About Start Safety
Start Safety UK has its headquarters in the Midlands. We specialise in supplying safety equipment across the UK and Europe. We have a strong commitment to keeping our products priced competitively whilst maintaining a quality-first approach to the products and services we offer.
Our range of products, whilst initially very traffic centric has over time become far broader. We are now proud to offer comprehensive ranges of affordable ground reinforcement products, barriers, cones, warehouse safety equipment, PPE, site signage, road signs and much more.
We work with customers of all types, from the end consumer to big multinational companies. Having this diverse client base means we have to understand our products fully so that we can provide efficient customer service and offer genuine, relatable advice. It also means we have considerable stock holdings ensuring we can provide excellent value to both the private individual and the business user.
Start Safety UK Company Details
Start Safety UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1905 794875
Fax: 01905 887 367
Company Number: 6896587
VAT Number: GB 970779374
Our Journey So Far
Founded By Barnaby Start in 2008, Start Safety was initially set up under the name Speed Bumps Direct, which as the name suggests, specialised solely in speed bumps. The company operated from a small portacabin in a back garden in Droitwich. Whilst the customer base quickly grew, it was clear that we needed to broaden our horizons by selling a wider variety of products than just speed bumps.
The First Leg Of The Journey
After moving to larger premises, we decided in 2009 to launch Start Traffic Management Limited to cover a broader range of products. Shortly after, sales through Start Traffic Management were soon exceeding that of Speed Bumps Direct.
With this name change and expanded location, we also vastly expanded our stock range, allowing us to supply our ever-increasing customer base with products faster than ever before.
On Our Way!
In 2014 We dropped the word “Management” from our name, becoming Start Traffic ltd. In addition, we opened our first international office in the USA, further increasing our offering. Once again, our product range increased in size, finally reaching over 10,000 product lines all ready to go.
A New Location, A New Trading Name
As of 2021, after a challenging year of lockdowns and turbulent pricing, we are growing faster than ever before. When we first started out, we could have taken our staff on a road trip in a mini. Now, however, we would need a coach for everyone to fit comfortably.
To further support our expanding team and range of products, we have relocated to a better-suited site with better infrastructure.
We introduced a new trading name of Start Safety to make our expanding ranges of PPE and non-construction related safety products feel more at home. Whilst our trading name has changed to Start Safety, our legal name is still Start Traffic ltd. Our service will remain unaffected by the name change as we will still strive to deliver the exceptional performance we have always aimed to achieve.
Where To Next?...
We have big things planned for the future! First, we are investing heavily in our core infrastructure, ensuring we can keep improving our service well into the future. Secondly, we are always on the lookout for talented team members, allowing us to add different and more diverse skills to our team. Finally, with well over 40,000 repeat happy customers, we look forward to growing and delivering exceptional service to every one of them for many years to come.
Why Start Safety Should Be Your First Choice For Safety Equipment
- We treat our customers like we would want to be treated ourselves.
- We won’t keep you waiting; we turn quotes around quickly and ensure that all customer enquiries are dealt with promptly and efficiently.
- We understand that value is not just the price you pay but knowing that you are getting the right product on time.
- Vat receipts automatically! Believe it or not, some places do not automatically send out VAT receipts by default. However, with Start Safety, you will have a VAT receipt in your email inbox as soon as your order ships.
- We carry stock! 90% of our products are in our warehouse on the shelf, meaning you get your order faster.
- Our customers give us great feedback. You can see for yourself by visiting our reviews.co.uk page.