Why are we called SP Workwear?

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So Why SP Workwear?

Many people think that we are named after the boss, Steve Palmer and his initials then create SP Workwear and you’d be forgiven for thinking this but our name is actually derived from where we started…

The gift that keeps on growing

The business started out selling personalised gifts for different occasions; birthday presents, anniversary and wedding gifts etc. and that business still exists on our original company website www.somethingpersonal.co.uk and that is the name of our legal entity at Companies House.  Officially SP Workwear is a trading name of Something Personal Ltd.

We still provide over 3500+ different gifts that can all be personalised to customers across the UK.  Anything from a personalised keyring, gin glass, apron, beer bottle or football book we have helped many customers create some amazing personalised gifts.  We also have access to licensed products such as Disney and Purple Ronnie.

So why workwear?

As we branched out into supplying businesses with corporate branded mugs and such we were also working with sports teams and businesses to supply them with printed t-shirts and the like.  As this expanded into hoodies and polo shirts we started to get asked more and more about whether we offered embroidery.

As a result of the demand we purchased our first embroidery machine to offer branded workwear to our customers, however the offering seemed to get a little lost within the website that was primarily focused on personalised gifts.

SP Workwear was born

Following a brainstorming session with some local business colleagues we decided the best (and quickest) solution would be to split the gift business and the clothing/workwear business in two and have a website for each; and over a weekend back in 2015 SP Workwear was born! 

So in answer to the question “Why SP Workwear?” it is actually more of an acronym for “Something Personal Workwear”. 

From the humble beginnings of our first embroidery machine we’ve scaled up massively over the last couple of years and gained some amazing customers, big and small.  We’ve moved offices 3 times in the space of 2 years and our equipment has increased on a huge scale.  We’ve got some amazing and dedicated staff, some of which are family members who work tirelessly to make sure each order is perfect.  We are very lucky in the fact that over 80% of our business comes through personal recommendation and are so thankful to each and every customer that places an order – from the sole trader plumber to the large multi-nationals as well as our gift customers looking to create some amazing personalised gifts for their loved ones.

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