HELD at the Montcalm Marble Arch in London, on the evening of the 19th June 2019 the 10th Annual Professional Clothing Awards held a very special ceremony to recognise the best of the Professional Clothing, Workwear and Safety Industry.
A blockbuster evening saw a record number of entries across a number of categories. A celebration of industry recognition for the next generation of clothing and footwear designers from Universities across the UK, as well as special acknowledgement for a graduate engineer from Balfour Beatty that has campaigned for womens fitting PPE.
For a third straight year, Rock Fall were recognised in the category for Best Innovation in Footwear, having won the award in 2017 and 2018 they were delighted to be highly commended for their new fully Conductive trainer, the RF002 Zinc.
Developed in conjunction with several aerospace and defence contractors, and gaining significant momentum prior to the 2019 launch, the Zinc is the first conductive trainer of its kind in Europe.
It features a next generation fully conductive sole unit which conforms throughout wear without the need for metal studs unlike existing products already on the marketplace from other manufacturers.
Certified for sale worldwide, meeting the following standards – European footwear, Australian/New Zealand footwear, American standards.
Conductive PPE, including the Zinc trainer is worn in environments that have potentially explosive atmospheres. The principal markets for conductive PPE are as follows:
Nuclear, Aerospace, Defence, Advanced Manufacturing, Chemical, Petrochemical Oil and Gas
Speaking about the awards Richard Noon, Director, reflected on the evening and said:
"This event gets bigger and better every year and the calibre of entries this year was unbelievable. We see more and more new faces every year and our chosen categories get more competitive. We think it's a sign of industry confidence that competitors and customers can come together and celebrate the growth and innovation of the sector."