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PCA MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

This year we have introduced a new category, "Man and Woman of the Year 2017."

Six innovative men and women have been nominated for the prestigious Man and Woman of the Year Award for their outstanding achievement, commitment and contribution to the industry. These men and women are winners in their own right and don't need these Awards to show them how fantastic they are, but the industry wants to acknowledge and thank them for all they have done.

Choosing the winner for this Award will be extremely difficult, therefore we have decided to let the industry vote online and thank the person they deem the most influential. Please scroll down to cast your vote for your favourite man or woman in professional clothing 2017.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE ...

CATEGORY: PCA WOMAN OF THE YEAR

JACQUELINE N. SIOEN-ZOETE
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV

Sioen Industries was founded by Jean-Jacques Sioen in 1960, it began with a coating line and 7 years later, Jacqueline Sioen (formerly known as Jacqueline Zoete) founded the Apparel Division – this was exactly 50 years ago this year. Jacqueline has always played a key role in the growth of the company and today the Sioen Group has a turnover of 363 Million Euros and employs 3,600 people in 49 companies, spread over 23 countries. Due to Jacqueline’s hard work, Sioen has become a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality protective clothing and Jacqueline now serves as Non-Executive Director of Sioen Industries with her daughter Michèle as CEO of the Sioen Group.

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CATEGORY: PCA WOMAN OF THE YEAR

CINDY MCNAULL
GLOBAL CORDURA® BRAND & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Cindy McNaull has been a driving force and “durable ambassador” at INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand for more than a decade. In Cindy’s current role as global CORDURA® brand and marketing director, she harnesses more than 25 years of passion and experience in specialty chemical, textile and non-wovens industries. She has lead the expansion of the brand from its heritage in military and outdoor applications to today’s durable performance textile powerhouse offering technical solutions for gear and apparel used in building & construction, endurance sports, motorcycling, commuting and increasingly everyday lifestyle activities where durability counts.

Cindy is known for her creativity and ability to think beyond the norm. She’s spearheaded collaborations with leading brands and supply chain partners around the world including Carhartt, Levis, The North Face, Dickies and BLACKYAK, led impactful brand campaigns, and continues to take the CORDURA® brand’s 50-year heritage into new, innovative spaces. Her dedication to advancing the industry is unwavering.

And while the CORDURA® brand frequently collaborates with industry leaders, it also takes every opportunity to connect with today’s student designers to fuel the next generation of creative vision. Over the past decade, Cindy has been at the forefront of the CORDURA® brand team’s work with schools like ESMOD Paris and NC State College of Textiles, lending CORDURA® fabric to help tomorrow’s designers innovate the future of fashion and professional clothing. As part of its continued involvement with the Professional Clothing Awards, CORDURA® brand also teamed up with the Project 20/20 Design Awards in 2015, which challenged students to conceptualise workwear of the future with fabric functionality and commercial viability.

Cindy has also helped lead the CORDURA® brand in pioneering countless innovations to drive fabric advancements that have impacted outdoor, lifestyle, workwear, protective wear and professional clothing. Most recently this has been focused on showcasing the softer side of durability with the introduction of wool blend and durable knit technologies as well as collaborations with Lenzing TENCEL® fibre and Cotton Incorporated. With a current portfolio of over 2,000 fabrics with uses ranging from rugged garment reinforcements, to hard-working CORDURA® Denims; endurance wools to soft-touch CORDURA® 4EVER™ knits, long-lasting performance Hi-Vis laminates and specialist solution dyed CORDURA® fabrics for military gear, the CORDURA® brand continues to push the boundaries of textile innovation as evidenced by its record breaking 50 award winning fabrics in the 2017 ISPO TEXTRENDS outdoor industry competition.

Now, after ten durable years, she says “it's been a long journey that couldn’t have been made without our loyal brand customers, collaborative partners and durably passionate global CORDURA® brand team – and we’re not stopping anytime soon.”


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CATEGORY: PCA MAN OF THE YEAR

JEFF BANKS CBE
FOUNDER OF INCORPORATEWEAR

Jeff Banks has been a name recognised throughout the fashion industry since he started his own boutique, Clobber, in 1964. Since then his influence on the industry has grown only further, having been continuously asked to design corporatewear for multiple organisations. In 1996 Jeff decided to focus on designing corporate clothing at Incorporatewear. Since then Incorporatewear has grown to be the fourth largest company in the United Kingdom in the industry and has been responsible for designing clothing for everybody from Barclays Bank to British Airport Authorities.

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CATEGORY: PCA MAN OF THE YEAR

ROGER STARTIN
JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRISTOL UNIFORMS LTD

Roger has worked for Bristol Uniforms for more than 35 years, and in that time has seen the company strengthen its position as a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE. Roger has been at the helm since 2001 when he was appointed Joint Managing Director. He has been closely involved in the many changes that have taken place in firefighting PPE across the world, including the introduction of European and International Standards and major developments in fabric technology and design. In the UK, he has overseen the expansion of in-house Managed Services provided by Bristol.

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CATEGORY: PCA MAN OF THE YEAR

RICHARD & MATTHEW NOON
DIRECTORS, ROCKFALL UK

Rock Fall are a Safety Footwear manufacturer and a second generation family business. Richard and Matthew are both in their 20’s and have been in the business since their late teens; together they are taking the business to new heights.

Their success is built on investment in products, processes and people. The company grew 35% in turnover last year and doubled their export business, primarily in mainland Europe. Their principal markets are Construction and Utilities, styles are specified by the likes of Balfour Beatty, Murphy Group, Thames Water and Kier. Growing markets include high value manufacturing, styles are worn by the likes of BMW, Honda and TRW.

The company is proud of their Midlands heritage and place significant resource into a robust, environmentally focused CSR policy.
In recent years Rock Fall have exceeded ambitious growth targets as a result of the measured risks taken to enter new markets and are proud to be nominated for this prestigious award.


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