Following an 18 month project, we are launching a brand new, fit for purpose uniform for our drivers. The new uniforms will give each driver a bespoke, quality, comfortable and durable uniform with a variety of pieces to suit everyones needs.
Sarah Boyd, Operations Director, Lothian said:
Here at Lothian we view ourselves as a retail organisation and strive to ensure our customers’ expectations are not only met, but exceeded. Investment in our people is important to us and helps to ensure we continue to provide a fantastic customer experience. Our team of over 1900 drivers wear their uniforms with pride every day and we know that the introduction of this new and improved uniform will ensure that they feel comfortable carrying out their duties and representing our business to our 2.3 million customers every week.
The uniform was designed by Murray Uniforms based in Coventry following a successful procurement process. The new design is hard wearing and has been designed with comfort in mind. The traditional shirt, tie and trousers have been given a modern twist, while still relecting the Company’s heritage and the skirt designed has been updated for the company’s growing number of female drivers.
The uniform also includes an all-weather, full waterproof and windproof jacket, as new-style blazer which have been designed to allow greater movement when sitting behind the wheel and new knitwear.
Ken Denny, Client Relationship Manager, Murray Uniforms added:
Our approach to designing a modern and fresh new uniform for Lothian has been a process of collaboration between both businesses and drivers to engineer a uniform that stood for customer respect whilst being fit for purpose. We know that what a person wears to work impacts how they feel and, as a result, how productive they are. Lothian selected Murray Uniforms to develop a solution that improved their driver experience. The uniform design, development and manufacture over 18 months resulted in an improved quality, better fitting uniform that not only represented Lothian, but also the region in which they operate – including a handy ticket pocket to make the day to day operations that little bit easier.
The new look was unveiled to staff and their families last week at a Catwalk show at our Longstone Garage. Twenty-five models who are all our of our driving team, volunteered to take part in the show and be the first to wear the new uniforms. These will be rolled out to staff next month.