MyWorkwear has confirmed that it will continue its sponsorship of the University of Wolverhampton’s Racing Team (UWR) through the 2022 season. 

Last year was hugely successful for the team of student engineers, who won their class in the F3 Cup. This year, however, the team will compete in the new Praga Cup, the Czech car manufacturer’s first one-make race series. Mark Harrison, CEO of Praga Cars, described the event as ‘as an absolutely unique and exciting championship, like nothing the UK has seen for years.’

Telford-based MyWorkwear is a leading supplier of custom clothing and personalised workwear. Founded in 1976 by Mike Worthington, the business began life by producing golf and cycle bags but very quickly moved into the uniform and workwear business in 1980 due to the demand from Japanese businesses for overalls that fitted their new UK workers. The company now supplies businesses throughout the UK, including Vimto, Great Ormond Street, Oxford University and the Royal Airforce. 

Shane Kelly, UWR professional racing driver and team mentor, commented, ‘We are delighted to be working with MyWorkwear again as a sponsor of the UWR team. This is going to be an exciting year with the Praga Cup giving our students greater exposure to more publicity, ensuring what they achieve is seen. Having a quality uniform provided for the students helps them to look and feel like a professional team, which is even more important with the increased media coverage from Praga and our involvement with the Morgan Motor Company this year.’

James Worthington, managing director of MyWorkwear, added, ‘We are so pleased to announce that we will be supporting the UWR team for a fourth season as the team’s workwear sponsor. After such a successful season in 2021, we are looking forward to kitting out the new influx of students in their branded team kit and are excited to see what they can achieve in the Praga Cup. Together with our fellow sponsors, we are proud to be supporting the future of engineering and manufacturing and look forward to cheering the team on from the grandstands for another year.’

In other news MyWorkwear has also joined the Midlands Aerospace Alliance. The company hopes this new venture will help it ‘to support the aerospace industry in putting their best-dressed selves forward every day and gaining the benefits that a uniformed team can bring.’

Mr Worthington explained, ‘We are extremely pleased to announce that we have joined Midlands Aerospace Alliance and are looking forward to working with the other members. We are already great supporters of manufacturing within the region and hope our membership will enable us to support the aerospace industry as it continues its post-pandemic recovery.’