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

Company

MP

Constituency

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…..

HALL-FAST BOOST OFFERING TO LOCAL BUSINESSES!

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

National Recognition for Hall-Fast

Hall-Fast have sponsored Nottingham Rugby’s Community Department for the past seven years funding a North

Nottinghamshire Community Partnership which has seen a wide ranging and broad reaching programme of rugby being delivered to thousands of youngsters in both primary and secondary schools in Mansfield, Ravenshead and the surrounding areas.

Mansfield’s Fountaindale SEN School have also benefited from this partnership over the last four years with physical activity and movement skills sessions being delivered to the students by coaches from Nottingham Rugby’s Community Department.

Hall-Fast also recently committed to a ten-year sponsorship deal with Paviors Rugby Club, a club that has embraced the award winning Little Ruggers programme which aims to bring 2-5-year-old boys and girls into the game, this has proven to be a huge success with 40 youngsters joining in each week.

“it is fantastic that the success of Hall-Fast’s partnerships with both Nottingham Rugby and Paviors Rugby has been recognised at a national level” commented Malcolm Hall – owner of Hall-Fast “I am really very proud that thousands of youngsters have benefited through our sponsorship”

Little Ruggers has introduced new families to rugby whilst also bringing ex-players back into the game, parents & guardians enjoy playing with their children in a fun, safe and friendly environment.

“Hall-Fast have helped us to play a huge part in supporting the club to enhance the lives of local children and inspire them to participate and adopt the values of rugby football union, through the delivery of high-quality rugby development programmes across schools and clubs in the Mansfield and surrounding areas.” Commented Steve Smith – Nottingham Rugby’s General Manager

The Winner will be announced at a prestigious event which is held at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 30th of August.

Mansfield Industrial Supplies Firms Stags Deal!

Hall-Fast are really pleased to announce a new sponsorship deal with Mansfield Town FC for the upcoming 2017 – 18 season

The deal will see the Mansfield based industrial supplies firm sponsor home matches against local rivals Nott’s County, Chesterfield and Lincoln City along with Coventry City and the final home game of what they hope is a promotion winning season against Crawley Town

“We are really pleased to get behind the stags again in what is undoubtedly going to be an exciting season, there is definitely a buzz around the town since Steve Evans joined the club and I am really looking forward to taking my two lads along to the games” – commented Hall-Fast owner Malcolm Hall

Hall-Fast will be running competitions to give fans the opportunity to win tickets in hospitality throughout the season and there will also be branding behind the goal and in the family stand area.

Based on Anglia Way in Mansfield, Hall-Fast supplies a standard range of 200,000 items to a growing customer base of 22,500 companies in 92 overseas markets, recently they 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 call (01623) 645 645

Hall-Fast Founder Recognised by Mansfield Business Group

The founder and MD of Mansfield based Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies was recognised with a special award for his consistent promotion of the local business community and work in inspiring young people by local business group Mansfield & Ashfield 2020.

Malcolm was awarded an MBE for his services to businesses in 2016, but 2020 said it wanted to recognised them locally. 2020 chairman Russell Jones said: “To have a business leader that provides consistent support and promote the area in a positive light is something we are very proud of.”

Commenting on this latest accolade, Malcolm said ‘’I was honored & humbled to receive this award from Mansfield & Ashfield 2020, I am proud that Hall-Fast is based in Mansfield and Mansfield & Ashfield is a fantastic place to do business!’’