Thursday, 11 May 2017

Schoolwear Association Chair renews his industry commitment

David Burgess has been re-elected as Chair of The Schoolwear Association, whose members help to clothe three-quarters of Britain’s children, with a renewed commitment to supporting the industry and promoting the benefits of school uniform. 

Daniel Turner, Managing Director at William Turner and Son, is the new Vice Chairman, taking over from Christine Campbell. Dan has been a member of the Executive since the launch of The Association in 2006 and has had responsibility for the marketing team throughout that period.

David Burgess comments: “It is essential for our industry to have a collective voice so that we can continue to promote the benefits of school specific uniform, as we believe it is not only a practical and cost effective solution for schools and parents but also drives a sense of belonging and pride for pupils. To make sure this message is heard, we need to maintain a strong industry association which represents the many small and medium sized businesses, from manufacturers to wholesalers and independent retailers, who make up this sector.”

The Schoolwear Association, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, represents British businesses involved in the manufacture and supply of school-specific uniform. Established in 2006, the association is run on an entirely voluntary basis by some of the sector’s most experienced professionals.