TMD – Uniform supplier to Greenwich Leisure Ltd.

Client Information
  • GLL are the UK’s largest Social Enterprise.
  • They operate over 140 leisure centres and council owned facilities all over London and the surrounding boroughs under the brand name BETTER.
  • They also won the ‘Legacy’ management contract to operate the 2012 Olympic facilities after the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Service Provided
  • We have been supplying GLL for over 16 years with the uniforms for their entire organisation.
  • GLL now run over 250 leisure centres up and down the UK, and we supply uniform to all of these sitres!
  • When we took over as the uniform supplier there were over 20 uniform suppliers supplying the GLL organisation. We were able to take over as the main supplier and reduce the supplier list down to just one. That saved the head office a huge amount of administration time.
  • We are their ‘one stop’ uniform supplier. We utilise our extensive range of suppliers from all over the UK & the EU to ensure GLL are provided the most suitable and best quality garments at the most competitive prices in all areas of their organisation.
  • We offer a no minimum quantity ordering policy. This means that when the site needs to order kit for a new member of the team in a hurry, they don’t have to wait until they can accumulate a bigger order before placing an order.
  • We also have a ‘one fixed price’ agreement. This means we charge the same price for garments irrespective of the order size / value.
Online Ordering
  • All orders are placed by the sites via the online ordering web site.
  • We set up the online ordering facility for them which lists all the garments in their departments. Once a user has registered, the uniform co-ordinator simply enters the quantity required and PO number and submits their order.
  • Once we receive the order by email, we order all the garments and embroider them up, before despatching the order to the site within 5-10 working days.
  • The uniform co-ordinator will also receive an email confirmation of the order they have placed.
Products Provided
  • Front of house & management – We supply smart corporate wear for the reception, head office and management staff. We currently supply Brook Taverner suiting because of its styling, quality and longevity. This includes male and female suits, shirts, blouses and bespoke designed ties.
  • Leisure attendants – We supply poly cotton and performance fabric polo shirts to the leisure attendants and lifeguards. They also wear fleeces and outer jackets. We supply sport shorts and track pants, from our extensive stock, held in our warehouse. Because we purchase these garments directly from the Far East we are able to supply them at the most competitive prices in the UK.
  • We supply all the branded promotional gym merchandise products like water bottles, draw string bags and embroidered gym towels.
  • We also supply outreach jackets for membership promotions.
  • Swimming Teachers – We supply the swim teachers with our own bespoke Tea Bag tops. These are a quick dry, largely non-absorbent fabric. The benefits to the swim teachers are that they don’t get as cold as they would in a traditional cotton t-shirt. Also they don’t go see though.
  • These are very well received by the staff.
  • Maintenance Staff – We supply overalls and tabards to the cleaners and maintenance staff.
Daily account management
  • Because the sites all have individual budgets and requirements, we work with the sites to produce promotional t-shirts and products for other specific marketing activity.
  • Anything from 25 printed t-shirts through to branded paper wristbands or outdoor beanie hats for outdoor swimming pool lifeguards.
  • We are the one stop supplier for all the clothing and merchandise requirements.
  • We look forward to continuing our partnership with GLL for many years to come.