to get through this hard time and only in the last couple of months has been able to secure a contract with one Northern Irelands biggest growing companies, this has enabled her to take on another new member of staff.
Hard work, determination, and a bit of risk proves that there is hope, and whether it is the local ice cream van, coffee shop, hair dressers or the major players in local business Shelly is prepared to take it on.
Taylored Workwear, tailoring your Workwear needs.