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Business Update: COVID-19

With COVID-19 confirmed cases in the UK now on the rise, the senior management team at Scimitar wanted to touch base. 

Firstly, and most importantly, we want to reassure our clients and prospective customers that it remains business as usual for the team at Scimitar for your custom orders. Worcestershire, our home, is one of the least affected counties at the time of writing.

These are challenging times for all of us, but we can assure you that there’s robust plans in place for Scimitar to enable us to continue working. We have established a thorough Business Continuity Plan to benefit our staff, our clients and the local community.

Key Details:

+ Every department of Scimitar (including Account Managers & Designers) is equipped to work remotely from home (if and when necessary).
Inbound deliveries for custom orders are expected and will be dispatched as normal (unless otherwise communicated).
+ Retail orders will be dispatched and sent as normal, and we are expecting very little in the way of delays.
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We may be postponed or replace external client meetings with virtual alternatives.

Amongst all of this, our hearts and thoughts go out to our charity & mass participation clients amid the cancellations. For events with proposed (or confirmed) rearrangement of dates, we’ll do everything we can to support you.

Thank you to all of our clients for your continued support. Together we’ll come through this stronger and better. COVID-19 has changed nothing for us and we are well equipped to continue as normal regardless of the official situation here in the UK.


*UPDATE – 18th March 2020

The Scimitar team want to reassure customers that we are doing everything in our power to continue with our custom sportswear business as normally as possible.
We have implemented a partial lockdown of the office and warehouse to help mitigate risk of COVID-19 for staff & vulnerable individuals in the local community. As a business, our staff are at the heart of what we do and the health & welfare of their families is of the upmost importance to us.
That being said, every department at Scimitar (from Account Managers & Designers to Garment Technology & Marketing) is equipped to work remotely from home, so we really do carry on as normal! In terms of physical goods, Inbound deliveries for custom orders are expected and will be dispatched as normal (unless otherwise communicated in the future). Retail orders of @Elite & @Funky, as well as for bespoke shops, will be dispatched and sent as normal.
There’s no getting away from the inconvenience, but we must continue. We are currently planning a number of exciting things for existing & new clients across all sectors. We are also looking at ways we can support our friends at mass participation events that have been cancelled or postponed. We’ll also be supporting our charity partners in the same way to help fundraising efforts amidst cancelled fundraisers.
We are planning on launching some games and competitions in the next couple of weeks to keep the isolated entertained. More on all of that soon.
Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram accounts (@ScimitarCustom) for the very latest. In the meantime, stay safe and share a smile. This is a time to come together and support the vulnerable.

 

On, we honourably mention cancer charities we work with that are indefinitely trying to make the world a better place for us all. @pancreaticcanuk | @breastcancernow | @bloodwise | @neccr_fund | @helen_rollason_cancer_charity | @teensunitefightingcancer | @prostatecanceruk & the many, many more. Thank you🎗
Recycled Sportswear
Planning or developing a Sustainability Policy for your charity, event or sports team? Lead the way with Scimitar. Add our (industry-first) recycled polyester options for custom sportswear to your checklist in 2020
Custom Medals
What’s the best medal you’ve received at a or event? ⬇️ Here’s one of our favourites for @runequinox24
George Furbank
Despite the 24-17 defeat at the, it was great to see George Furbank make his debut for @EnglandRugby. George played his first rugby at, who we supply kit for in the Midlands 3 E(S). This is the true meaning of homegrown talent
@stamfordstriders30k with @make_repost ・・・ Tested out the new @stamfordstriders30k shirt for upcoming race this afternoon with a run through the very muddy fields. Managed to keep the shirt clean but not the boots
@nmu1982 with @make_repost ・・・ 😍Event kit has landed! 🟠⚫️⚪️ We’re ready to take on whatever events 2020 throws our way! Brokers, want to join our in aid of @mindcharity? Whether it’s running, cycling, walking or skydiving, there’s some NMU kit in it for you for participating. Contact your local DU for more details
It’s your last chance to get 25% off @castletriathlonseries events! Whether you’re interested in the main triathlon events, Swim Series or the Run Series, there’s an event & location for everyone! We’re proud to be the official merchandise partners for the Series. Discount ends on 31/01. Browse the events on the series
Want your @winterrunseries merchandise ready for the event? Make sure you order by midnight on Sunday (the 2nd) to get it delivered before the event. The technical t-shirts are now made with 100% recycled polyester! ♻️ Shop the full range at humanraceshop.com
Have you signed up for Bike Oxford 2020? Make sure you remember to order your official cycle jersey! Shop now: scimitarevents.com
It’s been great to see more running clubs, mass participation events & charities interested in our award winning custom kit! Come and have a chat with our custom kit specialists on stand E70 at the @nationalrunningshow today
Custom Running Kit Specialists
Are you at the @nationalrunningshow today looking for advice about custom sportswear? Make sure you come and have a chat with us on Stand E70! We are showcasing some of our products for clubs and mass participation events
Check out this great interview with @susie_chan_ and the @nationalrunningshow event team. It features how all the Technical T-Shirt that we created for the team are made with up to seven recycled plastic bottles! ♻️ If you’re interested in custom Technical T-Shirts, make sure you come and find us on Stand E70
This time tomorrow we’ll be pretty much set up for the @nationalrunningshow event at the @necbirmingham! Here’s a to last year’s show! Make sure you come and see us for advice on anything from winter running club kit and charity fundraising running vests/t-shirts to our latest recycled innovations
Fancy a £10 @scimitarshop Online Gift Card? To find out how to enter, visit out Facebook page @ ScimitarSports
They’ve done it! 🇬🇧 @atlanticambition have completed their row of the Atlantic Ocean in 39 days, 7 hours and 41 minutes. After rowing 3000 miles non-stop across the Atlantic (from Tenerife to Antigua), the team finished an impressive 11th out of 35 teams! A massive achievement, well done guys! 👏 📸 @atlanticcampaigns
GET IN ROTH! 🏉 @rotherhamtitans beat @birminghammoseleyrugby 22-20 on Saturday in front of a vocal Clifton Lane. The battle to stay up is not over quite yet. Read the full match report at titans-rugby.com 📸 Gareth Siddons
Rop Pope Running The Distance Run Robla Roun
Another of our friends will be talking at the @nationalrunningshow! @run.robla.run will be speaking on the Ultra Stage with a talk titled ‘Do You Want To Be A Record Breaker?
It has been great working with @nuclearraces again on this years custom apparel. Check out the new Technical Vest for Oblivion X 2020. With only one month left, make sure you sign up now @nuclearraces with @make_repost ・・・ ✅❎ Decision time … . . . May 17th’s OBLIVION ❌ personalised, numbered & technical vest is purple 💜 this year & supplied by award winning sportswear experts. With less than 200 produced it’s major bragging rights … . . . 8.5hrs • 12k laps. One month left to sign up before this event closes. Link in bio to book

It's business as normal here at Scimitar.

Our team are able to work from home, & our processes are designed to keep orders going. 

 

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