Friday, 6 July 2012

Work Experience

Pictured: Nigel, Carra, Hetty and Ellie
Perry Uniform welcomed two bright young sparks from Fulneck School in Pudsey and  Skipton Girls Grammar this week to engage in five days of work experience. Hetty and Ellie had the opportunity to design and make their own fitted blazers in the factory, where they displayed great enthusiasm. Supported by Carra, the two girls documented their progress by writing a daily diary which they then presented to staff at Perry Uniform, teachers and parents at the end of the week. They also produced a powerpoint presentation containing photographs of their activity throughout the manufacturing process.
We hope that their exposure to the workplace has opened their eyes to the Textiles industry and provided them with a lasting impression so that they can look forward to their future careers.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

'The goose that laid the golden egg'

To the outside observer school uniform may be regarded as the goose that lay the golden egg. In this article, Bernard Bunting, Managing Director of leading School uniform manufacturer and retailer, Perry Uniform, outlines some of the challenges that suggest a silver lining may be closer to the truth.

For the full article click here.

Monday, 21 May 2012

New Captain steps off the first tee in style

Eric Hadfield, the new incoming Captain of The Northern Golf Club
When Ric Thompson, Bursar at Liverpool College, came upon Perry’s stand at the Independent School Bursar’s Association Annual Conference recently, he was struck by our Made in England stripe blazer.
Could we make a special club blazer for him, as the outgoing Captain of The Northern Golf Club, to present to Eric Hadfield, the new incoming Captain, at their annual dinner in 7 days time?

Always keen to rise to the challenge, Perry designed and manufactured the illustrated blazer from 100% wool cloth within 48 hours! Commenting Ric said “The blazer I handed to our new captain was received with surprise and wonderment – a great success.”

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


Congratulations to the cast of Matilda on winning 7 Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House, London last night (April 15 2012). Among the awards was Best Actress for the quartet of young stars playing the title character, Matilda. Perry Uniform are proud to have designed and made the school uniform for the cast of this hugely popular West End musical.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Leeds Ahead

Nigel Jackson, Operational Controller of Perry Uniform accompanies Carra Grieve at Swallow Hill Community College
Perry Uniform were invited by Leeds Ahead, a social enterprise based in Leeds, to join other Leeds based employers - Lloyds Banking Group, Farnell and Arena, to offer a careers open day to Year 10 and 11 students from the fast improving Swallow Hill Community College (SHCC).

SHCC is based in Armley, close to the Perry Uniform distribution centre, where a high proportion of students are housed in areas of significant deprivation and 49% of students are living in an area ranked in the top 10% most deprived areas in England (IMD). One of the headline speakers was Perry staff member, Carra Grieve, recently anointed Leeds City Council apprentice of the Year. Carra talked about her first 18 months in work after leaving Leeds West Academy in 2010.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Announcing the new Eaton Square School Cricket Kit

Eaton Square School is introducing a new cricket kit which is to be worn by boys in Year 4 to Year 8. Samples are in production and will be available to see at the school shortly. Illustrations of the final designs are:

In the summer term of 2012 it will be compulsory for all Year 4 boys to wear the cricket uniform, whilst it will be compulsory for the remaining year groups in 2013. A Perry Uniform Representative will be at Eaton Square School on Wednesday 29th February to measure boys in Year 4 to determine the sizes required. A letter will be sent home that evening advising you on the sizes you will need to order. To ensure you get your cricket kit for the beginning of the summer term, orders must be placed by Wednesday 7th March.

Delivery of your order will be arriving during the Easter holidays. If your child is in Year 5 to Year 8 and you would like them to have the new cricket kit for this summer please can you either contact customer services on 0113 238 9520 or email Our sizing representative will make sure they measure your son on the 29th February.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Leeds City Council Apprentice of the Year 2012

Carra is pictured being presented with her award by Sue Price the Divisional Apprenticeship Director of the National Apprenticeship Service
A delighted Carra Grieve was thrilled to be awarded Apprentice of the Year at a gala dinner among 200 guests at Leeds Civic Centre last night.

Having joined Perry Uniform directly on completing GCSE’s at Leeds West Academy Carra was awarded an apprenticeship which combined on the job training facilitated by external training providers as part of the Government’s Apprenticeship programme. Carra is now continuing her training at Perry as a garment technologist.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sparks of enthusiasm at Great Houghton School

Jane Lancaster-Adlam (daughter of the Rev Lancaster, founder of Kimbolton Fireworks) has teamed up with Craig Gibbs to breathe new life into this well established Northamptonshire school where the inquisitive enthusiasm of its pupils was rewarded with a visit to their uniform manufacturer. The Year 9 Young Enterprise Class had a tour of the factory and saw their school blazers passing down the machine line. They also experienced some of the skill required to cut their stripe cloth so that the stripes on the pockets line up with the stripes on the jacket.

One of the pupils commented; “Thank you Sir. I want to run a business in the future and today I have been given an idea of what it involves”