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August
26th
2021

Case study – Morecambe Bay NHS

PPE collaboration between Globus Group and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT) focuses on staff safety

A unique collaboration between Globus Group, the largest British-based PPE manufacturer, UHMBT, and Training and Testing Services (TTS) is providing frontline healthcare workers with increased protection and peace of mind with mobile face fit testing facilities.

August
20th
2021

Globus Group introduces innovative solution to industry respiratory protection

The latest RPE from Alpha Solway, part of the biggest British-based PPE manufacturer Globus Group, achieves excellent face fit test pass rates for workers looking for increased protection throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

Leading international PPE manufacturer, Globus Group has launched the IX-Series as a perfect solution for premium respiratory protection for all industries.

August
18th
2021

Globus Group donates tens of thousands of vital PPE products to Hospice

Leading international PPE manufacturer Globus Group has made a donation of personal protective equipment to Wigan and Leigh Hospice to help protect patients and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alpha Solway, part of Globus Group, has provided around 10,000 PPE products, totalling £3,000, from its Golborne-based factory. This includes including Type 2R face masks, FFP3 respirators and disposable gloves.

August
06th
2021

Alpha Solway donates PPE in bid to boost local economy and help bring people together

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway has partnered with Dumfries and Galloway Council to provide PPE for dozens of community events projects across the region, aiding economic and social COVID recovery.

The innovative manufacturer, part of Globus Group – the biggest British-based PPE company, has collaborated with the Council to support 39 funded community events in Dumfries and Galloway, distributing PPE as part of a £60,000 scheme to encourage towns and villages to hold small-scale festivals and community gatherings in the aftermath of COVID-19-related lockdowns.

August
05th
2021

Globus Group increases sustainable PPE offering with the launch of eco-friendly gloves

Leading international PPE manufacturer Globus Group has rolled out a next-generation range of sustainable safety gloves, as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

The new range, from the innovative firm's protective glove brand Skytec, includes the recycled polyester multi-purpose glove, Redeem™, and Recon™ – a high-grip glove with recycled yarns.

August
04th
2021

Globus Group launches unique new protective eyewear range

Riley Navigator - A stylish solution to safety eyewear

A first safety style of its kind, the premium safety eyewear range, Riley Navigator, allows workers to experience top retail design alongside high-quality protection in the workplace.

July
20th
2021

Case study – Cumbria NHS

Globus Group partners with North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, there were major challenges ahead for the NHS with sourcing critical PPE supply and UK demand.

July
01st
2021

Globus Group Case Study – From surfboard designer to saving the NHS making PPE

Josh Moffat, 30, Product Designer

Growing up in a family of creatives Josh was surrounded by inventiveness from a young age. Unlike most 10-year-olds who idolised sports stars and superheroes, Josh instead became fascinated by their armour – the kit and the tools they used to conquer their opponents.

June
30th
2021

UK-made PPE masks offer safety breakthrough for women frontline NHS workers

Leading international PPE manufacturer Globus Group has launched an innovative range of respirators with an engineered shape that delivers reliable levels of protection for women NHS workers.

The masks, designed for and tested on NHS staff with smaller face shapes, will help address concerns over the level of protection needed by healthcare professionals treating Covid patients.

June
23rd
2021

Alpha Solway donates over £20,000 of PPE to Children's Hospices Across Scotland

The PPE manufacturer has given respirators, visors and disposable gloves to Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) ahead of Children's Hospice Week 2021 (21st - 27th June)

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway has donated over £20,000 of vital personal protective equipment to Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) to help support the charity's invaluable work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

June
18th
2021

Scotland's largest manufacturing conference welcomes Globus Group

With Covid-19 causing much disruption to the manufacturing sector, many businesses have faced an array of challenges in navigating their way through the economic crisis that followed.

Scotland's largest manufacturing conference, run by Scottish Enterprise's Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) addressed how the industry can bounce back following a tumultuous year and invited Globus Group to demonstrate how companies can futureproof their business.

June
03rd
2021

Globus Group partners with Vision Express to provide high-performance safety eyewear

Leading international PPE manufacturer Globus Group has today announced a unique partnership with Vision Express to supply a range of prescription protective eyewear.

Protecting eyes without compromising on vital sharpness of vision has been a longstanding issue for workers across multiple industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as consumers doing DIY at home.

May
28th
2021

Globus Group shortlisted for Insider's Made in the North West Awards 2021

Leading international PPE company Globus Group has been named as a finalist for Manufacturer of the Year in the North West Business Insider's Made in the North West Awards 2021.

The annual awards recognise and celebrate enterprising and dynamic manufacturers across the region. The innovative global PPE firm has been shortlisted alongside leading automotive and industrial manufacturers in the Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m) category.

May
21st
2021

Alpha Solway bolsters apprenticeship programme following record year

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway has expanded its apprenticeship scheme following a period of substantial growth for the business over the last 12 months.

