About us

Our Story

Hivis.co.uk are a custom workwear, clothing, sign and safety PPE company based in St Helens, Merseyside. Formed as a Limited Company in 2001 as Elite Industrial Supplies Ltd by John Boland and Dave Butterworth, from the previous company started by Dave Butterworth trading as.
Having grown from 2 Employees when we registered (Dave and John) in 2001 to where we have 60+ employees today and another director David Eckersley. (formerly of Rivington Screenprint Ltd).
With a turnover of over 6 million per year. I am proud to say I have always kept customer service at the heart of our thinking, and believe this, coupled with a great team, great products and competitive pricing is the reason we have grown in such a tough industry and climate.
Our 24 hour printing and embroidery operation churns out 350,000 printed hi vis vests a year, 50,000 hi vis jackets, over 200,000 polo shirts and screen printed tee shirts, along with hoodies, sweatshirts, trousers, and PPE.

I recognised the need for a prominent web presence back in 2003 and after using eliteindustrial.co.uk for a few years we then morphed into www www.hivis.co.uk in 2008/09 (at the beginning of the recession). This new site allowed online purchases, catalogue, contact for customers but also the ability to design and order your own, custom printed hi vis vests, clothing and leisurewear right on your desktop.

Our quality assurance of ISO9001 -2018 accreditation and vertical manufacturing facilities offer truly fully scalable certified production, and enables us to maximise our output to ensure the most competitive prices for custom printed or embroidered personalised clothing.
Delivering locally, nationally and internationally we welcome all customers, and are lucky to be able to sit alongside names such as DHL, Pepsico, Wal Mart, Devanti Tyres, Emirates Airlines, Various Premier League football clubs and many local companies clubs and charities. If you have any questions about the time saving services we offer to take away the headache of workwear or uniform ordering, such as bespoke websites or order systems, just get in touch.

I truly believe our company and staff have helped changed the thinking of PPE suppliers lead times to be from the old days of " you'll get it when its ready" to "You can get it when you want it" and helped create the better service levels we have today. We can customise your clothing and deliver it to you in as little as 24 hours.

- John Boland -

www.hivis.co.uk are ISO 9001 2018 quality assured company Elite Industrial Supplies Ltd who, since 2001 have been supplying quality eniso20471 certified, hi visibility workwear, Protective clothing, safety footwear and leisurewear to some of the countries best known blue chip companies. You can be assured that you are in the hands of a company who prides itself on its service and customer satisfaction.

For many years our watchwords have been attention to detail. This has enabled us to build a reputation among our loyal customers for our embroidery services, workwear supply, printed T-shirts, safety signs and much more. Many of our customers are household blue chip names who trust the quality that ISO9001 demands.. workmanship, exceptional service, traceability, and price! With our well-structured manufacturing facilities, both in the UK and overseas, we are able to ensure that our products are of a consistently high standard whether it be Safety boots and shoes, just 1 embroidered polo shirt or thousands of printed T-shirts and en471 hi visibility coats and jackets. Not only will you find our prices sensible, but also very competitive. An integral part of our service involves constantly monitoring the UK marketplace to ensure you get the best package available on all our product lines.Our infrastructure provides a range of options for placing orders; managing fulfillment and delivery, helping you enhance every aspect of your supply chain, ranging from telephone ordering, face to face ordering at our fully stocked retail outlet, to full online web ordering an account facility. Let us tailor a solution that helps your business achieve its goals and offer you even greater end-to-end control.

email, to sales@hivis.co.uk,

Company No, 4148773, vat reg 703 9607 37 Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number: 221297737 EORI number GB703960737000, Swift: RBOSGB2L

Telephone, +(44) 01744 814004

Fax,01744 812890

By post, to Hivis.co.uk, Unit 3 Lea Green Business Park, Eurolink, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4TR.

Shop opening times

Mon 9-5

Tue 9-5

Wed 9-5

Thur 9-5

Fri 9-4

Sat 9-1 Shop open 9-1 Saturday but offices closed
***(SHOP temp closed saturdays due to covid staff issues.)

Sun closed
Our whole business closes on all public bank holidays

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