Simon Jersey seeks memories for anniversary archive

Leading uniform provider, Simon Jersey, is celebrating its 45th anniversary in Accrington this year and is seeking memories from local people to add to a timeline of its history.

The Altham-based company is hoping that residents will send their anecdotes, as well as pictures of them with colleagues or even teams wearing Simon Jersey uniforms from years gone by.

The company began on Church Street in Accrington when local businessman Simon Moyle was tasked with helping find a uniform for a local pub. Spotting a gap in the market for stylish uniforms Mr Moyle soon launched a catalogue and the company grew internationally.

Now under new ownership, serving more than 50,000 customers annually, and located in purpose-built headquarters, Simon Jersey is in one of the most important years in its history. It is preparing to kit out Team GB with the clothes they’ll wear in the closing parade of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as well as formal suiting for events in the UK and Brazil.

James Saunders, managing director for Simon Jersey, said: “This is a momentous year for Simon Jersey and to celebrate we’d like to create and share an archive of our history.

“We know that people all over the north west have worked here, know our colleagues or have worn our uniforms. We’ve had a fantastic 45 years here in Accrington and we’d like to hear all of the funny stories and see the great pictures we know must be hidden away in albums around the county.” Simon Jersey will review and share submissions via its social media pages as well as on its website. To send in your memory please email liz.murphy@simonjersey.com.