Instructions For Your Flashing Shoes

October 16, 2016

These limited edition shoes were worn by Team GB in the closing ceremony of Rio 2016 – our best ever away Olympic Games. The patriotic shoes flash red, white and blue and amazed TV audiences across the world when they were seen in the parade. They also ‘lit up’ social media with people desperate to […]

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School Football Team Awarded Uniform

October 6, 2016

We recently presented pupils from local school, Altham St James CE Primary School with a brand new kit to wear for their upcoming football matches. We decided to donate the kit to the school, as part of its commitment to working with local community projects. The pupils have now taken delivery of their specially branded […]

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Creating Your Signature Work Wear Look

October 4, 2016

What is a signature look? First of all, it’s worth pointing out that a signature look doesn’t necessarily mean wearing the exact same outfit over and over again. Similarly, a signature look doesn’t have to be bold and expressive, it can be understated and casual, it’s your signature look. A signature look is personal. It […]

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How to avoid common ‘smart casual workwear’ mishaps (an ultimate guide)

September 22, 2016

Times are changing and more businesses are relaxing their employee dress codes. A survey conducted on behalf of Simon Jersey – which covered 2,000 UK workers – showed that 36% of people would describe their current workplace dress code as ‘smart casual’. By comparison, a mere 5% labelled their dress code as ‘very smart’, with […]

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Burnley Football Club Looking Sharp For 2016/17 Season

September 15, 2016

The management and support team at Burnley Football Club now have a stylish new look for the season. Staff at the club, which has been promoted to the Premier League, were seeking a uniform befitting their status in the top flight of British football. They turned to us at Simon Jersey! We can’t help but […]

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Coming soon, at Pro Beauty…

August 29, 2016

If you are at Professional Beauty North this September, be sure to come over to the Simon Jersey stand… As well as seeing a sneak peek of some new garments, if you visit our stand  you will be invited to take part in a fun competition to win a new uniform! Everyone will be invited to […]

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Celebrate Rio 2016 with 20% off our full range!

August 5, 2016

With our fantastic new Rio 2016 promotion all of your team can look like winners with a new uniform from Simon Jersey! We’re well-used to dressing successful teams and we’re incredibly proud to be adding Team GB to that list for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We’re supplying the athletes and officials with formal suits, […]

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Top 150 Team GB Olympians

August 5, 2016

As you may be aware, Simon Jersey are official suppliers to Team GB, meaning we are all very excited for Rio 2016 to kick off on 5th August! As we are now within 150 days until Rio 2016, we are counting down through the top 150 Olympians that have represented Great Britain. 1 – Chris Hoy Sir […]

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Simon Jersey wins top Professional Clothing Awards

July 25, 2016

We are thrilled to have received two trophies at the recent Professional Clothing Awards to add to our growing haul of industry awards. We collected an award for ‘best stock design’ for our fashionable jumpsuit designed for beauty therapists. Helen Harker, design manager, also received the long service award for her contribution to the industry […]

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Barry wins opportunity to join us as a Team GB athlete for the day!

July 7, 2016

Earlier this year we launched our competition inviting people across the UK to nominate a special friend, colleague or family member to come and be a Team GB athlete for a day. We’re thrilled to announce that our winner is Barry Fennell who was nominated by his friend and workmate Adam Sydney. We were all […]

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We Provide Laneshaw Bridge Primary School With New Netball Kit

July 6, 2016

We recently presented pupils from Laneshaw Bridge Primary School with a brand new tracksuit to wear for their netball matches. We decided to help the school, which was in need of hoodies and tracksuit bottoms, as part of its commitment to working with local community projects. The pupils have now taken delivery of their specially branded outfits […]

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Simon Jersey Team Hears From Both Sides Of EU Debate

June 20, 2016

All of the staff at Simon Jersey were recently given the chance to make a more informed decision about the EU referendum with visits from MPs presenting both sides of the debate. All staff were given the opportunity to grill the MPs and get all the facts they need before deciding which way to vote […]

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The Queen: 90 Years Of Fashion

June 9, 2016

With the queens official 90th birthday this weekend, on June 11th, we take a look back at her iconic fashion from over her record breaking 63 years on the throne. Back in 1952, Norman Hartnell was commissioned to make the Queen’s coronation dress. Despite him already having his own ideas for the design of her […]