The innovative safety solutions company has created half a dozen additional apprenticeship placements at its site in Annan across professions including engineering, finance, administration, sales and much more.

May
17th
2021

Globus Group partners with HSJ to share the respiratory protection lessons learned from Covid

Innovative international PPE firm Globus Group has partnered with the Health Service Journal (HSJ) to deliver its dedicated Respiratory Forum for leading healthcare professionals.

Globus Group, the largest British-owned and British-based PPE manufacturer, hosted an interactive discussion for healthcare heads across the country, to consider the ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the lessons learned, and to map a pathway of respiratory protection for frontline workers.

May
07th
2021

Globus Group supports Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Innovative international PPE company Globus Group has today issued vital guidance to help reduce work-related hearing injuries in support of Deaf Awareness Week 2021.

The annual event aims to raise awareness of the isolation that deaf people can experience as well as promoting the positive aspects of living with deafness and the importance of social inclusion.

May
07th
2021

Alpha Solway teams up with local football clubs to give kids a kick start this summer

Alpha Solway has partnered with Queen of the South FC and Annan Athletic FC to provide sporting equipment for schools

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway has teamed up with Queen of the South FC and Annan Athletic FC to deliver over 600 footballs this month to 24 schools across Annan and Dumfries.

April
28th
2021

Globus Group Marks World Day for Health and Safety At Work

Leading international PPE firm Globus Group has today (28.04) committed to further strengthening its resilient PPE supply chain as part of World Day for Health & Safety at Work 2021.

To mark the day, Globus has reaffirmed its strategy to create resilient operations and a smooth supply chain, by committing to make 75% of its PPE products here in the UK. This acceleration in UK-production will create 1,000 jobs across all the company's UK facilities by the end of 2021.

April
27th
2021

Dozens of permanent job positions secured in a matter of months at Globus Group

Recruitment agency, iSupply Group, is celebrating more than 30 members of staff being awarded full-time permanent positions at leading local PPE firm Alpha Solway.

To mark the occasion, Warrington Wolves star Chris Hill presented a signed testimonial shirt to employees.

March
18th
2021

Saving lives … And sweeping floors

Globus Group initiative to recycle PPE off-cuts into hospital cleaning products

Leading international PPE firm Globus Group has created an innovative sustainable solution for personal protective equipment waste by recycling off-cuts from mask production into cleaning materials for hospitals.

March
17th
2021

Alpha Solway - SOSE investment partnership triggers PPE jobs boost

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway is set to create over 300 jobs and apprenticeship opportunities at a new manufacturing centre thanks to a unique multi-million-pound public-private investment partnership with South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).

The Annan-based company, part of Globus Group, will this month [March] begin construction on the state-of-the-art facility after securing a £4.8m funding support from SOSE. The new factory will have an overall build cost of £12 million part of Alpha Solway's total investment into the Dumfries and Galloway region of more than £33 million.

March
09th
2021

Globus Group celebrates the first Made in UK Day

Leading PPE firm Globus Group today (9/3) underlines its commitment to British manufacturing by celebrating the first ever 'Made in UK Day'

The company is stepping up a national recruitment drive, creating 1,000 jobs across all UK facilities by the end of 2021.

March
08th
2021

International Women's Day 2021: PPE firm Globus Group takes steps to boost opportunities for women in the sector

Leading international PPE firm Globus Group is boosting career opportunities for hundreds of women this year with an increased focus on specialised recruitment initiatives.

The business's ongoing large-scale recruitment drive will see more than 1,000 employees enter the company by the end of 2021. The goal is for half of the new recruits to be women.

February
19th
2021

The new Alpha Solway 2500 Series respirators, the perfect fit for your workforce

In the current climate, FFPs are now a required control measure in many workplaces. For all industries, the supply of adequate and suitable respiratory protective equipment is crucial to keeping staff safe.

However, when it comes to choosing the correct PPE for your business, it can prove to be a minefield. There are many factors that need to be considered and carefully planned so that any protective procedures which are implemented in the workplace are robust and provide adequate protection for employees.

February
09th
2021

National Apprenticeship Week: Talented youngsters launch careers helping to manufacture PPE for the NHS

Youngsters looking to break into the job market are the forgotten victims of the Covid pandemic. For many, hopes of launching careers after leaving school have been frustrated by rising unemployment and disappearing opportunities as employers tighten budgets. But thanks to leading international PPE firm Globus Group, these apprentices have been given a flying start and are thriving as demand for protective equipment soars.

Globus, which has a 25-year track record in supplying PPE and is committed to manufacturing 75% of its market-leading protective respiratory equipment in the UK, has a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities open at its Alpha Solway facilities in Annan and Dumfries, Scotland.

