Julie Dowman

Head of Design at Dimensions / Mi Hub
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Julie has worked within the corporate wear industry for over 25 years after establishing foundations in the fashion & retail design field. After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University she began to work for Marks & Spencer & during this period she gained a valuable knowledge of soft separates & tailoring. She continued her career moving to Next before eventually entering the corporate wear sector. Over the last 19 years spent at Dimensions, Julie has been involved with the design & development of ranges for a broad range of markets. Responsibilities have included implementing innovations into collections throughout transport, finance & retail markets. She continues to be heavily involved with our European & International offer. Taking us through to 2030, Julie is keen to implement sustainability into any new developments and design initiatives, seeing this as a key and essential area for growth.

Mi Hub, with offices in the UK, Europe, USA and Bangladesh, is a global workwear solutions company, supplying businesses and individuals, through its Dimensions, Affinity, Alexandra, and Yaffy brands.

Midlands-based Dimensions is the UK market leader in supplying corporate clothing solutions through multi-year managed service contracts. Dimensions has an impressive portfolio of over 100 major client accounts and delivers uniforms to millions of wearers across multiple industry sectors both in the UK and internationally. Dimensions has grown into one of the UK’s leading suppliers of bespoke corporate clothing, offering a financially stable organisation which is steeped in knowledge and expertise on delivering successful clothing programmes for people at work. This is supported and enhanced by having an international client base which is serviced worldwide, utilising best practices.

Delivering extensive experience of effectively managing supply chains for different scales of requirement, the impressive client base is its best testimony, along with consistent achievement of 95-99% service levels which has established new standards within the industry.

Dimensions has achieved the position of market leader by offering excellent products at outstanding value and providing an unparalleled service to its clients.

The group also includes West Country based Alexandra, which offers a comprehensive range of catalogue garments and accessories from stock, to public and private sector businesses, across a wide range of sectors including healthcare and facilities management both in the UK and internationally. US based Affinity, specialises in implementing domestic and global full-service, custom apparel programmes for partners within the mid-market uniform sector. Yaffy, based in Glasgow, is a leading supplier of high performance outerwear and technical clothing to UK police forces. Yaffy is also a key supplier of uniform equipment carriers to various Forces.

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