I’ve Gone Back to What I Love
I was born into the clothing industry. Our original family business,
Alexander Rose, was established in 1945. I became managing director in
the late 1970s and employed more than 150 staff producing 800
made-to-measure suits per week. I sold the business in the 1980s and
started another that supplied corporate uniforms to blue chip companies.
When I sold that I decided to return to my roots – made-to-measure
tailoring. I enjoy building personal relationships with my customers and
seeing the delight on their faces when they try their suits on for the
Consistency is Everything
Quality and service should never be compromised. Every garment is
manufactured by one of Europe’s top tailoring houses using the latest
technology. If I thought any other tailoring system produced better
quality and value I would be using it.
Treat Your Suppliers Well
I used to be a large employer, but now I outsource everything, from
bookkeeping to warehousing, and can even track every garment through the
production process. It’s like having my own factory without the people
or buildings. I treat all my suppliers as trading partners – without
them I wouldn’t have any customers. I have the same attitude towards the
Bank. Over the six years I have been trading as Master Tailor, the Bank
has been flexible and cooperative in all its dealings, and has helped
my business grow. I feel very fortunate that I enjoy what I do.