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Portwest Head Office

Manufacturing & Production // Textiles and Textile Products
Established in

About us

Portwest, is a leading global manufacturer of safety wear, workwear and PPE. We are one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world currently employing over 5,000 staff worldwide, with customer service staff in over 130+ countries. We design, manufacture and distribute market leading workwear, safety wear and PPE in fully owned production facilities.

For over 119 years, Portwest has possessed an unrelenting ambition to create the world’s most trusted and requested protective wear. Through the decades, we have proven time and time again our dedication to quality, producing world beating safety equipment while continuously pushing the boundaries in protection technologies. It is our mission to always strive to be at the pinnacle of making the world of work a safer place and allowing people to perform to the height of their abilities. 

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What employees say

"From the very first day you join the team at Portwest you are supported by a great training program. Every day brings new opportunities as our team in the US grows and with this the opportunities for career progression grow with it.

I love being part of Portwest because of what we are building right now worldwide."

Craig Doleshel
Area Sales Manager
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I'm proud to tell others I work here.

People here are given a lot of responsibility.

This is a friendly place to work.

This workplace is working to reduce its environmental impact.

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

People celebrate special events around here.

What defines us

Our culture is what gives us our competitive advantage, and we truly believe our emphasis on our culture and values is one of our key qualities that make Portwest a great place to work. 

Here at Portwest we don’t believe that financial remuneration is the sole route to a happy workplace. Our culture and values speak a different language. Overall, we like to think of our culture as supportive and collaborative. Our structure is generally flat, with a highly approachable management team from Line Managers to the Board of Directors. 

The general feeling within our team is one of inclusiveness where superiority or rank are not a barrier to collaboration and conversation.



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What inspires us

At our company, inspiration is woven into the very fabric of our culture, driving us to excel and innovate. What sets us apart as an employer is our unwavering commitment to fostering a dynamic and supportive workplace. We understand that our team is our greatest asset, and that's why we go above and beyond to offer a unique set of benefits designed to empower and uplift every member of our organisation.  We focus on creating a celebration culture that recognises and applauds achievements, big or small. Team events are not just a formality; they are the heartbeat of our camaraderie, fostering connections that extend beyond the confines of the office. Our inspiration stems from the belief that a happy and engaged team is the key to success. Together, we celebrate victories, navigate challenges, and continuously strive to create a successful environment. 

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At a glance

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Word from the top

I am thrilled to announce that for the 5th year in a row, we've secured the Great Place to Work accreditation! Our culture of collaboration, positivity, ambition, and energy drives us forward, aligning perfectly with our corporate vision. Sustaining this culture amidst rapid growth is a testament to our incredible teams. I look forward to building on our success together in the coming year

Deirdre Clarke
Head of HR
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Career and jobs

Application tips

We are a values organisation and for us it’s all about the right fit. “It’s the who before the what”. 

Our company values are:

 • Customer is king

 • Make something better today 

• Be efficient but effective 

• Maintain open & clear communication

 • Act with Integrity & Take Accountability

• Treat Everyone Fairly

• Be ambitious & optimistic

 It’s these values that we look for in all our new employees to help drive our growth internationally. We want to meet the authentic you during the recruitment process and we’re excited to hear about your rich experience from the moment you send us your CV right through the interview process. 

A few top tips are:

 • Think of your transferable skills and ensure you communicate these on your application - technical skills & soft skills that can be re-purposed!

• Think of examples where your own experience has mirrored or aligned with Portwest's values.

• Visit Portwest's website to stay up to date about the latest news, products and our growth!

Our great workplace

Our workplace is a dynamic and collaborative environment that fosters innovation & teamwork. Our culture at Portwest embodies a positive and welcoming atmosphere.  Our office is designed to facilitate seamless communication and idea exchange. Our team is a diverse and talented group of individuals who bring unique perspectives and skills to the table, contributing to a rich tapestry of ideas and solutions. The emphasis on a healthy work-life balance is evident in our supportive policies and amenities, ensuring that employees feel valued and motivated. With a commitment to continuous improvement, our workplace is not just a space to accomplish tasks but a community where professional growth and collaboration thrive. We are now certified as a Great Place to Work for the fifth consecutive year, demonstrating the ongoing commitment to fostering a  positive &rewarding workplace.  

Jackie Banner
Global Talent Acquisition Manager

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