Nottingham Rugby is pleased to announce the renewal of its community projects partnership with East Midlands-based award-winning industrial supplies specialists, Hall-Fast.

This renewed partnership, which will run until 2022, allows for the continuation of the North Notts Community Partnership at Fountaindale SEN School and Ravenshead Church of England School.

Hall-Fast | Nottingham Rugby Gold Sponsor Hall-Fast Managing Director Malcolm Hall MBE said: “I am very proud that over the last seven years Hall-Fast have been able to support Nottingham Rugby’s Community Department in the delivery of high-quality rugby to tens of thousands of youngsters in Nottinghamshire.

“I am especially proud of the huge success of Little Ruggers, which has helped to introduce both boys and girls to rugby whilst also bringing back ex-players to the sport. I am really looking forward to working closely with Steve Smith and his community team over the next four years.”

Little Ruggers is a family-focused community programme aimed at getting children aged 2-5 playing rugby with their parents. The sessions cost just £2 and there is no need to book prior, just turn up, pick up a ball and play.

Steve Smith, Chief Operations Officer at Nottingham Rugby said: “We are delighted to have secured the support of Hall-Fast until 2022.

“Their work has helped to increase the opportunities for children within Nottinghamshire to gain access to rugby sessions and in turn has helped to grow the sport of rugby throughout the county.

“I very much look forward to seeing how the partnership progresses in the future and seeing the sport flourish across Nottinghamshire as a result.”

The Nottingham Rugby Little Ruggers scheme relaunched at Paviours Rugby Club on Sunday 30th September at 10am and will run every Sunday throughout the season.

For more information on Nottingham Rugby’s community programmes, visit www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk.

For more information about Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, head to our website here.

Hall-Fast Founder to Have Influential Say in Parliament

Hall-Fast’s founder and Managing Director Malcolm Hall has been invited to join the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG)

Hall-Fast were recently chosen as the Mansfield Constituency Responsible Business Champion by local MP Ben Bradley and subsequently were named in the top 20 UK responsible businesses alongside sports clubs and major multi-national companies including overall winner BAE Systems.

The APCRG group’s purpose is to promote debate and understanding of corporate responsibility, by holding events each year in which the current 94 Parliamentarians and 80 non-Parliamentarians can exchange views on relevant, topical issues, recent meetings have covered subjects such as business-education partnerships; inclusive employment policies; health and well-being in the workplace; responsible investment; employee engagement and well-being; corporate reputation and risk; corporate reporting; and the use of procurement policies to promote responsible behaviour. Future meetings will focus re- skilling Britain t-levels, work placements, apprenticeships & other skills training.

Commenting Malcolm said – ‘’As a relatively small independent family run business I am immensely proud that the success of Hall-Fast has enabled us to give back to the communities in and around Mansfield and further afield through community based sponsorship with sports clubs including Paviors Rugby and Nottingham Rugby’s Community Department where delivery of high quality coaching into primary and secondary schools and also Mansfield’s Fountaindale SEN school has helped to promote rugby locally and also the benefits of an healthy lifestyle and wellbeing, and I look forward to being able to have the platform to put across my views within this parliamentary group.

In March 2017 Malcolm was appointed as an Export Champion in an ambassadorial role by the Cabinet Office to promote exporting to other SME’s and was made an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for his services to business.

Pictured: Images from over the last 12 years

Mansfield Firm Has Record-breaking Year!

Anglia Way based industrial supplies firm Hall-Fast are celebrating a record year as they start their 13th year of trading today 1st August 2018.

Pictured: Images from over the last 12 years

Pictured: Images from over the last 12 years

The husband and wife run business began trading from a back bedroom of the family home on the 1st of August 2006 and has become one of the regions fastest growing industrial supplies firms.

Supplying a standard range of 600,000 items to a growing customer base in 92 overseas markets Hall-Fast achieved a 14% increase in sales from the previous year.

Commenting Hall-Fast founder and MD Malcolm Hall said “it’s fantastic that our huge investment in a new website and software system is starting to pay dividends, we went through a very tough period when our old website broke however our hard work and determination to never give up along with a significant investment in a new website and software system has enabled us to go to the next level”

Hall-Fast were recently named as one of twenty APCRG National Responsible Business Champions for their longstanding commitment to the communities in and around Mansfield.

Mansfield Industrial Supplies Firm Growing Rapidly!

Anglia Way-based Hall-Fast is celebrating a surge in sales both in the Uk and in overseas markets with the award-winning company enjoying its best ever June with sales a massive 76% up on the previous year.

