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Arco is the UK’s leading safety company, distributing quality products and training and providing expert advice helping to shape the safety world and make work a safer place. Founded in 1884 and with a heritage spanning four generations, Arco integrates traditional family values with pioneering innovation to offer a world-class range of over 170,000 quality assured, branded and own brand products, including personal protective equipment, clothing, footwear, gloves, workplace safety and hygiene products.  Headquartered in Hull, Arco reaches its customers through its extensive product catalogue, interactive website and a network of over 40 trade counters. The company has sales of over £240m and employs approximately 1500 people. Arco is an active member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and is a member of their Registered Safety Suppliers Scheme. Arco has been accredited a ‘One to Watch’ status in the Best Companies Times Top 100 Survey and has been ranked in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table, which recognises Britain’s top-performing mid-market private companies by sales.

Arco is dedicated to its Corporate Social Responsibility policy and continually demonstrates its support of local business communities and charitable organisations, donating in excess of 1% of pre tax profits annually.  In 2007, Arco became a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and in 2010 a member of Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Arco’s newest partnership is with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA), which sees the company support its rapid response service and develop bespoke hazard wear for the paramedics and YAA staff. Arco further demonstrates its position as the UK’s leading safety company as the exclusive supplier of PPE, footwear and work wear to the BLOODHOUND project’s support team involved with the design, build and race of a car to raise the world land speed record to 800mph in 2015, and 1,000mph in 2016. 

BLOODHOUND's primary objective to inspire the next generation about science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) is supported by Arco's provision of one of the highest number of BLOODHOUND Ambassadors in the UK.  BLOODHOUND Ambassadors see over 40,000 school children a year at over 6000 schools, and colleges. Arco's support is key to delivering this important objective. 

For more information, visit www.arco.co.uk

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