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Today, Interweave Healthcare is a wholesale healthcare textiles business serving NHS hospitals, clinics and contract laundries across the UK. In 2022, the company exceeded our 5-year growth target by doubling turnover.

The company has grown strongly with the main drivers of this success being attributed to continuously improving our customer service, increasing our product portfolio and widening our routes to market, including becoming an authorised supplier on the NHS Supply Chain Portal.

Where and how did it start?

In 1999, the business was purchased by John Horsfall & Sons Ltd. a successful textile business operating since 1863 in the West Yorkshire area. The new owners recognised the potential for the future of the company, the team in place and the products we provided.

The company became Interweave Textiles Ltd in 2004 and was relocated to a much larger facility on the outskirts of Elland in West Yorkshire. Today, the Interweave warehousing and logistics remains in this location at Victoria Works.

Delve into the details of how the company has evolved – view the company history timeline.

Interweave Healthcare today

Currently, the largest customer group is reached through the NHS Supply Chain, where Interweave showcases over 200 different products online to NHS hospital buyers and NHS laundry managers.

In late 2017, the commercial office moved to Interweave House, a larger premise just a mile down the road from our warehouse in Elland.

2018 was a big year for Interweave: As well as undergoing a significant warehouse redevelopment project to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our logistics, we have also launched this new ecommerce website, opening a new chapter in Interweave’s history book! Customers from private hospitals, clinics and the wider healthcare and social care business community now browse and buy products via this channel.

In 2019 we worked on two major projects: integrating the premium brand scrubs division Kara into Interweave; as well as continuing with our warehouse transformation project.

During the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, we were extremely busy supplying scrubs and other hospital textile products to the NHS. The warehouse team worked tirelessly as key workers throughout all lockdowns to make sure the NHS had the products needed to support their pandemic management efforts.

In 2021, we also acquired a new manufacturing company in Hull, Orvec, which produces a number of healthcare products. Welcoming the core team members from Orvec into the group has really helped us grow as a business, bringing in new skills and proficiencies.

In the last 12 months, during 2023, the team have been working hard to launch a new brand, THERMARMOUR. Providing UK manufactured, hypothermia prevention products, this brand has its own website, complete with a set of informative product videos to demonstrate what our equipment & technology are capable of.

In addition to this, the capabilities of our warehousing facility have been improved further during 2023 by launching a barcode scanning system. This ensures that orders are picked accurately and more efficiently. This is a vital improvement to our workflows, to enable the team to cope with increasing demands.

Throughout our company history we have valued our team of staff and paid fair salaries to all. In 2024, we have officially become accredited as a Living Wage Employer, proving our commitment to continue this into the future because we believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

Find out more: Meet the team, Customer service and Customer reviews

  • History timeline

    Interweave incorporated 20 years ago, in October 1999. We've listed some pivotal moments in our company history to date.

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  • How We Help You

    Our company ethos is to help you care. The values drive everything we do. Find out more

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  • Reviews and Testimonials

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  • Meet the Team

    At Interweave we are proud to employ enthusiastic, caring individuals to manage our head office and warehouse.

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  • Jobs

    Looking for a new job? Want to further your career, or start a new career. Review the list of current vacancies at Interweave

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