MI Supplies | Blog

12/11/2018
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Women’s Construction Clothing: What You Need For The Job

We’ve talked previously about the positive move of women into jobs previously dominated by men, with the construction industry, in particular, seeing a huge 77% growth in women. So, in light of these changes, are you and your company equipped with the women’s workwear you need? If not, luckily for you, here at MI Supplies we have the answer – a dedicated women’s workwear collection full of high quality, practical work clothing to see your female workforce through the day with ease. Specialised women’s work clothing is a must for... Read More

30/10/2018

MI Supplies on Radio 4

Radio 4’s The World Tonight have paid MI a visit today, discussing business issues, confidence and the impending Brexit challenges that the UK may be facing. Paul Moss conducted an interview with our MD, Alex, and had a tour around our site.

29/10/2018
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Printed clothing with a twist for charity A Smile for a Child

We’ve been really pleased to donate and help subsidise clothing for charity, A Smile for a Child over the last few years. The charity, headed up by Chris Read, raises funds via bucket collections, Santa dips, marathons and many other events to assist in helping disabled children to participate in sport. Chris had a challenge of how to utilise a QR code and help donators in tube stations to donate quickly via their phones. Jointly we came up with the solution of scanning the backs of their jackets, taking them... Read More

14/10/2018

Northern Insight interview with MD, Alex Ingham

In this month’s Northern Insight magazine, “An Entrepreneur Interview with…” is with our Managing Director, Alex Ingham. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND IN BUSINESS? I have worked in the workwear and industrial sector since leaving Darlington College, or rather after I was asked to leave without any qualifications. I was 17-years-old and just walked into the first job I could get. However, the workwear sector has now been in my blood for 28 years and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved. Before setting up MI Supplies in 2005, I... Read More

03/10/2018
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6 Things To Be Aware Of With Construction Health & Safety

From building to demolition, there are many aspects to construction – and many risks to be mindful of. Large-scale jobs in construction bring larger risks, so require extra vigilance when it comes to health and safety. Whether you are working or hiring for a construction site, you need to be sure that you have access to updated health and safety regulations, and an appropriate person to speak with regarding any concerns.     The HSE has recorded 80,000 workers in construction who suffer from bad health relating to their line... Read More

23/09/2018
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New MI Vacancy – Stock Controller

Are you interested in working in stock control and purchasing for MI Supplies in a fast paced, flexible company?  We are ready to recruit our next member to our team. M.I. Supplies has built our reputation on cost effective solutions and being driven by excellent customer service at every point in our business. In fact every decision we make in our business is first and foremost customer focused. M.I. Supplies is currently the fastest growing company in our sector in the North East – because of this we only expect excellent... Read More

10/09/2018

MI sponsored cycling team – 2018 review in pictures

A great debut season for MI sponsored, AIMS Cycling is nearing the end of the road racing season. Great highlights from time trial wins, to 12 hour races, 100 mile time trials and a Trans Continental Belgium to Greece race. We’d love to share some of the images of our riders with you!

06/09/2018
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Painting and Decorating: Health and Safety Guide

Painting and decorating is an extremely popular trade, however, it is one in which health and safety are often overlooked. From falls from heights to handling potentially dangerous substances, there are an array of risks that need to be accounted for before you commence a painting or decorating job. You have a duty to keep both yourself and others protected: you need to be sure you are following the correct procedures to ensure not only your own safety, but the health and safety of everyone around you.   Whether you’re... Read More

14/08/2018

Why Your Company Should Invest In Women’s Workwear

More women than ever are moving into jobs previously dominated by men. In a study carried out by LinkedIn earlier this year, it was revealed that more women are entering STEM roles (science, technology, engineering, maths) than ever before. Over the past 40 years, roles such as test development engineer, automotive salesperson and technical sales professional have seen growths of 243%, 154% and 133% retrospectively. And it doesn’t end there! There has also been significant growth in industries such as public safety (243%), construction (77%) and consumer goods (71%). Change... Read More