JKL Clothing

JKL Clothing

March 16, 2010 11:02 ET

Workwear and the Construction Industry

SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) - How has the construction industry faired within the UK for the last 18 months and what does 2010 hold for this key section of our economy?

Many see the construction industry as an accurate guide to the state of the country's economy. To put the importance of the industry into perspective we only have to look at some historical figures. In 2000 the UK construction industry had an output of 69.53bn up from 55.24bn in 1996. The 2000 figure accounted for 7.4% of the UK GDP (gross domestic product). The industry is predominantly made up of private contracting firms employing fewer than four people or a small number of large companies taking on major developments. It is these large companies that account for the majority of the construction work actually done in the UK.

This latest recession has seen the worst slump in the industry since 1963 with house building down 10% for the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008.

The UK forecast that has been issued by Leading Edge predicts that there will be a fall in total construction industry output in 2010 of 1.7% compared to the 2009 figures, it also predicts a figure of £96.9bn at constant 2005 prices. The good news is that the construction industry is expected to see an overall growth in 2011 although recovery is predicted to be slow.

JKL Clothing has yet to see a drop in either enquiries or orders for our workwear ranges. We have invested heavily in both stock and the workwear ranges we carry, concentrating our marketing budget to reflect this. We now stock all the main workwear brands including Snickers, Dickies and Portwest, ensuring that whatever your work wear requirements JKL Clothing have the garments to match. We also offer a custom embroidery service and T Shirt Printing so that customers have the option to brand their workwear.

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