Mayo:Portwest, Symbolic of how a Mayo Based Business can thrive

“ Westport has a good  environment and is a  desirable place to live”
                                                                          Cathal Hughes, Chairman

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The Story Portwest is a third generation  family business, based in Westport for 110 years. It is a Workwear  and PPE company, supplying  head to toe protection to people working in Industry, Oil, Gas and general industry.

How far Portwest has expanded business, one only needs to look at the number of countries it exports to. That figure is over 87, with offices in China, Dubai, Poland, Dusseldorf, Paris, England and the States. There is also a factory in Bangladesh. The Head office in Westport employs 70 people in design, graphics, logistics, finance and management and worldwide the company employs 1,900 people.

Why Mayo?

"Access to Mayo is fantastic with Ireland West Airport at Knock within 45 minutes from Westport and has multiple flights to the UK. In Addition, there is excellent support from the Local Enterprise Office. The environment and surrounds of Westport means it is easy to attract quality employees with the place being conducive to bringing up a family. Westport is the best place in Ireland to live."


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