February
04th
2021

Alpha Solway MD says Made in the UK is the future

Alpha Solway’s Managing Director, Steven Binnie, told business leaders a shift to local manufacturing has been key to the company’s success in responding to Covid-19.

Commenting at the CAN DO Innovation Summit Steven highlighted the group’s 25 year history and wealth of experience in the PPE industry.

January
13th
2021

Globus Group Creates Hundreds Of Jobs Bringing Hope To Economic Victims Of The Pandemic

Leading international PPE firm Globus Group is boosting job prospects for hundreds of people facing redundancy across sectors hardest hit by the consequences of Covid-19.

The manufacturer is recruiting over 600 new staff across its sites in South West Scotland and North West England despite the pandemic.

January
13th
2021

BBC North West Tonight reports: Globus Group Creates Brings Hope to Economic Victims of the Pandemic

Following the announcement from leading international PPE firm Globus Group on job creation for hundreds of local people, BBC North West Tonight reported on three of their newest recruits who had been made redundant across sectors hardest hit by the consequences of Covid-19 who now work at the Warrington factory.

The manufacturer is recruiting over 600 new staff across its sites in South West Scotland and North West England despite the pandemic.

December
11th
2020

Alpha Solway honours top doctor with new ‘People’s Choice’ award

Inverclyde kidney specialist Dr Mun Woo has been honoured today as an unsung heroine of Scotland’s health service.

Dr Woo, who treats patients with established kidney failure at Inverclyde Royal Hospital’s renal unit, is the winner of the new ‘People’s Choice’ award, sponsored by leading Scottish PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway. She came out top in a public vote to pick the winner from a strong shortlist at the Scottish Health Awards.

November
27th
2020

Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway honour NHS Scotland heroes with new 'People's Choice' award

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway is to honour NHS Scotland's unsung heroes of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The safety equipment manufacturer, part of the Globus Group, will be celebrating the extraordinary work of NHS Scotland staff, social care staff and carers in responding to coronavirus with their 'People's Choice' award at the Scottish Health Awards. Seven finalists have been selected, and the winner of a public vote will be announced on 9th December 2020.

November
16th
2020

Top PPE Firm's £25,000 Boost For School Science

Leading PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has presented a £25,000 donation to nine schools in the Dumfries and Galloway area, to pay for new science equipment.

The funds are a 'thank you' for the vital part the schools played in producing essential PPE supplies being manufactured for frontline NHS professionals across Scotland.

October
02nd
2020

UK PPE firm to create hundreds of new jobs amid additional North West England manufacturing growth

Leading UK PPE firm, Globus Group, is creating hundreds of new jobs thanks to a multi-million-pound contract to make high-performance FFP3 face masks for frontline NHS staff. The company has already begun recruiting for posts at a new 72,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at Stone Cross Park, Warrington, which will be operational by the end of the month.

Contracts with the Department for Health and Social Care represents recognition of Globus's 25-year heritage in PPE, its commitment to UK manufacturing and the high quality, performance and wearer acceptance levels of its products.

August
13th
2020

Alpha Solway to manufacture £53 million vital PPE order for NHS Scotland

Deal to create 200 new Scottish jobs as UK unemployment soars.

At a briefing earlier today, the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that Scottish PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has been selected to manufacture 232 million surgical masks and 2 million visors for NHS Scotland. The Scottish Government has welcomed the news, as the deal will bring 200 new jobs and 10 apprenticeships to Alpha Solway's Dumfries factory, in addition to 50 new jobs which were created earlier this year.

July
22nd
2020

Leading PPE manufacturer donates surplus fabric to Dumfries and Galloway project for vulnerable people

Leading PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway has donated a quantity of surplus quilted lining fabric from its Scottish factories to a textiles project in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. Local people are exploring ways of using the material to benefit vulnerable groups and during the lockdown period they have been creating 'Quilted Hugs' which use the fabric as backing. Quilted Hugs are lap quilts or cushions which have been donated to isolated, vulnerable people across the region to help to support and comfort them during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Coordinating through Ann Hill of The Quilters of Shambellie House, local quilters in Langholm have so far made eight 'quilted hugs' using Alpha Solway's surplus material, and they are busy making more. Each quilt contains a personal message to the recipient from the person who has made the quilt.

June
25th
2019

Comfort, Cut Resistance and Durability Feature in New SHOWA DURACoil Range

The new multi-purpose DURACoil glove range by SHOWA, part of the Globus Group, combines high-level comfort with cut resistance, durability and exceptional grip performance, protecting workers in medium-low cut risk environments.

Introduced into the UK, Ireland and Middle East by Globus Group, the new safety glove range features SHOWA's innovative DURACoil technology. This specialist process sees the liner engineered by tightly wrapping tenacious multifilament polyester around a cut resistant fibre, which is then reinforced with High-Performance Polyethylene (HPPE).

