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Hats off to Fortress Distribution as they support Brain Tumour Research ‘Wear a Hat Day’ at the Health and Safety Event

Fortress Distribution is delighted to be able to support the Brain Tumour Research charity’s annual ‘Wear A Hat day 2016’ which is the premier brain tumour awareness event in the UK, helping to support long-term, life-saving research to move ever closer to a cure.

This year, the fun day aimed at encouraging everyone to wear a hat, falls on 24th March during the Health and Safety Event at Birmingham’s NEC. With the Brain Tumour Research charity selling a number of different pin badges to promote the day, Fortress Distribution spotted a hard hat pin badge that aptly fits in with this key industry health and safety event.

“Supporting charities is a key part of our corporate values, comments Jenny Matthews, Director at Fortress Distribution. We noticed that Brain Tumour Research have a hard hat pin badge for ‘Wear A Hat Day 2016’ and as it coincides with the Health and Safety Event we wanted to look at ways we could get involved.”

Wear A Hat Day 2016
Wear A Hat Day 2016

Having made a donation to the vital work of the Brain Tumour Research charity, Fortress Distribution will be handing out ‘hard hat’ pin badges at the Health and Safety to promote awareness of this worthwhile cause. Visit Fortress Distribution on Stand A20 for your pin badge and join in the promotion of the invaluable work by this organisation.

Fortress Distribution will be exhibiting their full product offering of personal protection equipment and visitors will find latest product news and samples on their Stand A20.

Fortress Distribution is a wholesale distribution business specialising in selling innovative personal protection equipment from US brands on an exclusive basis in the UK. It currently has Black Mamba Gloves and Yuleys reusable overshoes in its range.

If you would like to find out more information about the Brain Tumour Research charity, please visit or call 01908 867200.

For further information of Fortress Distribution and its product range visit or call 01908 676869.


Fortress Distribution teams up with the Steve Joughin Cycle Academy and turns its hand to helping rising stars

Fortress Distribution is proud to be supporting the newly formed Steve Joughin Academy, a youth cycle team for rising stars of the future.

The Academy, founded by Steve Joughin an ex pro cyclist and founder of Pro Vision Clothing aims to help four young riders realise their dreams and prepare them for a successful journey through their cycling life. These young riders will be competing on a National and European level where funding from Fortress Distribution will be used to support their training and travel schedule.

Steve Joughin Cycle Academy TeamThe cycle industry is not new to health and safety product distributor Fortress Distribution with one of its main product lines, the Black Mamba Nitrile Glove selling into the cycle maintenance and repair industry for a number of years. The gloves are widely used by both professional mechanics and keen cyclists and will now also be used by team mechanics for the academy.

Jenny Matthews, Fortress Distribution, “We are delighted to be able to support the work of the Steve Joughin Cycle Academy. It’s fantastic to see these young riders coming up through the ranks and we’re excited to see how they will perform in the coming race season. Fortress Distribution values its corporate and social responsibility and is always looking at ways in which it can give something back to the community either through charitable donations or supporting youth sports development.”

Steve Joughin, “I know from experience that the hardest part of making your way in cycling is funding so I am really pleased to help young riders make their way in the cycling world. The support from Fortress Distribution will be invaluable to helping these promising lads. Together, if we can help them fulfil their ambitions we will be happy.”

Fortress Distribution is a wholesale distribution business specialising in selling innovative personal protection equipment from US brands on an exclusive basis in the UK. It currently has Black Mamba Gloves and Yuleys reusable overshoes in its range.

If you would like to find out more information about the Steve Joughin Academy and please visit or call 01782 845 646.

For further information of Fortress Distribution and its product range visit or call 01908 676869.

Ride into Spring with Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves

Industrial Strength Workshop Gloves

With the sun making an appearance and temperatures increasing, if you haven’t already dusted down your bike, now is the time to carry out essential pre-season maintenance and get back on yer bike.

And to give you a helping hand (quite literally) we thought you might like to hear about the benefits of Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves for cycle maintenance;

  • 3 times thicker than standard disposable gloves offering increased puncture resistance and superior anti-tear strength
  • Textured Grip Rite finish for precise contact and tactile sensitive contact
  • Specifically formulated from a unique blend of nitrile designed to be the toughest disposable glove on the market today.
Black Mamba Gloves
Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves

It’s not just about keeping your hands clean and soft but also protecting your skin from the nasty chemicals present in brake fluid, oils and lubricants. Black Mamba Gloves are super strong yet without the loss of feel that you might have experienced with other gloves.

