Offering a unique blend of distribution agents and manufacturing partners.
A global textiles supplier. With a difference. We use our vast overseas network to ensure we deliver the right product at the right price. To do so, we enlist the help of strategically chosen manufacturing companies and distribution partners to deliver the Vision offering to the four corners of the world.
Our global sales team extends to our distribution partners who deliver the Vision proposition across five out of seven continents across the world. We hold preferred partner agent agreements with these key distributors in over 20 different territories securing our reputation as a key player in the global textile market.
Producing hundreds of millions of individual textile products a year, we are honoured to have over 50 Vision approved manufacturing partners chosen for their manufacturing expertise as well as their invaluable location. Our teams work tirelessly to manage our manufacturer base in order to evaluate and maintain the quality of our products.
Maintaining great customer relationships with unparalleled professionalism, we’ve worked hard at Vision to develop such an established and high-quality customer base. Our products can be found across the globe in hotels, government buildings, healthcare and retail stores. From John Lewis to Hilton, from the Ministry of Defence to Bupa; we’re honoured to provide products and solutions to the most prestigious names in the world.
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Vision are proud to have supplied the Ministry of Defence since the Crimean War. Responsible for implementing the defence policy of the United Kingdom, the MOD is also the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. As a group, Vision have supplied fabric to the MOD for use on their weaponry.
Celtic Linen has rich heritage behind their brand is the second largest laundry in Europe. Vision Assurance have maintained a successful 20-year relationship with Celtic Linen, working closely alongside them to develop, source and supply products that ensure they stay firmly at the top of their industry. Vision Assurance supplies over 100 products including table linen, sheets, patient gowns, towels and much more.
MAMAS & PAPAS
Mamas & Papas, a brand synonymous with children and parenting, have been working with Vision Assurance for the last eight years. We have worked with them on product development through to product sourcing and supply. They now supply various products including essential bedding ranges, duvet bed sets and mattress protectors. Vision Assurance have also worked closely with Mamas & Papas to develop an Allergy Foundation seal of approval certificate to be used on their stock.
Eagle Wood, Peterborough
Whitakers, powered by Vision, worked alongside PJ Care who were in the process of constructing a new build to provide specialist neurological care. They were tendering for an furniture, fixtures and equipment provider who had the manufacturing capabilities for a project of this scale encompassing: an interior design service for a specialist care environment, a cost-effective solution and a fit-for-purpose product. Since completing the work at West Hall Care Home they became a finalist in the 2013 Pinders Design Awards for the Large New Build category.
“I selected Whitaker Services as our furnishing partner for our Eagle Wood project in Peterborough, because their passion, technical knowledge, flexibility, cost effectiveness and design flair surpassed all of the other companies that tendered. The team at Whitaker Services have gone out of their way to ensure that a complicated build and commissioning process has been simplified with an extremely smooth and efficient order and install, and even better all on time and within budget." - Neil Russell - Operations and Development Director at PJ Care
KILLARNEY LINEN COMMERCIAL
Killarney are a wholesale company based in Australia that supply to a variety of market sectors. Their key area is supplying contract linen to the laundry and hospitality industry. A new customer base, Vision Assurance work with Killarney on product development and product sourcing to supply them with health authority contract sheets for use within the New South Wales and Queensland health authority.
ONE HOUSING GROUP
This development at King’s Cross, London, forms part of the largest urban redevelopment in Europe. The striking buildings provide a mix of tenures including general-needs social rent, shared ownership, extra care housing for the elderly and private housing. Roseberry Mansions, with its eight storeys, provides 40 extra care flats for residents aged 55 and over. Whitakers, powered by Vision, were asked to prepare the design, the supply and to install the interiors to the communal facilities, including a spa, hair salon, lounge, communal dining room and terraces.
One of the most recognisable names around the world, Vision has had a trading partnership with John Lewis, spanning 75 years. Vision Assurance work closely with John Lewis on product development, product sourcing and supply to ensure they get exactly what they need. They currently supply their core ranges of duvets, pillows, mattress protectors, nursery and table linen.
BUPA - WAVERLEY GRANGE
One of Vision’s leading product brands, Whitakers, manufactured and installed all the soft furnishings and supplied all artwork and accessories for Waverley Grange in Farnham; just one of the recent Bupa projects we have worked on. As part of the project, Vision manufactured bespoke fabrics for the bedrooms to create a luxurious feel. Bupa was awarded Winner at the 2014 Pinders Awards – Best Large New Build for Waverley Grange.
"We selected Whitakers as our linen provider, not only for the quality and price of their products, but for the passion and commitment they give in ensuring Bupa receive the best possible customer service and continued product development” - Tim Brooke, Head of Hotel Services at Bupa
WEST HALL CARE HOME
This 117 bed new-build care home is Anchor Trust’s test flagship property. Vision’s leading product brand, Whitakers, worked closely with the client, architects and contractors to assist in the specification, supply and installation of the soft furnishings, artwork, accessories and linens. The brief was to create a modern high-quality care home, unique in appearance and state-of-the-art facilities. Vibrant accent colours were used to maximise the incorporation of the DDA guidelines and to create a feeling of light and spaciousness with a very contemporary look. This involved sourcing the right style of furniture and fabrics for the project.
Since completing the work at West Hall Care Home they became a finalist in the 2013 Pinders Design Awards for the Large New Build category.
MCGOFF & BYRNE
With 84 en-suite rooms, expansive internal wandering space and dedicated communal drawing rooms, the brief was to make a “true home for life” for general nursing and dementia care. Situated in the heart of Cheshire, we wanted to steer away from the bright, brash, primary colours often seen in care homes nowadays, whilst still ensuring DDA guidelines were met and followed the advice of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling. Every item was selected based on being practical and fit for purpose from round-edged furniture, to flame-retardant fabric through to double mounted, heat sealed artwork.
“Having met with Whitakers, I knew that I could work well with them. They listened to the brief and fully understood the need to ensure Allingham House was not “just another care home” and they provided so much more than just being a supplier. Their level of service and attention to detail gives that added value that is not generally available from similar companies.” Katie McGoff – McGoff & Byrne
Pan Emirates was one of the first customers for Vision Assurance in the Middle East. Vision Assurance work closely with Pan Emirates to develop, source and supply the appropriate products they need. They focus on innovation including packaging designs for Pan Emirate, incorporating changes to logos to make the products available for retail across different countries. Vision Assurance supplies the UAE retailer with both synthetic and natural products including: duvets; pillows and mattress protection.
Starting out as a small family business more than 25 years ago, Specsavers now boasts 1500 optical stores across 10 countries. The Liverpool store needed to move their offices, shop and staff areas to bigger premises in Lord Street and wanted a flexible solution that came in on budget. Vision was able to provide a bespoke solution to Specsavers that enabled a flexible move. To minimise disruption we worked out of hours to move the existing premises, ensuring Specsavers opened their new store ready for their deadline.
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
We are pleased to supply the Ministry of Justice.
GLOBAL TEXTILE MANUFACTURING
Vision sources and manufactures textiles for the hospitality industry