PCL Corporatewear received a £2,300 Velocity Revenue Grant to help them purchase a new printer that enables them to carry out orders quicker. The grant, delivered by Buckinghamshire Business First on behalf of the Velocity Growth Hub, will help the Aylesbury-based specialists in corporate clothing and work uniforms keep more work in-house, saving time and costs and increasing profitability.
Jane Campbell, Managing Director of PCL Corporatewear and one of Buckinghamshire’s Growth Champions, was clear as to the benefits of the grant: “With the help of the Velocity Revenue Grant we purchased a new Roland printer which enables us to do so much, including carrying out heat transfers of graphics onto clothing. We were previously unable to carry this out ourselves and had to outsource this process. Now we can carry out orders including heat transfers as and when they come in, cutting down on the waiting time for finished garments and allowing us to strengthen our in-house service to our customers.”
"The business support team were a great help"
Not only did the grant provide a boost to PCL Corporatewear, thanks to the help of Buckinghamshire Business First’s business support team it didn't take too much time and effort to obtain the grant in the first place, as Jane explains: “The grant process was very straightforward. The business support team were a great help, proofreading the forms to ensure everything was correct before they were submitted. As soon as our application had been submitted, the money came through the next week. As a growing SME, the support from Buckinghamshire Business First has been amazing.”
As an indication of how business has been going at PCL Corporatewear, Jane Campbell was named Business Leader of the Year at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2017. Rachel Tayler of PCL Corporatewear speaks about what it meant to the team to see Jane honoured: “Jane wasn’t told about her nomination until she had been selected as a finalist. It was a very exciting time for the business and everyone wanted to be there on the night to support her. When she was announced as the winner we couldn’t have been more proud. Her unique leadership skills have formed a growing, successful business which is a great place to work - and this award is a testimony to that.”
PCL Corporatewear has been busy growing its list of clients, which include Rolls Royce and Harrods, and with their new website bringing in lots of new customers, the present and future are bright.
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Velocity Revenue Grants are funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore eligibility criteria apply. If your business is not eligible, we can signpost you to other local and national business support programmes available.
Velocity Revenue Grants are being made available to small and medium-sized businesses in Aylesbury Vale through a partnership between the Velocity Growth Hub and Buckinghamshire Business First.