Up to 10 staff to be let go from Sheffield protective clothing business

Up to 10 staff will be made redundant from a protective clothing and PPE manufacturer in Sheffield.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 7:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st October 2020, 7:03 pm

Management at Progressive Safety Limited, which produces protective footwear and clothing, verified that a maximum of 10 employees will be let go from the business after they formally started a redundancy process today.

Executives said they anticipate that a number of the proposed job losses will be voluntary redundancies and staff allegedly heard the news via a letter sent out by the company.

The organisation employs over 60 workers at its headquarters and has 10 sales employee across the country.

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Sheffield protective clothing company, Progressive Safety have confirmed there will be 10 redundancies at the business.

Progressive Safety as founded by John Topham in 1961, who started out selling steel toecap boots to miners before moving into the business’ first premises in the Old Vinegar Brewery in the East End of the city.

The company continued to expand under the founder’s son, Howard Topham who became the managing director and the company moved into a 34,000 square foot distribution centre in Darnall in 1995.

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