A NORTHALLERTON-based workwear supplier is set for UK and overseas growth with a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK.

121 Workwear, established in 2013, is experiencing a rapid increase in interest from customers for its branded workwear, uniforms and promotional clothing.

To meet demand, the business has accessed HSBC UK’s funding to purchase new embroidering machines and direct garment print equipment, as well as recruit eight new staff.

In addition, the business is also investing in a new online sales platform to provide a more personalised experience to its customers in key markets including equestrian, construction and industrial sectors.

AJ Swinback, managing director 121 Workwear, said: “Fashion is changing and that means workwear is too. What sets us apart from our competition is our ability to add value through providing our customers with a premium experience and high-quality garments.”

Connie Hill, relationship manager for North & West Yorkshire, HSBC UK said: “It’s fantastic to see 121 Workwear experience this success and growth in what can be a challenging sector. AJ and his team have a strong understanding of their customers and we’re pleased to support the business as it responds to increasing demand.”

The company supplies a proportion of uniforms to Deliveroo, Uber and Grand National, and has recently secured an ongoing export contract to a customer in Switzerland, marking the business’ first export into Europe.