Ballyclare Limited has been keeping workers safe and comfortable for well over a 100 years – building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading workwear and protective clothing suppliers.

We are a British designer, manufacturer and distributor of high quality, functional workwear, protective clothing and specialist PPE. We are a trusted producer of structural and specialist firefighting kit and protective clothing for the emergency services and armed forces as well as supplying managed services encompassing garment supply, leasing, repair and laundering. 

Our Customer Service and Design teams are based at our Head Office in Stockport with our National Distribution Centre in Lancashire which handles in-house embroidery, personalisation and made to measure requests. Our Account Management team is made up of dedicated sector-specific representatives who are on hand to look after you and any bespoke requirements you may have.

By combining our knowledge and experience garnered across different sectors, you can trust us to offer you the best protective workwear available – whether it’s for just one jacket or to equip your entire workforce.


  • We believe in Trust. Protection. Innovation.
  • We design our garments from scratch
  • We operate to the highest standards
  • We work with the best suppliers
  • Our 'IT' is state-of-the-art
  • We have an in-house embroidery and badging facility
  • We have fully scalable manufacturing capabilities
  • We have a National distribution centre
  • We have a dedicated customer service team



Pioner from Ballyclare Limited - logo

Ballyclare Limited manufactures and supplies the Pionér® brand. Pionér® is a trusted name in specialist heat-resistant, flame-retardant workwear. The garments offer excellent comfort and protection, making them highly suitable for on and offshore high risk environments where there is a risk of flash fire. We combine the most traditional of manufacturing attributes using the very best quality materials available. These are teamed with the most innovative thinking, the very latest fabrics and cutting-edge production techniques. Together, they form a collection of workwear which provides outstanding protection and the ultimate in shift-long comfort.


The Ballyclare Brand - logo

The Ballyclare range has been designed and manufactured to the highest required standards. We have used all our years of experience and knowledge, working with industry leading customers to offer the best range possible. Our Ballyclare workwear is designed with the wearer in mind and is all industrially launderable to provide you with the best option to kit out your teams. 

We pride ourselves on manufacturing all our workwear so it achieve our mission statement - Trust. Protection. Integrity. You can trust Ballyclare workwear to protect your team to all the releavnt safety standards.


Orcon® Workwear

Orcon Workwear from Ballyclare Limited - logo

Working with our sister company we are the only UK suppliers of Orcon® Workwear. In keeping with our heritage range Pionér® and own Ballyclare brand these garments are functional, comfortable and durable; the fabrics used are wear resistant, colourfast, designed for continuous use and can be industrially laundered. Our collection has been specially selected for the UK market - bringing together the very best ranges in one place for the first time. Designed for mixing and matching to give every member of your team, whatever their role, a positive professional image.


Ballyclare International

Ballyclare has expanded our UK base into the wider European market with the creation of Ballyclare International.

Ballyclare International provides customers in the European fire industry with our expertise, knowledge and a range of firefighting kit from structural to technical rescue, wildland and urban search and rescue garments that meet and exceed expectations and requirements.

We have offices in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, for their contact details see our Contact Us page.

Best Dressed Group

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Ballyclare Limited is part of Best Dressed Group, one of the world’s leading workwear and clothing groups. Between our brands we supply uniforms to customers in every business sector worldwide and are a main fashion brand.

Best Dressed Group has a breadth of experience, from managing bespoke and large scale contracts on an international scale, through to a catalogue offer to a high street retailer. In essence, we provide a high quality, efficient service with that all important personal approach that you expect from a local supplier.

Our group scale means that we also have considerable leverage through bulk purchasing, ensuring best value procurement for our customers. Our group has sales offices in the UK, Netherlands and Spain as well as our own in-house manufacturing facility in Tunisia allowing us to reduce the lead times on your orders.

This means that whatever your business, your location, and number of job roles, you can be assured that we will put you in contact with the right team to source your uniform from across our group.




The Best Dressed Group also includes:

Simon Jersey

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About Simon Jersey

Simon Jersey is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of uniforms. Their customers range in size from one member of staff to hundreds of thousands of employees, in every business sector.

They are passionate about creating stylish yet practical uniforms that look good day after day and wash after wash. They offer a catalogue range of more than 900 garments to allow their customers to create the ideal uniform for their business and launch new garments every year. Bespoke uniforms for their national customers are created by their in-house design team.




Orcon® Workwear

Orcon Workwear from Ballyclare Limited - logo

About Orcon® Workwear

We have built on our knowledge and experience in the Dutch market for over 80 years. Our garments offer practical functionality making them more comfortable to wear and deliver maximum value for the end user. The production of Orcon® Workweary starts in Doetinchem, The Netherlands, where experienced designers, pattern makers and machinists working on complete clothing concepts and solutions.



Simon Jersey Netherlands

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About Simon Jersey Netherlands

Simon Jersey is one of the leading brands in workwear in the UK and now Simon Jersey also available in the Netherlands. They specialise in clothes for beauticians, hairdressers and care but will soon expand this range to catering and hospitality.

Their passion is to create stylish and practical workwear that looks good from day after day, wash after wash. They continue to develop innovative, surprising and unique clothing with their own designers. They also specialise in the delivery of major projects such as, inter alia, Bakker Bart, Grolsch, CSU and other famous brands. 




Jigsaw logoAbout Jigsaw

Jigsaw designs are timeless, independent-minded and fun. They cherish the opportunity to make something beautiful, meaningful and lasting that can be worn for years. They use the best fabrics from the best factories to produce clothes with designer quality and detailing but at high-street prices. And they do everything they can to make sure materials and products are sourced responsibly.

Store teams are trained to offer customers friendly, genuine, knowledgeable and impartial advice in a relaxed environment. No two stores are the same, each one is individually designed to be sympathetic to its surroundings and its own existing architecture. New stock is delivered weekly, allowing the ranges to evolve constantly, so the customer shopping experience is always fresh and visually exciting.

Ballyclare holds the Royal Warrant for the supply of Specialist Fire Protective Clothing By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen through supplying firefighting suits to the Windsor Castle Fire Service.

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