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Meeting customer needs After enjoying considerable early success with the Skipper barrier system, the company focused its attention on gathering as much feedback as possible from safety industry bodies and professionals from a wide spectrum of industries. Through engaging with customers and listening to their specific operational needs, Alan Bentley was encouraged to develop a range of accessories and attachments to extend further the capability of the Skipper product. Following extensive research and development, by 2007 Skipper had introduced a wide range of brackets, clips, lights, attachments and signs both to complement and extend the use of its flagship system. The investment in innovations proved an immediate success, allowing the company to invest further in new product development and to attract new market sectors globally.

20 product lines, each developed with the same uncompromising design, attention to detail and quality manufacturing that has been the hallmark of the brand since day one. Three key areas of safety Over the years, Skipper has become known not only for its tape barriers, but also as a provider of complete safety systems. Today, the company focuses on three key areas of safety; the indoor environment, outdoors and the increasingly important field of waste management. Skipper is a member of the British Safety Council and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – an organisation that promotes the safe and effective use of elevated work platforms worldwide. Skipper products are manufactured to all relevant safety standards. Thanks to its diverse product range, Skipper is able to market ‘safety’ to a wide number of sectors. With resulting income streams stemming from areas as diverse as education and the military, the business has been successful in mitigating the risks often associated with market turbulence and spending cycles.

…everyone at Skipper knows

how the business operates –

from creating new products to helping customers Alan Bentley, Managing Director

The investment in innovations proved an immediate success, allowing the company to invest further in new product development and to attract new market sectors globally

Attention to detail

Having begun with a single invention, Skipper now boasts more than

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