As a winner of the SATRA PPE Innovation Award for ‘Best Innovation in Safety Footwear’, Frank van Wezel (Company Chairman) and Glen Richards (Magnum Sales Director) were presented with a glittering crystal trophy which now stand pride of place in the Magnum Head Office reception!

Now in its 5th year, the Workwear and Corporate Clothing Show raised the bar once more by introducing the Professional Clothing Awards to its 2012 line-up.  This exciting new event combined the show’s prestigious Business Manager Awards with new supplier awards, as well as the SATRA PPE Innovation Awards – creating an ambitious international event.

As well as incorporated the Business Manager Awards categories for ‘Business Manager of the Year’ and ‘Best Uniform in Corporate Clothing, Workwear and PPE’, the event also introduced a number of new awards for suppliers, ranging from ‘Best Fibre and Fabric Innovation’ and ‘Best Website’ to ‘Best Managed Major Contract’ and ‘Best Managed Boutique Contract’.   Furthermore, to reflect the major growth market of personal protective equipment (PPE), the Professional Clothing Awards contained the brand new SATRA PPE Innovation awards, which recognise the manufacturers of PPE products, components and processes that push boundaries in technical innovation.

The categories took in the whole working garment industry – from products, components and materials to full uniforms and processes – and entries were judged on their practical benefits to the user, the supply chain and the environment.  Entries were judged by a panel of independent experts in January 2012 and the winners of the Professional Clothing Awards were announced at a spectacular gala dinner and dance at the Workwear and Corporate Clothing Show on 17th April 2012, at the IBEX Lounge in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Glen Richards comments: “We are very proud to win this prestigious award and delighted that our hard work and determination to deliver fantastic innovative footwear has been recognised.”