MyWorkwear, which employs 15 people at its facility in Telford, has seen turnover grow 25% over the last twelve months after securing several new accounts with a host of manufacturers, the high-profile retailer Harvey Nichols and Oxford University.

The company is now looking to build on recent successes by increasing its capacity by nearly two thirds with the acquisition of an eight head embroidery machine that also gives it the capability to produce logos on clothing that feature up to 15 colours.

Backed by a £10,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund’s Business Growth Programme (managed by Birmingham City Council), the investment has the potential to create up to three new jobs and will help the firm move towards its target of £2m annual sales by 2021.

“We’ve had a really good three years and have created somewhat of a niche within the UK manufacturing community, who like our no-nonsense approach and our ability to deliver high quality workwear on-time and to budget,” explained James Worthington, managing director of MyWorkwear.

“There’s lots of new enquiries coming in all the time, most of which are long-term partnerships and require additional capacity. This is when the decision was made to invest in a new 8-head Tajima TFMX-IIC1508, which will add to our existing two single-head and two six-head machines.”