Bristol Uniforms celebrates 40 years in Qatar

Bristol Uniforms and its distributor International Gulf Trading Company is this year celebrating a successful 40-year partnership, which has seen it build a sound customer base and a strong reputation for quality in region.

International Gulf Trading Company is part of the Al Mana Holding. It is the region’s leading fire safety equipment and security solutions provider. Its capabilities range from the provision of sophisticated fire detection and fire-fighting systems for major high-risk, high-value installations to solutions for smaller industrial, commercial or domestic use.

International Gulf Trading Company became a Bristol Uniforms distributor in 1979 and together we supply firefighter PPE to Qatar Civil Defence and the oil and gas industry in the region, including Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Gas.

A lunch and presentation took place at the Al Mana residence in Qatar’s capital Doha. Attending the celebration were Maged Hassaballah and Rami Batrawi of International Gulf Trading Company, Paul Gibson of Bristol Uniforms and Maher Alzaeem, Hamad Al Mana and Abdulrahman Al Mana of Al Mana Holding.

Rami Batrawi, General Manager of International Gul Trading Company said: ‘As a total capability company, International Gulf Trading Company is ideally positioned to provide firefighter PPE to both the Civil Defence and the oil and gas industry in the region.

Thanks to Bristol Uniforms, we are able to offer top-of-the-range PPE at a competitive price. We have formed an extremely productive partnership which continues to go from strength to strength. It was nice to mark the occasion, reflect on the last 40 years and look to our exciting future.’

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager at Bristol Uniforms said: ‘International Distributors, such as International Gulf Trading Company, are an integral part of our business. They have extensive knowledge and a unique understanding of the markets they operate in. Their industry insight, and our quality firefighting PPE are a winning combination. To mark this momentous occasion we presented an engraved, Bristol Blue Glass, plaque. Like our clothing, Bristol Blue Glass is world renowned and has been made in our city since the 1800s, therefore ideal to mark our successful, long standing partnership.’

Bristol’s ergonomically designed XFlex kit with distinctive sports styling, is very popular in this region. It enables excellent range of movement and flexibility, which helps firefighters carry out a variety of physical roles more effectively. In addition, its combination of protective and breathable light-weight materials offer maximum comfort and guard against heat stress, a major consideration in hot and humid countries like Qatar.

For further information about Bristol Uniforms please contact:

Katy Baker at Fresh Communication on 07581 625820 or email


Becky Feltham at Fresh Communication on 07973 939308 or email

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