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Founded in 1904, Irish company Portwest has become one of Europe’s most trusted names in workwear, personal protective equipment and safety footwear and leisurewear. In 2014, Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched a Portwest sales office and warehouse in Dubai. Portwest is now a global business, with bases in Ireland, the UK, Poland, Germany, Dubai, Bangladesh and the US. The group employs about 2,000 people globally.

Financial Data

  • 31st Dec 21 Source: Estimated
    • €325 million turnover
    • 4,500 employees
  • 31st Dec 20 Source: Estimated
    • €300 million turnover
    • 4,500 employees


By Turnover

(€325 million)

By Employees

237th in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 4,500
  • €325 million


  • Harry Hughes CEO/MD

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