Arco, the UK’s leading distributor of safety products, has been awarded the prestigious accolade of Best Distributor at this year’s Professional Clothing Awards in recognition of its successful partnership with GORE-TEX® Fabric in the launch of its new GORE-TEX® Heat & Flame Garments with GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology.

In its second year, the Professional Clothing Awards returned for 2014 in conjunction with the industry’s most celebrated Professional Clothing Show which runs from 1 – 2 April. The Awards provide a platform to celebrate innovation within the professional clothing industry and recognise achievement across the workwear, corporate wear and PPE industries. Nominations for 2014 were submitted from over 20 countries, providing stiff competition.

Arco was presented with the Best Distributor Award by and John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association and Ruth Morris, uniform manager for the Rugby World Cup 2015 and 2012 London Olympics, at a gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC. The new GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology, developed in partnership were endorsed for their ability to provide customers with a world-class technical solution to heat and flame resistance which is unavailable anywhere else in the UK. By incorporating GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology into its products, Arco was able to offer a unique solution to its customers in the UK.

Richard Sansom, Product and Procurement Manager at Arco Ltd, comments: “This is a fantastic achievement and a real testament to our relationship with our supply chain partners. As a business we pride ourselves on being experts in safety and through these strong partnerships, we are able to distinguish ourselves from our competitors in providing innovative solutions. One of these unique offerings is our GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology, where we identified a clear gap in the heat and flame protective market and were able to work with Gore to incorporate their technology into our designs, developing the solution our customers need.”

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