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INTRODUCING OUR SALES DIRECTOR

A PAGE TO INSPIRE YOU PACKED WITH INNOVATIVE, FRESH IDEAS & INDUSTRY INSIGHTS.

My name is Nick Greenfield and as the Sales Director for Heathbrook, I am always on the look-out for you! Whether it’s a new innovative product, or perhaps a great way to save you money, even latest industry news, I’ll keep you posted on my page. I hope it inspires you.

Metal free safety shoes with airport background

The ideal safety footwear range, at a price that makes it ideal for temporary staff during the summer months. Protective fibreglass toe cap, leather upper, dual density PU, Slip Resistant SRC, Fuel & Oil Resistant. For more details and costs:  


INNOVATION

SAFETY SHOES WITH PATENTED DIAL LACING SYSTEM

Including footwear with a dial lacing system, the range offers benefits that encompass both safety features and convenience:

  • Precision Fit
  • Consistent Tension
  • Quick Release / Time Saving
  • Durability
  • Ease of Use

Just one of the many benefits of our new Italian safety footwear range, designed for safety, durability and style.

    UPF summer hi-vis on the airport ramp.

    UPF HI-VIS WEAR INNOVATION

    UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and is the rating given to clothing for its protection against solar ultraviolet radiation. 

    Protection Level:

    • UPF measures both UVA and UVB rays, while SPF only measures UVB.
    • Ultraviolet A (UVA) has a longer wavelength and is associated with skin ageing.
    • Ultraviolet B (UVB) has a shorter wavelength and is associated with skin burning.

    Hivizology specialists Leo Workwear have designed a variety of garments offering UPF 40+ protection.  We are pleased to be able to offer our clients a range of sustainability, hi-vis protection, that also offers UPF protection as the summer finally heats up. Contact us to discuss all the options.

      Product Spotlight

      NEW AIRLITE SOFTSHELL COAT

      Man and woman each wearing airline soft-shell coat in front of aircraft.

      Perfect for customer facing roles due to its smart appearance. A stylish garment that provides protection in wet and windy environments. Ideal for keeping airport staff looking great and feeling warm and dry. This coat design has won praise from users and has been designed to incorporate feedback from wearers in the aviation sector.

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      SONIS COMMS REVOLUTIONISES COMMUNICATION IN HIGH NOISE ENVIRONMENTS.

      Sonis Comms system on a runway

      High-tech headsets create an autonomous, private network. Up to 15 team members can stay connected across large sites with no WIFI or mobile internet.

      Aviation is one sector where I see these being particularly valuable… with the potential to shave minutes off turn-around, ramp operations, or other time-critical procedures at airports.

      PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

      NEW AIRLITE ALL WEATHER JACKET

      An all jacket designed by airfield operators for airfield operators.


      AVOCET Jacket made using post-consumer recycled plastic.

      The EarthPro® Avocet jacket is made from a top specification material that is both waterproof (rating 10,000m) and breathable (rating 3,000g/m2)!

      With its sporty, dynamic design, this eye-catching jacket has contrasting side panels, zip guard and trim on collar…enhanced further with reflective piping! Contact us on 0118 931 3200 to discuss.

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      Sustainable choices that doesn’t compromise on style, performance, or value.

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      LIGHTWEIGHT HEATED JACKET

      STAY DRY WHATEVER THE WEATHER.

      Thermogen Warmloft jacket features a heated core zone operated by a battery power bank – giving the user two hours of continuous heat. It is water repellent, lightweight, durable, insulated, machine washable.

      • 2 zipped lower pockets
      • Hidden elastication at cuff
      • Adjustable shockcord hem
      • Heated Technology
      • Active battery powered heating system
      • 1 large heated back panel
      • Easy operation
      • Safety cut off
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      HEATED TUNNEL JACKET

      NO compromise on style, comfort, protection and performance.

      The Hi-Vis Ultrasonic Heated Tunnel Jacket offers the best in high visibility standards EN ISO 20471 and insulation properties.

      Premium water-resistant fabric

      • Heat sealed seams for increased water and wind resistance
      • Battery life of up to 10 hours
      • Stain resistant finish repels oil, water and grime
      • Micro USB charging cable included
      • Battery powered carbon fibre heated panels bring extra warmth to the wearer

      HEATHBROOK Red Lion Point for U-Power

      At both on Lincoln and Reading premises we stock the Ryder Trainer Shoe and Stego Hiker Boot in sizes 7-11. You are welcome to come and see them in person. 

      Image of a Skills Trainer highlighting all it features

      When it comes to innovation in footwear U-Power has it covered

      U-Power’s Ryder safety shoe (Red 360 range) is low, light and comfortable, with ultra-breathable nylon and a soft suede upper. It also features a Lycra® fibre fabric collar, heel shock shield, aluminium toecap, anti-puncture, anti-slip and PU / PU infinergy S1P SRC ESD sole.

      A space suit, latest innovation for the lunar surface

      NEXT GENERATION SPACESUIT

      A superior fit for astronauts while increasing their ability to perform tasks.No matter what the job a workwear supplier needs to consider the working environment.
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      V12 Groundwork

      A weight off your feet

      Stylish, but it is that all important comfort that makes this a great innovation.

      If you walk in these boots 10k steps, you’ll have carried around one less hippo compared to a standard wellington – a saving of 3 tonnes a day. 

