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< Back to news 31 July, 2017

At The Cutting Edge of Textiles Since the 18th Century

Liddell, Hilden and Whitakers amalgamate and become Vision Support Services. A leading supplier and distributor of specialist, luxury and performance textiles to leaders within the global accommodation provider, hospitality, laundry, retail, government and public sector markets.
Guest article: Vision

Building our business around our heritage, innovation and specialism; we’re different from the rest. Founded in 2005, Vision united a number of heritage-rich textile companies who could offer a unique and specialised product.

By amalgamating these three leading product brands – Liddell, Hilden and Whitakers – into Vision, we’ve retained these core values and created a global company aimed at providing a total textile solution. 

The Whitakers range of specialist textiles are created specifically for use in demanding and challenging environments; to help enhance the lives of the people who use them. All of the fit-for-purpose Whitakers products have been vigorously tested and checked to ensure they meet safety standards and have undergone stringent testing for each tough, working environment.

Tracing the Whitakers roots back to the 19th century, the brand has made a clear impact in the textile industry and has dominated healthcare establishments up and down the UK. Renowned for intensive research and development; from the dedicated dementia design expertise created in conjunction with specialist research from Stirling University to flame-retardant fabrics and textiles made to the highest British and European standards.

Today, Whitakers is a leading product brand within Vision and we are committed to improving the lives of patients and residents across the UK – from our specialist Whitakers range to Vision’s turnkey solutions team who offer everything from refurbishments and refits to product sourcing soft furnishings, artwork to accessories.

At Vision, we’re proud to supply our Whitakers range to the leaders in the markets throughout the UK and are honoured to have had long-standing contracts with key players such as the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and the Fire Service. Alongside this, our products are favoured by prominent care groups, social housing groups, hospitals, universities and many more across the UK in order to provide comfortable, caring environments that help to improve lives.

Vision provides all of our customers with the highest quality, fit for purpose products and by utilising our global network of sourcing, manufacturing and distribution partners we can ensure you get a tailor-made solution for any requirement.

With a combined experience dating back hundreds of years, we’re extremely proud of our products and we’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional and unparalleled, tailor-made solution. That’s why we ensure our products are of the highest quality; all of the products across our ranges come from a long line of quality assurances and we guarantee that each item is sourced in a responsible and sustainable way.

It is business as usual for Beacon customers, however if you have any questions regarding this exciting change, please contact the Beacon team on 01904 695588.