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#TakePride And Win With Simon Jersey

May 25, 2016

At Simon Jersey, we are hugely proud to be an official supplier to Team GB, supplying the team with formal wear for events in the UK and Rio as well as the closing ceremony uniform. Pride, Team GB’s official mascot, loves travelling around Great Britain and seeing how people across the nation take pride in […]

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Simon Jersey Launch Team GB Formal Wear

May 19, 2016

  On Monday 16th May, Simon Jersey unveiled Team GB’s formal wear for Brazil, which will be worn by the full team of 350 athletes and officials to formal events both in the UK and Brazil. We worked collaboratively with senior Team GB staff as well as current and former athletes on the design of the […]

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How To Wear A Suit

April 25, 2016

You may be thinking “everyone wears a suit, how hard can it be?”! Well, you may be surprised! We are going to walk you through the top 10 tips on wearing your Sunday best whilst oozing smooth and sophisticated. 1.The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel. It’s all about balance […]

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How To Dress For An Interview

April 15, 2016

How you dress for a job interview could be far more important than you think. No matter who you are, your appearance is the first thing that people will notice about you, and first impressions are usually formed within the first seven seconds of meeting someone – according to this article by Forbes Magazine. Therefore, […]

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Less Than One Month To Be A Team GB Athlete For A Day

April 6, 2016

There is now less than a month left to enter our amazing Team GB competition which could see you and a friend joining Team GB athletes as they make their final preparations for Rio 2016. We are providing Team GB with formal suits as well as the clothing athletes will wear in the closing ceremony in […]

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The Greatest Sporting Moments of All Time

March 19, 2016

London 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been named the Greatest Sporting Moment of all time, in our recent poll. With all the excitement of Rio 2016 we recently ran a survey to find out the greatest sporting moments of all time. We all knew that 2012 was a great year for sports in several areas, but the London Olympics […]

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Simon Jersey Crowned Best Uniform Supplier

March 16, 2016

  We have more fantastic news this week, as we have been named as the winner of a major industry award. Simon Jersey has been named as Best Uniform Supplier to the beauty industry in the Guild Awards. The annual awards are organised by the Guild of Beauty Therapists and the only ones voted for […]

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How to Have an Office Olympics

March 15, 2016

With the excitement of the Olympic Games fast-approaching, you may be considering how to get your workplace into the spirit of things, and what better way than hosting your own Office Olympics? As the official formal suiting and closing ceremony outfit supplier for Team GB at Rio 2016, and one of the UK’s leading uniform […]

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Simon Jersey to Sponsor Accrington Food and Drink Festival

February 24, 2016

As part of our 45 year anniversary celebrations Simon Jersey are proud to announce that we will be one of this year’s sponsors for the 2016 Accrington Food and Drink Festival. Last year’s revamped and revitalised event was one of Accrington’s biggest crowd-pullers, with more than 10,000 people filling the town centre for a day filled with […]

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Opening a Beauty Business: Taxes & Bookkeeping

February 19, 2016

By law, the Inland Revenue requires you to submit your profit or loss each year so that they can calculate how much tax you should pay.  It’s important to keep records of your spending and earnings for your own business understanding and in case HMRC requests to see them. What Information Should I Record? Money […]

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The Impact of Colour on Your Marketing

February 18, 2016

Ever wondered why Coca-Cola’s brand logo is red, and why Starbucks’ is green? A study revealed that 90% of snap judgements made about brands are based on colour alone, so it really is important that you get it right. Social Media Today found that: Colour increases brand recognition by up to 80% Colour improves readership […]

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Opening a Beauty Business: Digital Marketing

February 11, 2016

Creating a Website When considering having a website created for your business, you need to start by setting yourself a budget for the project, both in terms of set up, but also for ongoing maintenance and marketing costs. Speak to other business owners to gauge what the ‘going rate’ is for these prices. Once you’ve […]

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Opening a Beauty Business: Marketing

Opening a Beauty Business: Marketing

February 9, 2016

Logo Design & Brand Colours Your clients will make a decision about your salon in the first few seconds they step through the door. It’s important that your brand gels together as a whole. Your interior décor, furniture, signage, logos, marketing material and beauty uniforms should use the same core colours to strengthen your brand […]

