ProClothing and Waterfront Manufacturing have been working together since 2000 when owners John Groombridge of ProClothing and Alan Jenkinson of Waterfront Manufacturing were factory unit neighbours in Orpington. Together we have been sharing our expertise and helping each other with embroidery production ever since.
In 2018 John and Alan discussed John’s impending retirement and agreed that as John approached retirement, Alan would service the ProClothing customer base for John; taking care of the larger runs initially and more recently the smaller runs up to his retirement in the summer of 2019.
We are all steeled in now & while John is still on hand to speak to help us with any information on past orders etc, Alan & Tom are taking care of the day to day running of the business, receiving repeat customer orders, developing the business with existing and new customers and planning production to ensure the same level of service everyone has been used to for the past 20+ years.
Waterfront Manufacturing, just like ProClothing, are a small business; Alan heads the company with the help of Tom, who manages the processing of orders and production. Joanna runs our embroidery studio with the help of Sharon, Ricky looks after goods in and out.
Over the years Waterfront has developed their own embroidery studio to the point that by 2017 we had expanded our operation to a state-of-the-art facility running 5 embroidery machines, with a total of 17 heads. This enables us to produce both large and small runs of embroidered clothing & caps and in addition to this we also have the capability of producing vinyl printed garments & promotional items such as umbrellas, mugs, water bottles & pens.
In 2019 we switched to 100% renewable energy for our business, our energy is provided by Octopus energy as we strive to be as eco friendly as possible!
We want you to be as happy dealing with us, as the new owners of ProClothing, as you have been with John over the years. John is still be around, although now that we’re established we’re not so reliant on him. Quality & continuity of service are of the upmost importance to us all & we are confident that you will be happy with us as we move the business forward.
Waterfront Manufacturing have been working on a very comprehensive new website which you can view here: www.waterfrontmanufacturing.co.uk where we demonstrate our huge range of tailoring, leisurewear and PPE. And for the time being you can also view a lot of our range here: www.proclothing.co.uk/#products
Whatever your clothing or promotional items requirements are, please get in touch with us and we’ll do our very best to help you.