Hirst Footwear based in Oldham has scooped the top award at this year’s UK Distributor of the Year awards for world-renowned workwear manufacturers, Dickies.

UK Worker of the Year is now in its third year of seeking out, rewarding and promoting excellence in the British workforce.

Leading distributors for Dickies products from around the country – as well as the UK Worker of the Year finalists – all came together for a gala awards dinner, at Marlow’s Crowne Plaza hotel, hosted by Dickies and SEAT under the guidance of TV Presenter, Quentin Willson. 

Dickies presented no less than seven separate Distributor Category awards.

Hirst Footwear was established in 1983 the business has grown with the product range, experience and the team of experts.  They quickly learnt that their customers demanded quality high end products at realistic prices.  This brought them together with the Dickies brand and a steadfast partnership was born. 

A modern well-stocked shop supported by a dedicated warehouse with sufficient stock to support their customers needs in store as well as online as modern technology developed.

Huge growth over the past three years is mainly due to their dedication for the Dickies brand and therefore deserves further recognition as our Distributor of the Year.

A delighted Mike Hirst from Hirst Footwear was on hand to collect the award.

“Dickies has some excellent distributors, in a various sectors, throughout the UK and we wanted to recognise their efforts,” enthuses Maurice Morton, European Sales and Marketing Director for the world-renowned workwear firm. “I want to congratulate all of those companies who took awards or commendations.”

The other Dickies distributor awards were presented included:

Dickies Salesman of the Year to Dave Baber

Best New Partnership to Paintseal Europe (G-3), Rob Collins

Best Marketing Campaign            to Ernest Doe & Sons, Marian Harpur

Best Corporate Account to Collvett, Dave Privett

Buying Group Award to NMBS, Dean Hayward

Outstanding Achievement            to John Macknay of Quo Vardis

Di Mayze an entrepreneur from Nottingham has been crowned UK Worker of the Year for 2012. Dickies is proud to announce that it will again be organising UK Worker of the Year in 2013, as part of its commitment to the British market and the workers from whom the company provides quality, cost effective workwear. 

General details of the initiative can be found at the UK Worker of the Year website www.ukworkeroftheyear.com 

More information about Dickies products can be found at www.dickiesworkwear.com

Look out for news about UK Worker of the Year 2013!

Editor’s Notes


UK Worker of the Year searches for workers who exemplify what doing a good job is all about and workwear giant, Dickies and car manufacturer SEAT UK expanded and enhanced the competition for 2012 to help better reach and reward the UK workforce.

The 2012 UK Worker of the Year won a SEAT Exeo S Ecomotive as part of their prize for winning the title and there were holidays for the runners up, as well as various products from the Dickies range of high quality workwear.

UK Worker of the Year was live for entries and nominations for the competition between May and September.

UK Worker of the Year is free to enter and is open to any UK worker aged 17 or over at the commencement of the competition.

The finalists were invited in October to meet judges at the world famous Pinewood Film Studios – home, among many other blockbusters to the James Bond movies and TV favourites such as Dragons’ Den.

The crowning of the UK Worker of the Year took place at a gala finale in November, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Marlow.


The UK Worker of the Year Facebook, Twitter and Blogs continue to be the places to go for all of the latest developments and they continue to get a great reaction from people who are following the competition.

UK Worker of the Year facebook site can be located at: http://www.facebook.com/ukworkeroftheyear

And the UK Worker of the Year Twitter site is at: http://twitter.com#!/UKWOTY

General details of the initiative can be found at the UK Worker of the Year website www.ukworkeroftheyear.com

For further information contact Gary Barak at Chicane on 01753 650004 (office) or email: gary@chicanemarketing.co.uk

More information about Dickies products can be found at www.dickiesworkwear.com

and further information about the SEAT Exeo and other vehicles in the SEAT range

can be found at http://www.seat.co.uk

For further information relating to this press material, please contact Gary Barak on: 01753 650004 or e-mail: gary@chicanemarketing.co.uk