Our Story


Before anyone had even thought of the phrase ‘start-up’ Taylor Made Designs was born in 1993.

Our Founder and MD James,  saw a need for quality branded uniform and workwear and launched Taylor Made Designs in Bournemouth – where he built an enviable reputation amongst local businesses.
This soon snowballed from local pubs to the breweries that owned them; just an example of how large familiar brands started to enjoy the benefits of working with Taylor Made Designs.

Two of the first clients James worked with were with GLL and Hill House School (which is now Cambian) both of whom we are proud to say are still our clients today.

 Ed (James’ brother) joined the business in 1998 (making it a family business) and together they grew TMD rapidly.

 Both our MDs – James and Ed – are still very much customer facing, they love what they do, and it shows.

James enjoys the Leisure and Health & Fitness sectors and Ed the Marine side, spending so much time around those incredible Superyachts is really hard work, honestly.

We are proud to be involved in charities associated with these sectors which comes purely from James’s and Ed’s integration into these communities.

So what started off as one, has now grown into over 30. We’ve outgrown our premises three times and we’re not done yet; we’ve got bit ambitions.

We are now a global business with over 25 years worth of knowledge, skill, strong client relationships, and we look forward to many more.

Fast, efficient & well managed service

Taylor Made Designs provide a full ‘end-to-end’ uniform management service. From design, manufacture, storage and then fulfilment to our 125 leisure centres across the UK. The online e-store and reporting services have ensured a fast, efficient and well managed service which we have been so pleased with, we have recently extended our agreement for a further 2 years.

Places Leisure

Very pleased

We want our staff to wear their uniforms with pride and for customers to easily identify staff members because of our corporate colours. We have enjoyed working with Taylor Made Designs and are very pleased with the quality and support they have provided.

Stewarts Garden Centres

Outstanding support

Absolutely love working with Taylor Made Designs, and the outstanding support, service and delivery provided! Should be everyone’s first stop for workplace uniform!

Bluereef Aquariums

Friendly, flexible & efficient service

Taylor Made Designs have been our main uniform and PPE supplier for the past year and offer a friendly, flexible and efficient service. Ed and his team are always on hand to answer any queries and their guidance and expertise has been invaluable in order to deliver first class service on-board our existing ships and whilst establishing uniform requirements for our new ship coming out this year.

SAGA Cruises

Efficient & professional

We really enjoy working with Taylor Made Designs, they are efficient and professional throughout and always help us meet demands with realistic delivery times. Our account manager has been fab! Gerry is always there to answer our queries and help get us the best deal and worked with us to manage our uniform needs perfectly

Ribby Hall Village