Owner Malcolm Hall highlights the firms huge investment in a new website with an integrated ERP solution as the foundation to this success. He said “the future has never been brighter for us, back in December 2016 we had huge issues with our old website which basically broke, this affected our business dramatically so we had to move quickly and invest heavily in a new fully integrated ecommerce platform that could cope with our huge product portfolio, we have been re-building ever since, but over the last six months we are now growing rapidly and reaping the benefits”

Hall-Fast supplies a standard range of 200,000 items to a growing customer base in 92 overseas markets, sales in June into export markets including Germany, Poland, Ireland, Turkey, India, Mexico, the Netherlands and Nigeria helped to boost overall sales, with enquiries from overseas also increasing significantly, their scope of supply ranges from industrial equipment, tools, printed and embroidered workwear, PPE and consumables to specialist engineered fastenings.

For additional information on Hall-Fast’s comprehensive range please visit www.hall-fast.com call (01623) 645 645 or email Sales@hall-fast.com

Hall-Fast Fly the Flag for Mansfield!

APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award 2018

Companies long-listed for national responsible business award announced

The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) has today (14 June) announced the companies long-listed for its National Responsible Business Champion award 2018, as selected by the Group’s Co-Chairs, Jonathan Djanogly MP and Baroness (Sally) Greengross.

This Responsible Business Champions scheme was introduced by the Group in 2015 to encourage MPs to take a closer look at the activities of companies in their constituencies and consider the extent to which they are operating responsibly. It is supported by Anglian Water, an active APCRG member and BITC Responsible Business of the Year 2017.

The Group again received some very impressive nominations from MPs representing constituencies across the UK. The long-list of 20 Constituency Responsible Business Champions will be narrowed down to a shortlist of companies to be announced later this month. A Parliamentary judging panel will then select the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion 2018, but the winner will not be announced until the APCRG’s Responsible Business Champions reception on 4 July 2018, when Andrew Griffiths MP, the Corporate Responsibility Minister, will present the award to the winner.

As in previous years, a wide variety of companies from across the UK have been nominated by MPs from small high street businesses to large companies. Their activities range from aerospace, ammunitions, care and construction to farm shops, football clubs and opticians. The one thing they have in common is their commitment to their communities, customers, employees and suppliers.

Baroness Greengross said:
“We were delighted to receive so many nominations from MPs again this year, with several MPs nominating a company for the first time. It is always very encouraging to read about so many great companies doing wonderful work. The nominations also demonstrate the cross-party support from MPs for responsible business practice.

We are looking forward to welcoming the nominating MPs and representatives of their Constituency Responsible Business Champions to Parliament, when we will celebrate their achievements together.”

Jonathan Djanogly MP said:
“As an MP myself, I know how busy MPs are, particularly as important Brexit legislation comes back to the Commons for us to consider. We are grateful to all the nominating MPs who have taken the time to support our scheme by nominating a local company as their Constituency Responsible Business Champion. These Constituency Champions can be very proud of their success, which we hope will inspire other companies to follow the very positive example they set.

I was delighted to see that the responsible businesses nominated by MPs included both households names, such as BAE Systems, De La Rue plc and WH Smith, but also many small and medium sized businesses, such as Ardross Farm Shop, Thomas Carter Opticians and Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies.”

Hall-Fast Founder Malcolm Hall MBE said:
“Hall-Fast are very proud to be flying the flag for Mansfield at a National level and we thank Mansfield MP Ben Bradley for his kind nomination. We are especially proud that the success of our family business has enabled us to do our bit for the communities within Mansfield and Ashfield and further afield in Nottinghamshire with the promotion of exporting to other SME’s, enterprise to youngsters, our long-term sponsorship of community programmes with Nottingham and Paviors Rugby Clubs, and of our fundraising initiatives for Mansfield’s Fountaindale SEN School”

Constituency Responsible Business Champions long-listed for the 2018 APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award




Actisense Michael Tomlinson MP Mid Dorset and North Poole
Anglo Recycling Technology Ltd Jake Berry MP Rossendale and Darwen
Ardross Farm Shop Stephen Gethins MP North-East Fife
BAE Systems Land UK David TC Davies MP Monmouth
De La Rue plc Rt Hon Maria Miller MP Basingstoke
EGGER (UK) Limited Bill Grant MP Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Encocam Ltd Jonathan Djanogly MP Huntingdon
Environmental Reclamation Services Ltd Jo Swinson MP East Dunbartonshire
Essity Prudhoe Mill Guy Opperman MP Hexham
Hall Fast Industrial Supplies Ltd Ben Bradley MP Mansfield
HighNet Telecoms Drew Hendry MP Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey
Home Instead Senior Care (UK) Ltd Faisal Rashid MP Warrington South
MKM Building Supplies (Kirkcaldy) Ltd Lesley Laird MP Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Morley Hayes Mrs Pauline Latham MP Mid Derbyshire
Rowlinson Knitwear Ann Coffey MP Stockport
Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows Fiona Bruce MP Congleton
Thomas Carter Opticians Ltd Kate Green MP Stretford and Urmston
Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Club Co Ltd David Lammy MP Tottenham
WH Smith PLC Justin Tomlinson MP North Swindon
WYG Alex Sobel MP Leeds North West

Hall-Fast Chosen as Constituency Responsible Business Champion for Mansfield

We are delighted to announce that Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies have been chosen as the Constituency Responsible Business Champion for the Mansfield constituency by MP Ben Bradley.

