Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS), the UK’s leading circular fashion enabler, has been announced as one of the first ever recipients of the King’s Awards for Enterprise. Recognised as part of the Sustainable Development category, the prestigious accolade celebrates the company’s pioneering ambition to revolutionise the global fashion industry.

ACS is one of 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.

ACS was set up in 1997 and for 25 years have specialised in rental fulfilment and clothing renewal. Our business has evolved and expanded yet our operations, expertise, and passion for what we do remains the same. After defining and perfecting our innovative and scalable fulfilment solution for the traditional men’s formal hire market, we then expanded new markets within the fashion industry. Acting as a key driver in the shift from linear to circular fashion, ACS works with many of Europe’s top brands and major retailers to deliver a comprehensive rental, subscription and resale fulfilment service, enabling the industry’s shift towards access over ownership.

Andrew Rough CEO of ACS Clothing posing for Headshot in blue denim shirt
Andrew Rough CEO of ACS Clothing

Andrew Rough, Chief Executive Officer of ACS, said: “Being recognised for our commitment to sustainable development through the King’s Awards for Enterprise is truly humbling. For 25 years, we’ve specialised in rental fulfilment and clothing renewal, working towards the clear strategic objective of creating one of Europe’s largest circular fashion solutions providers specialising in clothing rental and resale. 

“The illustrious accolade not only recognises the impressive progress we have made, but also reflects the commitment and dedication of our employees. This is something that we are particularly proud of.” 

The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the new name reflects His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding businesses. The Award programme, now in it’s 57th year, is the most prestigious award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.