Portwest is a world leading specialist supplier of protective wear delivered through our customer focus and innovation. Headquartered in Westport, Co. Mayo, we currently employ over 5,300 people worldwide and have customer service representatives in over 160 countries. Founded in 1904 by Charles Hughes, Portwest is still owned and managed by the Hughes family. The company is firmly established as a leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality workwear, safety wear and PPE. Portwest produces over 1,350 independently certified products distributed from eight warehouses across the globe.

Over the last number of years, Portwest has received various awards including:

  • Great Place To Work 2022
  • Best Medium Sized Workplaces 2022
  • Ibec Leading in Wellbeing Top 100 companies 2021
  • Portwest CEO – Business Man Of The Year – InBusiness Ireland 2020
  • Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2016-2022
  • Private Irish Business of the Year Export Industry Awards 2019
  • Exporter of the Year 2018
  • Portwest CEO – EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

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