5th October 2017
Suit the City has added to its recent impressive sales growth with two new business owners joining the consultant tailoring network – one of which has opened the brand’s first-ever city centre studio.
Mike Lane, an experienced entrepreneur who recently sold his previous business, has launched his franchise in Bath backed by a studio just off Queen’s Square. His new venture caps a two-year waiting period since he first heard about the franchise.
“I have always been a fan of luxury and when I first met Suit the City in 2015, I decided there and then that I would thoroughly enjoy working with them. I finally joined when I could dedicate the time to get my franchise started.
My business fulfils my interest in clothing, plus my enjoyment of networking, socialising and service. I’m a consultant, not a tailor. The tailoring is done in our factory in Europe, leaving me to do what I am good at – making friends and influencing people! Because the clothing is high quality and made-to-measure there are plenty of professional clients, just the kind of people that I enjoy mixing with."
Further north, Adam Cleary has swapped science for suits with his new business in the Pennines. Formerly working in biochemical and then food manufacturing, Adam says his career experience is a perfect fit.
"I was scientifically trained, so when you put your eye to something you’re proficient at being observant – detail matters. You also never accept second best. It’s the same with suits, being analytical helps an awful lot because you just want the best for the customer."
A lifestyle change was the catalyst for his switch:
"I wanted to do something for myself and move away from the corporate, controlled environment. I researched a lot of franchises over many months. I’d always felt my best, at my most confident, when I’ve looked my best, so Suit the City appealed immediately."
Both men were particularly effusive about the training that’s seen them get off to the right start. Adam said:
"Carol and Sallie [Suit the City’s directors] clearly know what they’re talking about, the technical knowledge and background expertise is phenomenal. The support has been great, there are written guides as well as practical training and that really helps with learning an entire new business."
Suit the City managing director, Carol Rawson, commented:
"We’ve enjoyed a great few months in terms of sales and to welcome Mike and Adam to Suit the City is the perfect way to round out the summer. Mike’s studio is a very exciting development, it shows franchisees they have the flexibility to run the business they want – from home or from premises. We look forward to welcoming more people looking for an alternative to the corporate world."
11th September 2017
Suit the City has enjoyed a spectacular summer season.
2nd June 2017
Suit the City are delighted to announce the launch of their Bath Studio.
21st March 2017
There is a revolution going on in the fashion industry and Suit the City is leading the revolution.
16th March 2017
Suit the City are proud that their pre-occupation with attention to detail is paying off.
I am very much a trusted advisor for my clients. They love our consultative approach, the bespoke fit of the garments and Savile Row fabrics. The relationships we forge result in a long-term income stream through referrals and recommendations. It’s a rewarding business from so many perspectives…Tony Carr, Franchisee, Guildford