Quayside Group – the online wholesale and personalised clothing supplier – has tripled the size of its Manchester premises and secured a six-figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank for further growth.
Warehousing and production space has increased from 5,000 to 15,000 sq ft at Quayside’s two sites in Trafford Park, which is also the location of the firm’s head office.
The business is pursuing ambitious expansion plans which have seen turnover double over the last three years.
The new funding, provided by Yorkshire Bank’s Business & Private Banking Centre in Manchester, will be used to drive business growth through the purchase of new, advanced print and embroidery equipment.
Mark Preston, business development partner at Yorkshire Bank in Manchester, said: “We have taken over the full banking relationship with Quayside and are very much looking forward to working with Michael and his team to drive further success. Quayside has a proven track record of sound financial management, quality products, and operational efficiency which sends out very positive signals regarding future growth.”
Michael Conway, managing director at Quayside, said: “This investment will enable us to stay ahead of the rapidly increasing demand for our uniform and event clothing service, as well as providing market-leading speed of delivery and quality of garments.”
The business supplies businesses of all sizes across the UK and Europe, from local plumbers looking for a logo-embroidered polo shirt, to high street chains with corporate uniform requirements for their entire workforce.
Major products include T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, formal and casual shirts, while blue-chip customers include the BBC, Selfridges, Skype and Google.
Michael added: “We are embarking on an exciting period of growth with significant investment in our manufacturing capabilities, marketing and website development. We are determined to ensure our process offers easy ordering, expert customer service and fast delivery.”