…since we set up our first tailor’s shop in 1869. 

From those small beginnings as a family run business founded by William Sugden in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, we have evolved to become one of the country’s foremost workwear and corporate clothing specialists.

From just one sewing machine in the back of the shop, William Sugden, his four sons and daughter grew the business enough to move to a factory at Water Lane Mills in Cleckheaton. The ‘Water Lane’ brand proved so successful that further factories were opened across Yorkshire in both Barnsley and Wakefield.

We soon acquired our own weaving mills and during the course of the first and second world wars, we produced close to six million shirts and work suits for the armed forces.

In 1968, we joined forces with the famous Double TWO shirt-makers, renowned for high quality shirt production with industry leading innovation. This relationship enabled both companies to share expertise and thrive in the modern marketplace.

With an enviable reputation as the leading supplier of work shirts and uniforms to UK Police Forces and Emergency Services, we are proud to clothe a large number of local and national companies across a variety of business sectors.

Workwear Innovation

Over the years we’ve evolved from simply providing clothing. Embracing the latest technology and leading the way with innovation, we were the first company in the UK to use CAD systems to design our fabrics and were the first to offer a complete managed uniform service, offering a total clothing package developed to the clients’ needs assisted by a full stock management system.

Listening to our customer’s needs, we have developed a full service, from design to delivery. Whether it’s corporate clothing from our stock, an embroidery service or a fully bespoke uniform design, we can clothe each member of your team from head to toe.

Our in-house design team can provide a bespoke solution, working with you to develop a strong, unique clothing range, reflecting your company vision and promoting your corporate identity.

A bespoke, online ordering portal and your own fully managed stock, housed in our warehouse means your workforce can order their own uniform distributed direct from us, so you don’t have to waste valuable space on storage.

Unrivalled Expertise

Our streamlined approach removes much of the unwanted pressure when it comes to providing staff with workwear. That’s why some of Britain’s best known businesses rely on Sugden’s to deliver excellent products and stress free distribution.

The expertise we’ve acquired in corporate clothing ensures you get the right clothing for the job, ensuring products meet safety regulations and the specific demands required for your business sector.

Now over 150 years into our journey, we remain a family owned company, proud of our illustrious heritage and our reputation for high quality workwear and customer service.

Get in touch with us or take a look at our services below to see just what we can do for your company.

Interested in our story?

Take a look at the Sugdens Archive for walk through our history.

Bespoke Uniform Design

Maximise your brand identity with a bespoke uniform created to suit your business.

With a uniform uniquely tailored to your company, your workforce immediately stand out. This ensures your customers can instantly recognize them and reinforces your company image.



Bespoke Ordering Systems

Take advantage of your own unique online web portal where your workforce can order uniform at their convenience. This takes the hassle away from your admin staff, freeing them up to focus on your business instead of dealing with uniform ordering!

Simply give your new starters a login password and allow them to place their own uniform order. Your unique company portal also tracks orders and keeps an eye on the stock levels should you wish to have ready made stock stored in our warehouse ready for shipment as soon as needed!




Expert Field Sales Support

We are renowned for our expert field sales support, with a highly experienced, national sales team on hand to offer the latest advice on innovations in fabrics and designs.

At Sugdens, we ensure fit for purpose garments that exceed wearer expectations and maximise comfort and durability for the life of our contract with you. Our sales team are there with you every step of the way, guiding you through the process to ensure you get a great and functional uniform that meets your needs and any industry regulations that might apply to you.


Warehousing & Distribution

From design to distribution, with your stock safely stored by us until you need it, our warehousing and distribution service takes the hassle out of providing uniform for your workforce.

Simply have the uniform you need shipped direct to your staff, and we’ll store the rest in our warehouse until it’s needed! Combined with our bespoke web ordering portal, it makes it easy to ensure you always have uniform whenever you need it, without having to wait weeks for us to make it up from scratch.


Embroidery & Personalisation

Make your workwear stand out from the crowd and showcase your corporate identity with our professional embroidery service.

Our highly skilled embroidery team can create an intricately detailed, embroidered version of your company logo or have your design printed on to any garment using special Polymark and Plotter Stretch transfers.


Let's Talk

We are dedicated to supplying uniform solutions that meet the needs of you and your workforce. Talk to us today, to get the solution that’s right for you.


Call us on: 01924 375951


Email us at: sugdens@wsg.co.uk

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