Houston, TX, Release: August 20, 2019. For Immediate Release.
Twin Hill is excited to announce the recent successful management buyout of the Tailored Brands’ Corporate Apparel Group, containing Twin Hill Acquisition Company, Inc., in partnership with mid-market private equity firm LDC. The deal will support the management team in taking immediate independent ownership of the business. This new ownership structure positions Twin Hill, alongside its industry-leading sister companies, Dimensions, Alexandra, and Yaffy in the United Kingdom, to expand its global reach within a true corporate apparel and uniform manufacturing and service environment. Twin Hill will continue to operate under the Twin Hill brand and serve as the U.S. based company within the newly acquired independent apparel group.
With this new structure in place, the management team will now have a vested stake in the success of the organization and full control over the ability to reinvest the corporate dollars back into the business. Additionally, these new financial pillars allow Twin Hill the opportunity to fully focus on the corporate apparel market. The new corporate focus will be to grow the Twin Hill footprint and better serve the domestic and global markets through its extensive international supply chain and distribution network shared seamlessly throughout its organization. This not only allows the company to provide an even higher level of service to existing and future brand-focused partners, but it also positions the new organization to become the industry’s leading corporate apparel provider within the mid-market sector.
About Twin Hill: With over 20 years servicing the corporate apparel industry, Twin Hill specializes in implementing both domestic and global innovative, full-service, custom apparel programs for brand-focused partners within the mid-market uniform sector. Twin Hill’s apparel programs and clients require and receive a commitment to product quality, superior customer service, a talented and innovative design team, a knowledgeable and savvy product development team, a global supply chain platform, a stable and well-funded financial cornerstone, and complete dedication to each program’s success. For more information, visit https://www.twinhillcorp.com/.
About Dimensions: Dimensions is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of bespoke corporate clothing, offering a financially stable organization which is steeped in knowledge and expertise on delivering successful clothing programs for people at work. This is supported and enhanced by having an international client base which is serviced worldwide, utilizing best practices. https://www.dimensions.co.uk/
About Alexandra: Alexandra has been designing and manufacturing garments since 1854. From the development of women’s workwear at the start of the 20th Century, right through to the development of modern protective workwear and suiting for just about every sector and business in the UK, to the solutions now offered to millions of wearers across the world, Alexandra remains true to its core principles - quality, good design and reliable service. For more information, visit https://www.alexandra.co.uk/.
About Yaffy: Founded in 1924, Yaffy manufactured raincoats to supply the local market in the UK. It became involved in public tenders, initially supplying the Metropolitan Police in London, and then expanding to supply all UK Police Forces with waterproof garments and allied products. Yaffy has expanded its core focus on police clothing and expertise in foul weather and uniform apparel by penetrating other emergency services sectors, such as the Fire Service and the Ministry of Defense, to provide structural firefighting protective equipment, station wear and uniform apparel. Yaffy products include, High Visibility and Black Waterproof clothing complimented with a range of performance fleeces and lightweight high visibility outerwear, constructed from fabrics at the cutting edge of garment technology. For more information, visit http://www.yaffy.co.uk/.
About LDC: LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. It is the most active mid-market private equity investor, having completed over 25% more buyouts and expansion deals than any other mid-market private equity firm in the last ten years. LDC supports management teams from all sectors and in every corner of the UK from its regional network of nine offices. Founded in 1981, LDC has a 35 year track record of success and has invested £4billion in more than 550 companies. For more information about LDC, visit https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/.
About PNC: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
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Twin Hill is proud to have been awarded the IOY award, in partnership with Way To Be, in the category of Restaurants - Multiple Locations for the innovative and cutting-edge designs in the McDonald's USA uniform collection.
St. Louis, MO, March 28 - The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) announced the Image of the Year (IOY) Award winners for the best apparel programs in North America. The industry’s highest achievement, the awards recognize the most fashionable, forward-thinking and innovative commercial apparel designs.
Since 1978, the IOY Awards have honored the image apparel programs and the organizations, manufacturers and distributors that have created them. Winning this award shows that these organizations have mastered the concept of fashion and function using the best image and brand projection planning. Specifically designed to assist in identifying staff professionals, image apparel can also extend a company’s brand, increase safety, enhance interior décor and improve employee morale.
NAUMD honored its award recipients on March 27th during the association's 2018 Annual Convention, held in St. Louis, MO, at the Marriott Grand. For more information about the NAUMD or the IOY Awards, visit NAUMD. For more information on enhancing your uniforms and brand image, visit Twin Hill.
Congratulations to the teams at Twin Hill and Dimensions!
On Monday, April 17, McDonald’s U.S.A. launched two new contemporary uniform collections, including Timeless Elements, which was designed by Dimensions’ Senior Designer Bindu Rivas. Twin Hill was awarded the contract to outfit up to 200,000 McDonald’s crew members and managers located in 3,500 restaurants, from Wisconsin down to Texas. They also won an exclusive arrangement to provide all tailored manager suiting for all 14,900 McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. “It’s a different look and times are changing. I feel refreshed and better about my job. I get a lot of compliments from customers too.” – McDonald’s employee
We sat down with Daryl Stilley, SVP and Managing Director, Lynn Helfrich, Director of Program Management for Twin Hill, and Bindu Rivas, Senior Designer, Dimensions for a Q&A on the win:
Q. Bindu, what inspired you when designing the new uniforms? What are your aspirations for the employees who’ll be wearing them?
We live in a hectic world and time has become a luxury. McDonald’s has embraced this with progressive changes to their brand, including a number of different interior concepts. It was important to create a single collection that complimented each of the different looks. With that in mind, I wanted to create a flexible range with simple garments that were practical, modern and relevant to the McDonald’s brand today, while retaining minimal design and bridging the gap between function and fashion. A collection that would allow easy transition from the restaurant to a social environment and for employees to create their own individual looks with many possible combinations. I hope that the employees who wear the Timeless collection will feel empowered and will benefit from the comfort, fit and functionality of the range and be proud to wear it.
Q. Daryl, how would you describe the teamwork between Twin Hill and Dimensions to win this business?
My counterpart in Dimensions, Hayley Brooks, Managing Director, and I have a very collaborative approach to winning international business. Our teams work together to support the greater goal of expanding our corporate apparel group across the globe. Chris Collopy, VP of Growth at Twin Hill, and Andrew Bacon, Head of Sales at Dimensions, worked hand in hand to deliver a robust offering, stellar presentation, and assembled a great team to represent the corporate apparel group. You will see many more international wins coming from this collaborative approach.
Q. Lynn, once Twin Hill won the business, what has been the most challenging part of launching this program?
McDonald's set an extremely aggressive timeline for this launch. Typically you would have anywhere from 6 – 9 months to prepare for a launch. This was done in 4 months with the added challenges of integrating systems for a universal ordering website, centralized call center, as well as expedited production and delivery of the collections.
Q. Daryl, what haven’t I asked that you’d like to share with the Tailored Brands team?
This win has required all hands on deck in our corporate apparel group. From design and sales, to planning and production, to finance and account setup, the teams have delivered at a non-stop pace with world-class service and integrity that is to be commended. I could not be more proud of these teams and to have partnered with such an iconic brand as McDonald's. This win has put us on the Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) map in the U.S. and I expect many more brands in this industry to follow. The men and women of McDonald's will be lovin’ the way they look!