Sale of Executive Image to Corporate CMT. We saw that made to measure tailoring was becoming more of an engineered concept. Master Tailor was established to offer a visiting tailoring service offering garments made to a very high specification.


Executive Image supplied all the staff uniforms for the new Crowne Plaza Hotel in Leeds. For the official opening they wanted a young boy to hand over the scissors to the chairman of Whitbread to cut the “ribbon”. We made my nephew Daniel a tailcoat in the same style and fabric to match both concierge and front of house staff.


Sale of the factory to Harbarry Garments of Manchester, there were precisely 132 machinists whose jobs were fully secured. Established Executive Image supplying high quality corporate clothing to hotels, casinos, house builders etc. including Hilton Hotels, Stakis Casinoes, Bellway Homes, DHL International.


Acknowledged to be one of the most modern factories in the UK, now supplying high fashion menswear to major store groups and retailers throughout the UK. The British Clothing Manufacturer commended Alexander Rose Ltd for its open doors policy in allowing other companies to visit and see a modern UK clothing factory. We wanted to encourage other companies to follow our lead.


Design Council grant enables the factory to be “engineered” using Swedish Consultants. Complete new production methods and garment handling systems. We needed to compete with European manufacturers.

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