East Yorkshire protective clothing firm sees 'unprecedented' growth after investment

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 30 Nov 2017

An East Yorkshire protective clothing specialist says it is experiencing ‘unprecedented’ growth as it launches a variety of new products.

ProGARM, based in Gilberdyke, specialise in their Arc Flash range in protective clothing and have recently secured contract wins with global industry leaders, Siemens, Kier and Murphy.

The family owned firm who export their protective garments internationally, is upgrading its protective helmet, as well as preparing for the launch of two new ‘innovative and exciting’ new products.

The unprecedented growth has also led to a team expansion, with three new team members being recruited to its East Yorkshire based office in as many months.

Most recently, the company welcomed Reece Büchner as Internal Sales Executive, following the appointments of Ben Pocock as Marketing Coordinator and Ava Scott as Supply Chain Manager.

Ms Scott brings over 15 years of experience to the role, assisting the company’s expansion and growth into new markets, while Mr pocock is a recent University of Hull graduate, with experience at C4DI, based in Hull.

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In addition to contract wins with Siemens, Kier and Murphey, ProGARM will also be working with Amey and Morrisons on six-figure sum deals.

Tony Arnett, Managing Director at ProGARM, says that the firm a looking for ways to improve existing products, following a strong year of investment.

He said: “This is a really exciting time for ProGARM. Arc Flash is a very real health and safety issue impacting industry professionals globally, so we’re delighted to be helping to protect more and more employees with our specialist clothing.

Tony Arnett, Managing Director at ProGARM

“We’re continuously looking for ways to update and improve our existing products, while also exploring innovative new products to ensure we’re one-step ahead when it comes to Arc Flash protection.

“On top of all of this recent activity, we’ve also become a BSIF member and signed up to its Registered Safety Supplier Scheme to demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest quality protection.

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“It’s been a strong year to date and we’re confident that our innovation, investment in talent and commitment to quality will continue to help support our business growth.”

The new Arc Flash, Flame Resistant and Anti-Static garments set to launch will protect contractors in the petrochemical, utilities and power generation, rail and industrial electrical industries from fatal or life changing injuries, caused by extreme electrical explosions.



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