These gloves are also great for fixing punctures and general road side repairs. Quite simply no saddle bag should leave home without a pair! And a further useful tip from one of our colleagues is to wear a pair under regular cycling gloves as a waterproof layer. So now there’s  no need to get caught out with cold and wet hands during April showers!


Fancy trying them out? You’ll find various online stockists or take a look on Wiggle who now stock a handy retail pack of 8 gloves as well as our standard box of 100 Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves.

Happy Cycling!

About the Black Mamba brand
Black Mamba Gloves are designed and manufactured for industrial applications where standard disposable gloves are unable to provide the resilience and performance demanded by the toughest of jobs. Black Mamba gloves work as hard as you do

We’re stepping into the spotlight with Yuleys overshoes at The Health & Safety Event

 After the successful introduction of Black Mamba Gloves in 2012 we are once again demonstrating our ability to introduce leading-edge PPE brands to the UK. In a few weeks time we will be debuting Yuleys unique and revolutionary re-usable shoe cover at the Health and Safety Event in Birmingham.

Yuleys reusable overshoes
Yuleys reusable overshoes

Designed to fit conveniently and quickly over safety footwear, the Yuleys slip on / slip off safety footwear protector enables construction workers, tradesmen and delivery drivers to enter clean environments without the need to remove their dirty footwear. And what’s more,  they are also an environmentally friendly and cost conscious alternative to traditional disposable shoe covers as Yuleys can easily be cleaned with warm water for years of use.

The footwear is a seamless one piece shoe cover made of flexible industrial grade SEBS rubber and comes in a variety of sizes to fit the majority of work shoes and boots. Featuring a non slip grip, Yuleys allow users to proceed with their work without removing safety footwear and without the risk of slipping in a paper, plastic, or nylon shoe cover.

Founded in 2012, Fortress Distribution says it is growing rapidly through its partnership with Black Mamba Gloves and Accessories, and is looking forward to introducing additional brands to its safety and work wear portfolio. Alan Matthews, Director at Fortress Distribution, said “We are really excited to be partnering with Yuleys protective footwear to bring this unique product to the UK and Ireland. There is a real gap in the market for the solution that Yuleys provides and we can see a tremendous opportunity for this product.”

Visit Stand F58 at the NEC to see Yuleys in action and to test out the super tough disposable Black Mamba Nitrile Glove with your free sample pair. 10% show discount available to all visitors when placing their first order.

For more information visit Fortress Distribution Ltd  and The Health & Safety Event 2014.

By Jenny Matthews.

Black Mamba Gloves give other disposables a grilling

Black Mamba Gloves give other disposables a grilling and offer a helping hand when cleaning ovens.

Leading US brand Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves have heated up the disposable glove industry in the UK since they made their way across the Atlantic in 2012. Distributed by Fortress Distribution Ltd, based in Milton Keynes, Black Mamba’s are becoming an increasingly popular choice in the professional oven cleaning industry as the preferred hand protection for cleaning ovens, microwaves, BBQ’s and extractor hoods.

Black Mamba Gloves
Black Mamba Gloves

The Black Mamba nitrile glove is tough and durable at over 6.0 mils thick offering a superior fit and better puncture, abrasion, and chemical resistance than disposable vinyl or latex gloves. These ambidextrous gloves have a Grip Rite textured surface offering a secure and tactile grip whilst providing sensitivity for delicate, precise tasks – perfect for finding your way around the inside of an oven and those hard to see places. They are ideal for domestic applications, as well as automotive, general maintenance, manufacturing and with the added benefit that the colour helps to hide dirt, grime and grease to increase overall product lifetime and value. The gloves are available in sizes, small through 2XL – so there’s a pair suitable to fit any hands and they’re a perfect addition to any household for domestic chores.

So whether you’re a cleaning professional or a domestic goddess, if you’ve got a cleaning job on that requires protection of one of your most valuable assets, then why not get your FREE sample of Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves and ensure your hands are covered

Fortress Distribution is proud to deliver ultimate hand protection for workers in tough jobs. For more information visit, or call 01908 676869.

By Jenny Matthews.