May
15th
2019

Riley® safety eyewear named BSIF Safety Solutions award winner 2019

Performance safety eyewear specialist Riley®, part of the Globus Group, has won a top award at this year's British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards.

Riley® was named winner of the Safety Solutions Award for its ground-breaking approach to protecting the eyesight of staff at leading global industrial lighting supplier Hubbell Scotland.

April
26th
2019

Major Investment sees Globus Group Expand into New Warehouse and Office Development

With an impressive and continuing growth trajectory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer and solutions provider, Globus Group, has moved home to a brand new multi-million-pound warehouse and office facility, T2 on Manchester's Trafford Point.

The purpose built 100,000sq. ft headquarters has enabled key functions to consolidate under one roof, having previously operated out of several locations within Manchester's Trafford Park and beyond. The investment comes on the back of over a decade of sustained growth and a significant increase in staff numbers, both underpinned by growing domestic and international demand.

February
07th
2019

CR39 V POLYCARBONATE

How a lack of knowledge could be leaving industrial workers exposed

With an estimated 77 percent of individuals in the UK* requiring a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, making sure workers in industrial environments who are exposed to eye hazards are properly protected is an important issue – yet one that can be all too easily overlooked.

January
31st
2019

Introducing the New SHOWA 6110PF Biodegradable Nitrile Glove

Globus Group has enhanced its market-leading single-use disposable gloves range with the introduction of the SHOWA 6110PF new biodegradable nitrile glove.

Using SHOWA's groundbreaking Eco Best Technology (EBT) the new 6110PF provides the same physical properties as traditional nitrile gloves – durability, texture, fit and performance along with the same shelf life - but with one added dimension.

October
03rd
2018

Comfort, protection and style flow through Riley STREAM™

Safety eyewear specialist Riley®, part of the Globus Group, has highlighted its STREAMTM safety glasses as one of the most popular in its range.

Ultra-lightweight and metal-free, providing a perfect blend of safety, style and comfort, the STREAMTM safety glasses benefit from a number of innovative features to complement the impact-resistant F-rated polycarbonate protective lens including:

September
11th
2018

Globus Group offers a helping hand to support garden transformation

PPE specialist Globus Group has supported one of the UK's most celebrated Garden Centres and Nurseries – Hillier – on a charity project to transform the garden of a family whose two-year-old son is suffering from sight impacting tumours behind both eyes.

Globus Group was contacted by one of its distributors, GTS, after hearing about the Hillier project to support the Burrell family whose son, Sebastian is suffering from bilateral Retinoblastoma, to see if it could help equip scores of volunteers and workers with protective gloves during the garden transformation.

August
03rd
2018

New SHOWA S-TEX 377 – Outstanding Oil Grip and Cut Resistance

Globus has enhanced its market-leading SHOWA gloves range with the launch of the highly cut resistant SHOWA S-TEX 377.

By combining the unique Hagane Coil® cut-resistant technology with the SHOWA double dipped nitrile grip coating, the new SHOWA S-TEX 377 is the perfect solution for oily environments with high cut risks such as oil and gas, engineering, press stamping and industrial maintenance.

July
06th
2018

Award Winning Performance Features in the New SHOWA 4561 Cut Resistant Glove

Globus has further enhanced its leading portfolio of safety gloves with the introduction of the new SHOWA 4561.

Tested to the new EN 388:2016 standard delivering level D cut resistance, the new 4561 also features ZORB-IT® technology providing outstanding grip in oily conditions due to an extra absorbent nitrile coating.

May
25th
2018

AlphaChem X150 coverall delivers reinforced protection and added durability

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has launched the innovative Alphachem X150 disposable coverall for workers requiring clothing protection against Type 3 and 4 chemical splashes and sprays.

Providing an effective barrier against a range of commonly used chemicals within industry sectors such as agriculture, petrochemical, waste management, utilities and food manufacturing, the new Alphachem X150 is a light, durable and cost-effective coverall.

May
17th
2018

AlphaShield 2200 – bound to deliver greater protection for workers

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has enhanced its Alphashield range of lightweight Type 5/6 coveralls with the launch of its 2200 - featuring fully bound seams.

Providing highly effective head to ankle protection against a range of particulate hazards and light liquid splashes, the new Alphashield 2200 is ideally suited for workers across a range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical and electronic manufacturing, bodyshop, paint spraying, resin and fibreglass applications through to environmental and crime scene investigation applications.

February
08th
2018

Award-winning ENHA Ranger safety helmet absorbs impact energy with Crashbox

A unique safety hard hat that has revolutionised head protection across mainland Europe thanks to its innovative design features is now available in the UK and Ireland thanks to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specialist Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group.

Providing enhanced impact protection and comfort for workers across a wide range of industries, the award-winning Ranger safety helmet features the unique Crashbox protection system, created by renowned head protection manufacturer ENHA.