In 1981, a family organisation was founded to deliver unrivalled PPE and Workwear products to key industries, nationally. Since that time, SMI has evolved to become one of the UK’s leading importers and distributors of Workwear & PPE. Retaining our family values, the third generation of SMI’s founders took over the business in 2011, and we have grown rapidly ever since.
We are not different people at work and at home; theres a human behind every job title and we give everyone the opportunity to bring all of themselves to work.
Each person has their unique set of personal and professional qualities, and our culture allows everyone to thrive, to be their best, and to have fun.
We all belong in this organisation; we feel accepted and valued. As a result, we all understand our purpose in the business and how important it is. We are connected by a common goal, working together to achieve our core vision and mission.
As a result, we communicate and collaborate more; we are engaged
and we are connected to each other and our customers.
We count on each other to do the job on time and to the best of our ability.
We are accountable and reliable. Our customers depend on us to deliver every single day; we don't let them down.
We're agile, quick and decisive. We adapt rapidly to internal changes and market dynamics.
We measure impact and outcome, not just activity. We deliver on time in every aspect of our role.
We encourage and enable everyone to bring their strengths to the table, creating an energy and a passion that produces exceptional results.
We're adaptable and creative and we are given the opportunity to find solutions, improve processes and drive innovation.
Divisional Sales Director
Head of Customer Experience
Head of Supply Chain
Head of IT
Head of Finance
We employ dedicated staff to manage these areas to ensure our “set goals” for compliance to these standards/accreditations are carried out and maintained throughout the organisation.
Naturally, the days are getting shorter, and the available light is getting dimmer, so it's probably time to revisit your outdoor workwear. So, join us as we explore our six essential products that help outdoor workers transition seamlessly into the autumn season.
In today's work environment, style is just as important as functionality. Employees often seek to express their personal flair, even when it comes to their work attire. While style reflects individuality, safety remains paramount in the workplace and the challenge lies in finding a middle ground that respects both style and safety.
Our ESG 2030 strategy will be a line of communication between SMI and our customers, ensuring they are kept up to date on all the ways SMI can help improve your own ecological footprint, alongside sharing our own journey.