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Our Product:

We listen carefully to our customers and continuously improve our range by designing and using new materials as well as developing function in our products. Our extensive and unique collection of workwear, safety footwear and PPE protects people all over the world, in diverse industries such as oil and gas, welding, mining, agriculture, transport, chemical, construction, warehousing, manufacturing and much more. We are specialists in hazard protection including flame, electric arc, chemical, molten metal, heat, cold, visibility, rain and ESD.


With global distribution from bases in the UK, Ireland, Poland, Dubai, Australia and the USA, manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh, Myanmar and China, and customer support staff across the world, Portwest is uniquely placed to deliver the quality improvements and cost reductions at every stage of production and distribution that our customers have come to expect.


Our large team of world-class product designers, specialists in flame-resistant workwear, high-visibility workwear, protective footwear, hand protection and PPE strives to develop new products to meet the changing needs of workers in all industries.



  • Winner of the Multinational Exporter of the Year award and overall winner of the exporter of the year award 2018


  • Winner of the elevation award at the Irish Business and Finance Awards



Charles Hughes, son of a farmer, was determined to have the best workwear and Footwear when he founded his business in 1904. Over 100 years later his core principles, of exceptional design, quality, value and service still apply today.


Portwest is the fastest growing work wear company in the world, with a global distribution network and customer service staff in over 130 countries. 


Our aim is to be the single source for workwear, safety footwear and PPE, underpinned by Portwest’s Product Promise of better quality, service and value.

Our Offices:




The Product Development team are based in Greater Manchester. 

In the modern area of Salford Quays- the contemporary waterfront destination. It's one of the North West's best cultural, sporting and leisure destinations, where you'll discover a whole host of exciting places and activities to see and do. 


Salford Quays is a one-stop destination for entertainment, dining out, sports, arts, culture and shopping, all within easy walking distance of each other, and with over 7 million people visiting the area each year, making it one of the most popular destinations in the North West.


Ireland, Mayo:


Situated in Modern offices on a Business Park in Westport, Mayo, this is the main Head Quarters for Portwest- where it all started in 1904.

Mayo is a County on the west coast of Ireland, well known for its beauty spots, with rocky cliffs at the Atlantic coast. Westport town is known for its beautiful architecture.