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Simon Jersey 2016 Catalogue

New 2016 Catalogue and Range

February 1, 2016

This week we have launched the brand new ‘Rio Edition’ of our catalogue, which includes more than 80 new garments. As we are set for a double celebration in 2016, with it being our 45th anniversary and the year that we are set to supply Team GB with clothing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To mark […]

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Be a Team GB Athlete for a day

January 25, 2016

As you may be aware, Simon Jersey will be providing Team GB with their formal suits as well as the clothing the athletes will wear in the closing ceremony for Rio 2016. As part of our celebrations, we have decided to launch a new competition, which could see you and a friend joining Team GB athletes as they […]

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Finding the Right Premises

Opening a Beauty Business: Finding Premises

January 20, 2016

Finding premises for your salon is one of the most important decisions you will make. Here you’ll see why it is so important, and learn how you can find your ideal premises. Getting your choice of premises right will help your salon to operate effectively, with fewer unnecessary costs. Before you begin, you need to […]

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‘Santa’ Jersey Sends Festive Treat to North West Charities

December 23, 2015

We at Simon Jersey have been getting into the Christmas spirit by playing Santa in our local area. We’ve spent December delivering chocolate treats to charities and good causes across the North West. In total we have given out more than 4,000 packs of Hotel Chocolat santas to 21 organisations; including Carers Link, Nightsafe, Derian […]

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ISS Uniform

Simon Jersey Secures Global Design Contract With ISS

December 18, 2015

We are proud to announce that Simon Jersey has been awarded with the contract to transform and supply the uniform of global facilities services company ISS. We have designed an entirely new range, which is set to be rolled out to more than half a million ISS staff across the globe over the next 18 months. As part […]

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Simon Jersey Celebrates Prestigious Industry Accreditations

December 15, 2015

After a year-long effort to implement changes across the business, Simon Jersey are proud to announce that we have been rewarded with two prestigious industry accreditations. Over the last month we have been assessed for and achieved both the OHSAS 18001 accreditation for our Health and Safety Management System, as well as the Investors in […]

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Opening a Beauty Business: Forecasting Costs, Cashflow & Pricing

December 9, 2015

Pricing Salon Products and Services It can be tough pricing new products.  It’s easy to start worrying about whether the price is too high or low, and if it’s more attractive than your competitor’s price.  It’s even trickier when it comes to a service as you’re pricing yourself, your skills and experience. When pricing salon […]

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Opening a Beauty Business: Recruiting Staff

December 4, 2015

When looking for staff for your salon or spa, it is important that you first consider the following factors: How many members of staff will I need? What channels do I use to contact potential new staff? Do I pay them a wage, or rent them a chair/salon space? Could I use work experience or […]

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Better Dressed Staff Get Higher Tips

December 3, 2015

Our studies have revealed that one in ten Brits never leave a tip. Tipping is something which is customary and not compulsory, but this can make it quite confusing as there are no hard and fast rules. Some people habitually leave 10% of the bill, regardless of how much it is, whereas others put down […]

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Funding Your Beauty Business Startup

Opening a Beauty Business: Initial Investment

December 1, 2015

Deciding upon the best way to finance your shop or salon depends on a few factors, you must consider and take into account: How much money you will need to start up the business. What your business is currently making, or if you’re a brand new business. Whether you are willing to offer personal assets […]

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Health and Beauty Industry: Facts, Statistics, and Trivia

November 29, 2015

The health and beauty industry is a rapidly expanding sector in the United Kingdom, and across the globe too! As an award winning supplier of salon and spa uniforms throughout the country, we at Simon Jersey have seen first-hand just how quickly the industry has grown, and how varied and unique each and every business […]

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Acceptable in the Workplace?

October 27, 2015

Tops which show belly or cleavage, mini-skirts and baseball caps are unsuitable for the workplace – but tattoos and body piercings are more acceptable than ever before, a study has revealed. A study of 2,000 workers found many consider anything which bares too much skin to be out of place in the office, including cropped, […]

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Women Spend 3 Days a Year Choosing Outfits

October 25, 2015

The average woman spends almost five months of her working life choosing what to wear, a study has revealed. Researchers found deciding what to wear for work, at weekends and for nights out mean women will spend more than an hour of each week simply considering their outfits. Over the average year, this amounts to the equivalent […]

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