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Established in 1994 by Ian Brindle, the company began in Broadstone as the UK sales and service control operation for a German inflatable liferaft manufacturer. Over the first five years the business diversified into the manufacture of safety items as well as the sales of general safety equipment and quickly evolved into a trusted supplier and manufacturer of specialist Safety Equipment to the international marine industry on a global scale.

Operating from the UK, our customer reach now serves diverse sectors, including Ports & Harbours, commercial enterprises, local government, military, civil defence, emergency/rescue services, as well as private individuals. Proven customer service and timely delivery fuelled our growth, allowing us to collaborate with renowned organisations including the MOD, RNLI, Home Office, Australian Navy, UK Police Forces, and many more.

In 2021 it was clear the existing premises could no longer support the business’s expanding product line and the decision was taken to move I C Brindle & Co. Ltd to larger premises where it would be better able to support the growth in sales to existing and new customers. The following year Ian retired from the business after a 50-year career and handed the reins over to the new Directors, Matt & Lianne Knowles.

Matt & Lianne are both committed to ensuring that the standards previously set continue under their leadership as I.C. Brindle & Co continues to chart a trajectory of growth, expanding its reach to serve a broader global audience. The company's unwavering dedication to maritime and land-safety remains at the forefront, fostering a culture that prioritises the well-being of individuals across the world. Through innovation, collaboration, and a steadfast commitment to quality, we are proud to contribute to a safer and more secure environment for everyone we serve.

Our specialist products are fortified by hands-on expertise, fine-tuned through years of practical experience. The company’s portfolio includes exclusive worldwide distributorship of the SB Rescue Sling MOB Recovery system, working closely with our friends and colleagues at SULA Bedriftsteneste in Norway, as well as being dealers of the industry’s top brands and products such as Ruth Lee Manikins, Jason’s Cradles, Fibrelight Ladders and Nets, Jo Bird Equipment Chests and Mullion Lifejacket and Flotation Suits.

We also boast the status of being one of the world’s leading publishers of SOLAS LSA, SOLAS Fire and Coded Vessel Training Manuals for more than 20 years, supplying fleets, chart & publication companies and bookshops worldwide. We are continuing the manufacture of our high quality Thermal Protective Aids (TPA’s), MOB Strops, Forensic Recovery Bags, Throwing Line Bags and Liferaft Securing Straps, enabling us to provide niche products to suit every need.

Continuing from Ian’s background in Inflatable equipment, I.C. Brindle & Co. have developed their own range of inflatable sealed beam shelters which have been supplied to organisations including the Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence, US Air Force, Royal Navy, Police Scotland, UK and international Fire and Rescue Teams as well as Mountain Rescue and other Search & Rescue Teams. We are proud that a number of these now consider us their preferred supplier and we will continue to strive to maintain that trust to them and all our customers now and in the future.