The scheme, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG), promotes debate and understanding of corporate responsibility in the community, environment, marketplace and workplace.
During Responsible Business Week (23-27 April), MPs are asked to recognise a local business that is working responsibly in their constituency.

Commenting Hall-Fast founder Malcolm Hall said “Rachel and I are very proud that the success of our business has enabled us to do our bit and give back to the local communities in and around Mansfield and Nottinghamshire and we thank Ben for his kind nomination, we are proud that our business is based in Mansfield”

All of the businesses chosen as Constituency Champions will be put forward for the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award 2018, with the winner announced by Corporate Responsibility Minister, Andrew Griffiths, at the Responsible Business Champions reception in July at Portcullis House, Westminster.

Printed & Embroidered Clothing Specialists

Hall-Fast supply Printed & Embroidered clothing to thousands of customers around the World from sole traders to Global brands such as Google!

To see how we can assist you with your Printing and Embroidery needs.
CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z9sIgNWD88 or email Rachel@hall-fast.com to discuss your specific requirements with us.

Supplying 38,800 customers in 92 overseas markets Hall-Fast are very proud to be based in Mansfield

Hall-Fast Set For Rapid Growth!

Hall-Fast have been building for the future for the last 8 months following huge issues with our old website, we took the decision to invest heavily in a new website that would help take the business to the next level but it was soon clear that our rapid growth online was being held back by our business systems.

Our order processing was slow, stock control was poor and the website / e-commerce integration was non-existent; we just couldn’t cope with the huge increase in the orders that we were receiving. We chose an integrated ERP solution with Datafile.

This type of challenge is meat and drink to Datafile and Hall Fast are now benefiting from a fully integrated modern system and business is booming both in the UK and overseas.

Here’s a short video where I explain why we chose Datafile and the transformation that it has delivered to Hall-Fast…..


Mansfield Industrial supplies firm Hall-Fast have boosted their offering to local businesses with the recruitment of an External Sales Manager to proactively target and support businesses locally and within the East Midlands.

Pictured: Hall-Fast owner Rachel Hall with Jennifer

New recruit Jennifer Robles-Barker lives locally and joins Hall-Fast with vast experience of the industrial supplies sector and a wealth of knowledge of industrial equipment, tools, workwear, fasteners, PPE and consumables.

Commenting Hall-Fast owner Malcolm Hall MBE said  ‘’We have always been committed to supporting the local community through our fundraising and also with the support of local enterprise initiatives for young people along with backing local sports teams, however as an online business we have not really targeted the local area previously, but with strategic changes made by some of the larger industrial supplies firms I have identified an opportunity for Hall-Fast to proactively support and also target local businesses with the aim of giving our customers the levels of service that they should expect.’’

Based on Anglia Way in Mansfield, Hall-Fast are a proud family business which supplies a standard range of 200,000 items to a growing customer base of 30,000+ companies in 92 overseas markets, recently they also opened a Home, Trade & D.I.Y Essentials store in Mansfield that stocks 1,400 essential items for both the trade and general public.

For additional information on Hall-Fast’s comprehensive range please visit www.hall-fast.com or to arrange a visit by Jennifer please call (01623) 645 645 or email Sales@hall-fast.com

Hall-Fast New Website Now Live!

We are really pleased to announce that our new website is now live!

After months of issues with our old website we decided to move developers and invest in a new website that would help us to take Hall-Fast to the next level.

We have invested heavily in this new website to give our customers the best possible user experience. It is fully responsive when viewed on mobile devices, it has an advanced search feature and is a lot quicker than our old website, the website is also built in Magento which will give us the ability to quickly and easily develop our site as we add new ranges, whilst not tying us to one developer.

With a website and a range as large as ours there will inevitably be some teething problems, with some prices missing and possibly links broken. Now that the website is live we will be undertaking significant checks and tests over the next few weeks. If you do experience any issues please do email sales@hall-fast.com or call (01623) 645 645.

Thanks a lot for your patience in this initial launch period