Hereward Teamwear & Trophies is jointly owned by David Oxer & Ady Barkess.
Dave started out in the sports trade in 1964 working in a sports shop and then was a founder member of the well known local sports store Hereward Sports in 1972. This name still exists in our current form today. During this time Dave was elected onto the Intersport buying group and was Managing Director of both Hereward Sports & Intersport in Peterborough during the 80’s & 90’s.
Hereward was an institution locally, generations of families used the shop for all there sports equipment and was built on great service, knowledgeable staff and competitive pricing. These principals still remain and are at the heart of what we do today.
Ady Barkess joined Hereward Sports in 1985. A keen local sportsman himself he was one of the famous “Saturday Lads” the shop employed. A keen eye for new product and willingness to learn saw Ady progress from Supervisor, to buyer and then Ground Floor Manager before leaving Hereward to persue a sales role with Mitre Sports after being head hunted in 1991.
During this time he was involved in sales, product development and key accounts looking after the likes of Tottenham, West Ham & Norwich City FC. After 10 years on the road, Ady re-joined Dave at Hereward Teamwear and invested as an equal partner 15 years ago.
The company has continued to thrive and is proud of the reputation it has earned for service, quality and reliability.
2014 saw Hereward invest in its own embroidery department and due to its rapid growth this area was doubled in size in 2015 to cater for the ever increasing orders and different sectors we now are supplying on a regular basis.
2016 has seen us open a dedicated Corporate & Leisure showroom to enable us to show the wide range of products we are able to offer alongside our existing Teamwear & Trophy showroom, this is also reflected in the slight change of name to Hereward Sports & Leisure.
Onsite embroidery, print and computerised engraving means we can manage all orders efficiently whilst offering customers very competitive pricing across all the range of products we supply.