Warren Bennett attended St Faith’s School from 1988 to 1994.
Often to be found in Mr Hills’ Design Technology block working on his model helicopter; Warren went on to graduate from Cambridge with a Distinction in his Aeronautical Engineering Master’s Degree. He then studied at the highly selective CDI MBA course in Paris. At the CDI, Warren developed a passion for business, starting a small importation business with suppliers originating in India and Nepal.
In 2006, Warren founded A Suit That Fits with his business partner David Hathiramani. Following a Gap Year teaching web design in a school in Nepal, Warren stayed with a family of tailors who made him a fine woollen suit. On returning to the UK, Warren and David met and decided to work with the family of tailors to create A Suit That Fits, starting out as the world’s first online bespoke tailors, they now have over thirty locations across the UK, three in Ireland and one in New York.
Using a web-based Style Wizard, customers can design and completely customise their bespoke suit at an affordable price, starting at £289. In 2006, this was completely new to the tailoring industry and unique to A Suit That Fits – while suits were traditionally sold as packages. A Suit That Fits has gone on to win numerous awards, including the prestigious Dell Small Business Excellence Award in 2009, both for the UK and globally.
The tailors employed by A Suit That Fits are paid salaries above the local rate and receive work-related bonuses. In addition, A Suit That Fits invest a percentage of profits in the Nepalese community and donate sample suits to homeless charities.