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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Portwest Welly Throw in aid of SOSAD at ‘Ploughing 2023’

PortWest is returning to the National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois this coming week with its novel welly throw in aid of charity.

The company, in association with Dunlop, is hosting the ‘Throw a Welly’ initiative in support of SOSAD Ireland (Save our Sons and Daughters – Supporting You and Your Mental Health).

For more than 100 years, Portwest has been manufacturing safety workwear and personal protective equipment of the highest standard.

The firm, which is one of the fastest-growing workwear companies in the world, traces its roots to Westport in County Mayo, where it was founded in 1904 by the Hughes family.

They still own and manage the firm, which has been in the hands of the fourth generation since 2015.

About the company

Headquartered in Westport and employing over 5,000 people worldwide, Portwest takes pride in a team of world-class designers who specialise in flame-resistant and high-visibility workwear, hand and foot protection, PPE, and wearable technology.

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In addition, it owns four ultra-modern factories in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Italy, and Albania, giving full control over their quality, lead times and ethical sourcing.

It boasts sales offices in 9 global locations (UK, USA, China, Australia, UAE, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Poland) and customer support staff in 150+ countries.

In addition, Portwest has 8 international warehouses (UK, USA, China, Australia, UAE, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Poland) with a line fill rate of 96% guaranteeing “excellent” stock levels at all times.

In June of this year, the firm announced the acquisition of Canadian flame-resistant clothing company, IRF Workwear, for an undisclosed sum.

Portwest previously acquired two Australian workwear companies and invested in Baase Protection, a premium Italian footwear brand.

Portwest director, Harry Hughes, has said that “investment in innovative, market-leading workwear and safety companies is part of the Portwest Group’s strategy”.

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