About us: The Howsafe Advantage

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History

Howsafe are specialist in the supply of workwear, embroidery & printing, safety equipment and cleaning & hygiene supplies. The workwear store is located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
 
With thirty five years now under our belt and three succesful business moves we know a thing or two about suppying workwear, cleaning supplies and safety equipment. The business is run by Clark Howe, son of the founder Mike,  who started the business in 1978.
 
The first business premises was located on Eastfield Road in Peterborough (opposisite the cemetry) and then moved to Queens Drive West in Dogsthorpe. In 2005/6 the company moved to its current premises at Challenger Way, just off Edgerley Drain Road (between the Power Station & Motorpoint).
 
Nearly forty years on and the company is still going strong despite economic turbulence.  We believe this is down to our strong focus on customer care, led by a unique van sales service operated by personal account managers, whose duty it is to service local customers within a 25 miles radius of Peterborough. All this is backed up by a dedicated Internal Sales Team who are on hand to answer all your queries.
 
Howsafe work closely with its trade customers to ensure that they are receiving great prices - for contract prices please contact either Jim lawson or Clark Howe on 01733 560669 or email sales@howsafe.co.uk
 
“We will do our best to save you money over your existing suppliers whilst at the same time offering you a whole host of money saving services.” Clark Howe (MD)
 

Large stocks

Howsafe carries huge amounts of stock in one location  - this enables us to normally supply off-the-shelf and despatch orders without moving stock from depot to depot. The bottom line is that you get your orders faster.
 
With a total of 12,000 plus square feet of storage area we cans supply most stock lines straight off the shelf (pictured above just a small section of one of our three warehouses).
 
 

Loyalty & experience

Howsafe has not only earned great customer loyalty with over 1000 happy trade customers serviced monthly, but also employee loyalty too. Our ranks our filled with long term, team members, with decades of experience between them. So when you pick up the phone and call, you will get somebody who knows what they are talking about. There are nineteen full time staff employed, a quick tally up reveals well over 200 years worth of experiance.
 
Contact us via email sales@howsafe.co.uk or tel: (01733) 560669
 
 

Shop online

 
The Howsafe online shop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is linked dynamically to our HQ meaning that all incoming orders are dealt with the same priority as those received by phone, fax, email or post.

With thousands of products avalailable to order from the comfort of your own home or office, kitting out yourself or your team has never been more convenient or more simple.
 
 
 
Website Key Benefits:
  • The website links directly to your special prices, automatically pricing your orders for you.
  • Save £££’s in our constantly changing Special offers section, click on the stack of pounds coins on the homepage.
  • The "Wish List" Function allows you to access a list of previously purchased items.
  • Full order history function available online allowing you to easily access previous internet orders.
  • Add embroidery and printing details upon checking out.
  • Loads of detailed product information making product selection much easier.
  • The site is open 24/7 allowing you to shop when it suits you.
 
How to Start Buying from Howsafe on Account and Save Money:
  • Fill out one of our new account forms available here.
  • Let us know what items you buy regularly (ask for Clark or Jim)
  • Clark and Jim will come back to you and do their best to save your company money
  • Once your account is approved your good to go
If you are interested in setting up an account with Howsafe and would like to discuss your special prices with Jim or Clark please click here or phone Tel: (01733) 560669
 
Credit account customers are able to login directly to their accounts to gain access to history, pricing and to easily place repeat orders. Naturally security of your online purchases is of paramount importance and therefore we use only the most robust software and reputable payment service providers.
 

Retail showroom

Howsafe’s Workwear Store is open to the public.

From rugged branded workwear and warm outerwear to the area’s largest display of safety footwear, thousands of products are waiting to be snapped up and wrapped up.
 
Avoid the queues in town and park right outside the door at Units 18-20 Challenger Way, Edgerley Business Park, PE1 5EX.

We are open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm.
 
You will be able to browse and try on our full range of workwear, safety equipment and safety footwear. Changing room facilities are available.
 
For directions click here
 

Mobile showrooms

If your business is located within a 25 mile radius of Peterborough you can take advantage of our industry-unique Mobile Showroom service. With vehicles kitted-out with a range of commonly purchased products our sales team is able to suppy, demonstrate and fit your workforce on your own doorstep to save you time and money.
 
Your Account Manager is our unique selling point - there job is help make your life easy by handling size exchanges, bringing out samples for consideration and taking care of any returns, plus handling all of your deliveries. This ensures that your order gets to the correct location within your company every time.
 
Not only that, but they are a great bunch of friendly folk who do not pressure sell...
 
So if you have a business with 25 miles or so from Peterborough why not arrange a visit by your Account Manager.
 

Quality products

Howsafe stick to tried and tested good quality products from the top manufacturers — our company policy is not to go out and source the cheapest products we can find, but the best quality products that offer the best value for money for the customer.
 
All the big workwear brands are stocked on the shelf - Blaklader, Snickers, Helly Hansen, Regatta, Cofra and many more.
 
Even our basic ranges are carefully selected from the best manucaturers so if you buy a product from Howsafe you can rest assured it will do the job.
 
 

embroidery & printing

For all you need to know about embroidery & printing click here
 
Howsafe use on-site, state-of-the-art embroidery and printing machinery to provide a superb finish to all logo’s. Adding your company logo to your workwear adds a professional image to your company, it also advertises your company and helps give your customers peace of mind that they are dealing with a reputable organisation.
 
 
Services offered:
  • Embroidery of company logo’s and standard lettering fonts
  • Single colour printed logo’s often seen on hi-viz garments
  • Multi coloured logo’s perfect for promotional items
  • To find out more about our embroidery service using our free guide click here
 
Pictured: One of our new embroidery machines.
 
 

Quality assured service

Howsafe have been an ISO9000 registered company since 1994, ensuring that the service you a receive a consistent and reliable service.

Our internal systems are improvement led, meaning we are constantly measuring our performance and exploring areas for improvement.
 
 
 
 
 

Safety footwear

Howsafe are the largest independant stockists of Cofra Safety Footwear in the UK . As a specialist in the supply of protective footwear we have offered the Cofra range for many years and over this time the shoes and boots have proved themselves to offer the best combination of durability, comfort and price.
 
Our safety footwear is laid out in pairs in our showroom, therefore making selection much easier for you, we stock over 60 different styles, all of which are available from our website and from our Showroom.
 
An Invitation...
 
If you would like to find out more about what Howsafe can offer you - and more importantly give us the oppertunity to find out what your needs are please contact us t: (01733) 560669 or email sales@howsafe.co.uk
 
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