Our Story

The Story So Far

IT ALL BEGAN IN 1993

IN A SMALL OFFICE IN DORSET

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

Our Founder and MD James, who saw a need for quality branded uniform and workwear, started Taylor Made Designs from a small rented office in Bournemouth, from where he sold to local businesses.
This soon snowballed from local pubs to the breweries that owned them. Plus many other local businesses. Two of the first main contracts he secured were with GLL and Hill House School, which was then part of The Hesley Group (now Cambian) both of whom are still our clients today, and rather poetically have grown with us. This was all thanks to his drive and enthusiasm.

James’s brother Ed joined the business in 1998 and together TMD grew rapidly.

We definitely offer our clients something different. 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 business communities.

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

We are a global business with over 25 years of knowledge, client relationships and a driving force behind us.

Watch this space.

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