Simon Jersey announced as official supplier to Team GB

Accrington-based uniform provider Simon Jersey has been announced as an official supplier to Team GB for the next Summer Olympics in Rio 2016.

James SaundersSimon Jersey will be providing Team GB with a bespoke suiting range, which will be worn at official events in the UK and in Rio in the lead up the Olympics and beyond.

In recognition of its design strengths Simon Jersey has also been selected to dress Team GB for the closing parade, meaning the company will reach a global audience of almost 900 million.

James Saunders, managing director at Simon Jersey, said: “We’re extremely excited to be a part of the Olympic journey for Team GB and as a British brand, we can’t wait to follow our home team on their path to success at the 2016 games. It’s an incredible opportunity for Simon Jersey, as a North West company, to be part of the world’s biggest sporting event and provide suits for our Olympic heroes.

“This is the first time a corporate wear supplier has been awarded the contract to supply formalwear or parade wear to Team GB, let alone both. Here at Simon Jersey we know how to make powerful impressions and have extensive experience in building strong teams through quality designs. This means we’re well prepared to kit out such a diverse team, and we’re honoured to be announcing our partnership with such a prestigious organisation.” BOA CEO Bill Sweeney, said: “Our preparations for Rio are on track and confirming our formalwear provider shows that we’re now getting into the detailed elements of that planning. Simon Jersey is a well-respected UK-based company which has a very strong background in providing quality clothing for organisations and we are thrilled to be welcoming them to the Olympic family.”