Workwear manufacturer Alexandra Plc has bought corporate clothing company Prima Corporate Wear Ltd for £3.97 million in cash.

Prima, which specialises in apparel for the security and transport industries, is expected to contribute to earnings in the first year.

Managing director of Prima, Nick Atkinson, will continue to lead the company.

Prima saw sales of £6.2m for the year ended September 2004, with a pre-tax profit of £0.6m.