Monday, 18 November 2013

Matilda cast kick-off Children in Need In their Perry Uniforms

The cast of the RSC's hit musical Matilda kicked off the annual BBC Children in Need on Friday hosted by Terry Wogan. The cast performed an exclusive medley of songs from the multi award winning show and displayed the true spirit of a wearing a Uniform. 
Catherine Mallyon, RSC Executive Director, said: “We are very proud to have been invited to open the BBC One broadcast of Children in Need this year. The whole company of Matilda The Musical has worked hard to rehearse a performance that we hope will charm audiences in the studio and across the country.”

Since 1980 Children in Need, the BBC’s UK charity has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disadvantaged and young people across the UK.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Financial Times unveil Perry’s part in the revived Yorkshire textile industry

“Mills hum to high-end order book” is the headline in a news story in the Financial Times today.  It records the resurgent textile industry of Yorkshire in which Perry Uniform and Perry Club play a prominent part.  What the FT calls “the power of heritage” has been the key to success as local textiles and clothing manufacturers appeal to the premium end of the market, a marketplace that appreciates the authenticity and history of the Yorkshire textile industry.  Perry Uniform and Perry Club are at the forefront of this trend.  The two brands are growing strongly, Perry was recently crowned Yorkshire Post Manufacturer of the Year 2013 and Bernard Bunting MD of Perry notes that the future looks bright

The FT highlights the school uniform business Perry Uniform, noting how effectively we have used the internet to find export markets.  “We have gone from a shop window looking out on Armley jail to a shop window looking out on the world,” said Mr Bunting. 

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Friday, 1 November 2013

Perry Win Yorkshire Post’s UK Manufacturer of the Year award 2013

Perry Uniform is delighted to have been awarded Yorkshire Post’s Manufacturer of the Year at the region’s top business awards ceremony, ‘The Business Oscars’.

The awards recognise companies that continue to grow and innovate, whatever the state of the economy. They further acknowledge and celebrate the strength and diversity of Yorkshire manufacturing. 

A new report claims that manufacturing textiles and clothing in the UK is once again commercially viable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable has lent his support to the UK textile manufacturing sector, saying he believes there is huge potential for the industry.

“There is scope for a manufacturing revival,” said Cable. “I sense that coming back, and we must encourage young people to visit factories to see it is not like their perceptions and realise they could build a career in manufacturing.”

Perry believes wholeheartedly in harnessing young talent and teaching the skill sets of textile manufacturing to aspiring young businessmen and women. Perry provides apprentice schemes, school visits and work experience with interns often landing themselves future job roles within the company.
Perry has been manufacturing quality products for over 65 years and is in full support of this resurgence within the UK. 

‘Design, woven and manufactured in Leeds, our school uniforms continue Yorkshire’s long heritage of wool production that today’s children can enjoy here and nationwide. And we encourage them to consider our industry as a real career option" said Bernard Bunting.