      Twice as durable than its rubber sole alternative. You could walk from London to Edinburgh and back before the sole tread wore through.

      If 2 bowling balls were dropped on your foot from 1 meter  high you would be protected!

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      Metatarsal Protection

      A safety boot that is perfect for airports and logistic staff

      With over half a million workplace injuries in the UK a year and foot injuries a contributing factor, it is essential for employers and employees to make the right footwear protection decisions.

      Foot injuries especially can be expensive, often a several thousand pound claim, with many hidden and uninsured costs.

      The new Airlite AL-100 safety boot offers top of foot protection using an innovative product called ‘PORON-XRD’. A flexible material that hardens with impact, providing immediate protection from falling objects.

      What to look out for

      Latest Innovations

      1. SMART FABRICS

      Smart fabrics are revolutionising the workwear industry by providing a range of benefits, including moisture-wicking, temperature regulation, and odor control. These fabrics are designed to interact with the wearer’s body, sensing changes in temperature, moisture, and other environmental factors, and adjusting accordingly.

      2. WEARER TECHNOLOGY

      Some examples of wearable technology in workwear include safety vests with built-in GPS tracking, hard hats with sensors that monitor head impact and heat exposure, and smart gloves that allow workers to control machinery and equipment remotely.

      3. ADAPTIVE CLOTHING

      Adaptive workwear is designed to accommodate a range of physical impairments, such as limited mobility, reduced dexterity, or prosthetic limbs. Examples of adaptive workwear include magnetic closures instead of buttons, adjustable waistbands, and tear-away seams.


      Sustainability

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      Kingford cargos use 14 plastic bottles in each garment!

      ECO FRIENDLY HI-VIS

      With reinforced pockets for strength, quadruple stitched reflective tape, and triple stitched main seams… these trousers aren’t going to waste anytime soon!

      Image of Traffi Glove with water falling on it

      The World’s First Carbon Neutral Safety Glove

      Savings all round

      Increased longevity, often 20+ days instead of standard 4-6 days. Cost as little as £0.29 /day, compared average costs of £1.05 / day – yearly saving of £19,836 for a company with 100 users!

      A stylish suit made from plastic bottles

      Making sustainability the smart choice

      SMART SUSTAINABILITY

      When it come to smart you can’t go wrong with a Clubclass suit made from recycled plastic bottles. And when you choose Clubclass Collections you are buying from a UK carbon neutral supplier.

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      ECO FRIENDLY HI-VIS

      Kingford cargos use 14 plastic bottles in each garment!

      With reinforced pockets for strength, quadruple stitched reflective tape, and triple stitched main seams… these trousers aren’t going to waste anytime soon!

      Image of Traffi Glove with water falling on it
      Savings all round

      The World’s First Carbon Neutral Safety Glove

      TRAFFI – TG1240

      • Suitable for use in wet, dry, oily and hot contact (up to 100°) environments. EN 407:2004
      • Fully certified even after washing – EN388 : 2016
      • Antimicrobial and designed for maximum dexterity
      • Completely carbon neutral!

      Saving Example: Increased longevity, often 20+ days instead of standard 4-6 days. Cost as little as £0.29 /day, compared average costs of £1.05 / day – yearly saving of £19,836 for a company with 100 users!

      A stylish suit made from plastic bottles
      SMART SUSTAINABILITY

      Making sustainability the smart choice

      When it come to smart you can’t go wrong with a Clubclass suit made from recycled plastic bottles. And when you choose Clubclass Collections you are buying from a UK carbon neutral supplier.


      Sectors

      iant kelp can grow around 2ft (60cm) every day and can be harvested regularly without killing the organism (Credit: BBC)

      Is seaweed the future of flying?

      Aviation emits 2.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And as the world aims to limit global warming to 1.5C degrees by cutting carbon emissions to net zero by the middle of this century, the sector will need to find alternatives to fossil fuels to power aircrafts. Giant Kelp according to research could be the answer. This BBC article provides fascinating insights into why (image credit BBC).

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      UK Government campaign to help recruitment

      Generation Aviation

      Generation Aviation is a new recruitment campaign aimed at encouraging people to consider a career in the UK’s aviation sector. 

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      HeathBrook Insight

      Report on expected growth

      Flying High?

      Aviation industry to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2023 according to a report featured on Consultancy.UK

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      Sustainability you can trust

      Why the EarthPro® Range is the ethical choice

      Recycling garments is a complex procedure. The mix and composition of the fabric determines how the garment can be recycled, which is why Orn worked with the largest UK textile recycling partner to create a EarthPro® Collection.

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      Long way out of recession

      Experts predict the markets won’t be out of recession before next year

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      Packaging

      Packaging made from sugarcane

      ClubClass partners with Carbon Neutral Britain to measure and offset their carbon footprint, to become Certified as a Carbon Neutral Business.

      WORKWEAR

      MASCOT® CUSTOMIZED

      The workwear of the future should be lightweight and comfortable like sportswear, but also innovative and durable like workwear – and it should be comprised of as many recycled materials as possible. 

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      Deliveries where you want

      DPD uses What3Words

      For many customers, we know this will come as welcome news, with no more hunting for deliveries next door, or the other side of the airport! In fact, once set up correctly, the DPD driver can only scan your parcel within the designated 3m square.


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