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Thank You NHS T-shirts

We currently have a range of printed T-shirts and Tote-Bags in stock which can be worn to proudly show your continued support to our wonderful NHS.

In keeping with the ‘rainbow of hope’ and ‘clapping for our carers’ initiatives, these have been designed to incorporate both themes and to show we really do appreciate the work they are doing.

In addition to showing your support for the NHS by wearing one of these garments, you will also be supporting a local, independent Charity.
We have recently partnered up with CREST Waltham Forest and have decided to donate profits

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Supporting Small Businesses During & After Lockdown

Lockdown - April 2020

These are strange times for sure! Just a few weeks ago we were looking forward to holidays, planning for our busy Back to School season, and getting excited about some new developments we had been planning within the business. Right now, with all the uncertainty that surrounds this global pandemic, it feels like life is on hold and as a small, family business, we simply cannot predict where we will be this time next year. We don’t know how this will affect our business in the future, or whether all the hard work we have put in over the years

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Lockdown Survival Tips - Lessons Learned From Week 1

We’re not claiming to be Lockdown experts here, but having come through the first week of this strange, challenging situation, here are a few things we have picked up along the way that have helped us to get through the week and face the next with a little more positivity.

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Personalised Gifts

What is it about personalisation that makes it so popular? Serious question! You even get your name on your coffee cups at Starbucks these days! The closest I’ve come to wearing my name was on an engraved silver chain gifted to me for my Confirmation; I remember not wanting to wear it because it didn’t have the accent over the ‘e’ in my name. The furthest I’d stretch to on this now, is the wearing of an initial as opposed to my full name.
One gorgeous set of products with initials that I’ve come across is the Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic range for Dunnes Stores. She has designed a

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The Tote Bag

Be honest…how many of us have had a cupboard full of plastic bags that we swear we will remember to take with us on our next trip to the supermarket, but have ended up forgetting and been inexorably lured into buying yet another bigger, stronger, re-usable one with fancy prints and stronger handles that we vow to leave in the car boot so that we’ll have it for next time (…shamefully raises left hand)?!

This has been me in the past, and the more I think about it, the more guilty I feel. I have however changed my ways and re-discovered The Tote Bag (working at SpeedStitch has made

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Schools – Why Choose SpeedStitch as a Supplier?

We understand that for schools, choosing a school uniform supplier is not a decision that is made lightly. Careful consideration is put into this decision and so to help you to determine whether SpeedStitch would be the right choice for your school, we have compiled a list of some of the services and benefits we provide to schools:

  • Free, no-obligation consultations
  • Assistance and advice when deciding on new uniform
  • Sampling service
  • Free embroidery and print set-up
  • Direct supply of school uniform to schools
  • Bulk
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The Small Awards

One of the highlights of the last year for the team at SpeedStitch was the excitement of our small, family-run embroidery and print business being nominated for a small business award and ultimately winning The Legacy Award for Best Family Business at The Small Awards 2018.

Any small business will appreciate the worth of any form of recognition, be it word of mouth recommendations or a positive Google or Facebook tag. The value of the whole experience of the awards has been, for us, priceless.
The buzz that surrounded the nomination, and the invitation to the black-tie

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Giveaways!

Before joining the family business in 2016, I spent a year and a half planning our wedding. In the process, I followed so many social media pages boasting top tips and ideas for wedding planning and I signed up to so many updates on the latest products and services rocking the nuptials world. I unashamedly offered my email address to so many companies offering freebies and the potential to win fabulous prizes and I was constantly on the look-out for discounts and bargains. Weddings can be expensive after all! It worked in my favour too! Not sure whether it was the ‘luck o’ the Irish’

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Supporting Other Local Businesses

While the Christmas season is generally the busiest time of year for retailers, for the team here at SpeedStitch, we are just about recovering from our crazy Back2School season! The embroidery and print orders come through steadily throughout the year, but the need for school uniform reduces drastically to the occasional lost tie or two. This is when we place our pre-orders with our suppliers for the following year and work on the targets we make having reviewed our busy season.

Small Business Saturday UK falls on the first Saturday in December every year. The idea behind the

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The Apprentice 2017

Lord Sugar’s 70th Birthday gave us much to celebrate here at SpeedStitch.

On Wednesday 1st November, we had our 60 seconds of fame on Episode 5 of this years The Apprentice on BBC One. We’re not sure how our business was found or how we were chosen as Embroiderers for one of the teams, but we are certainly not complaining.
We got the call on the morning this episode was filmed and of course, excitement spread from the office down to the workshop and we were all intrigued as to how it would be done and whether, in the end, we would actually feature on the

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