Starting a Safety and Workwear Store

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: October 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Safety and workwear stores supply a range of safety clothing, footwear and PPE (personal protective equipment) workwear, to trade customers and consumers such as DIY enthusiasts. Key trade customers include employers and self-employed workers in the construction, manufacturing, agricultural, security, healthcare, hair and beauty, and hospitality and catering industries. As well as trading from physical store premises, safety and workwear stores increasingly trade online and by mail order.

Many safety and workwear stores provide logo embroidery, either in-house or by sub-contracting the work to specialist embroidery services.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a safety and workwear store. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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