Rainbow Corporatewear is offering this month's winner a chance to transform the image of their business with specially designed branded uniforms for both front and back of house.
Staff attire plays a huge part in the all-important image of a business. Besides enjoying great food in a pleasing environment, hospitality customers want to be attended to by staff who look clean and functional.
Uniforms provide a consistency of appearance, so staff look like a team, and comfortable, stylish garments that are a pleasure to wear can increase morale and help staff to perform better. And given that in the UK we work an average of 235 days a year, staff need to be dressed in garments that stand up to the rigours of working life.
Some businesses have the budget to commission bespoke designer uniforms, while others might turn to ready-to-wear ranges to create a modern, stylish yet professional image at a cost-effective price.
Traditional black and white is still popular for many operators, although some prefer colours in keeping with the company's corporate branding. Branding can also be achieved with the use of embroidered or printed logos on Tshirts and aprons. Waistcoats are a traditional, yet still popular, choice of garment for waiting staff.
So whether your desired image is smart and formal or fun and fashionable, how you clothe your staff is crucial in projecting that image.
This month Buy It! has teamed up with workwear supplier Rainbow Corporatewear to offer readers the chance to win a uniform design makeover including garments for their kitchen and waiting staff.
How to enter
To be in with a chance of winning, send your answer to the question below to Rainbow Corporatewear Competition, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS together with your name, contact details and profession.Please include information about your business (type, size, number of employees, etc) and brief details of why your staff need a makeover. Entries must be received by 16 April.
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While Rainbow Corporatewear offers larger brands a bespoke designed and managed service tailored to their brand, the company recognises that not every business has the budget to create a bespoke clothing range.
Rainbow Direct, the catalogue division of Rainbow Corporatewear, has an extensive range of garments tailored specifically with the catering industry in mind and is able to personalise chosen garments to reflect a brand image using embroidery and printing, both of which are managed in-house.
The company has three sector-specific catalogues all aimed at the catering sector - Contract Catering; Pubs & Restaurants; and Hospitality - in addition to a bar range, CafŽ Noir, with a large range of black basics and brightly coloured accessories designed to make it easy to create a unique image on a budget.
For the lucky winner of this image makeover, Rainbow will design a range of stock garments to your image, with embroidery or printing in a colour of your choice.
For more information on Rainbow Corporatewear call 01332 342616 or visit its website here >>
AND LAST MONTH'S WINNERS ARE …
The winner of Burco breakfast kit competition in the 25 January issue of Buy It! is Nick Baggio of the Ivy Guest House, Bradford
The winners of the Sqweez citrus juicer competition in the 22 February issue of Buy It! are John and Sue Pattin of the Cottage in the Wood hotel, Malvern Wells
Terms and conditions
1. This competition is not open to employees or agents of Reed Business Information or Rainbow Corporatewear.
2. We reserve the right to change the prize without notice and no cash alternative will be offered.
3. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries, and the publisher's decision is final.
4. Data protection: all information will be used only to contact the winner; no information will be passed to any third party.
5. The winner's name will appear in Caterer and Hotelkeeper and on Caterersearch.com.