News Meet our team: Mike Gluning, General Manager
1 July 2020
Bizwear’s power is in our people. It’s our team that allows us to innovate and provide great service to our clients every day. In this series, we shine a spotlight on our team members and learn about their work, their passions and what makes them tick.
Journey to Bizwear
After executive roles with Linfox, Gazal and Australian Defence Apparel (ADA), Mike joined Belgravia Group to become General Manager in 2009. This journey gave him skills in dealing with the management of operational workplaces, account management and business development.
When Mike came to Bizwear, he found the culture needed a reset. Getting the right profile of customers, recruiting the best talent, returning to overseas production and embedding a new focus on developing an industry leading, online ordering platform were the first priorities. Once these basic foundations were laid, opportunities started to knock on the door.
Mike has now been with the business for 11 years, and Bizwear has an impressive and highly-valued customer base, is a respected industry leader and has tasted overseas success across 7 countries.
What lies ahead?
Bizwear has active movement around a few trends including sustainability, activewear into new markets, business collaborations both locally and overseas.
COVID protection initiatives and digital marketing projects are also on the cards – which makes for an interesting and dynamic few years to come.
A Highlight at Bizwear
The long-standing, personal relationships built across our business team, the Belgravia Group and all our customers.
Little known Facts
Mike is fast approaching his 20th swim at the Pier To Pub swim (over 1.2 kilometres) held at Lorne each January.
He has also been a member of the RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles Advisory Board for over 6 years. He is very proud of the global 7th place standing achieved by the University and its dedicated and talented educators.
Finally, Mike is a long-suffering (but happy!) St. Kilda supporter.