About Whitakers

Committed to quality and innovation since 1789, the Whitakers product brand has been at the forefront of textile technology gathering recognition from a range of prestigious customers – from healthcare establishments to public sector bodies. The Whitakers products have transformed the standards of safety, comfort and quality.

Acquired by Vision in 2005, the extensive, specialist range of Whitakers textiles have been enhanced only by Vision’s global position and unmatched services – covering everything from bespoke interior design to product sourcing and quality assurance.

Specialist Textiles, Enhancing Environments

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 range of products created in conjunction with specialist research from Stirling University to flame-retardant fabrics and textiles made to the highest British and European standards. The Whitakers products have every base covered.

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, HM Prison Service 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.

Our Expertise

A Professional and Dedicated Design Service,
from Start to Finish…

We strive to deliver the right product into the right environment. There a multitude of ways we can work with you – from providing specialist, flame retardant Whitakers textiles to a full, bespoke interior design service through Vision. Whether you need an entire project management solution or simply advice on planning and redesigning your interior – you can put your trust in Vision’s superior services and Whitakers innovative products.

Alongside our specialist services, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a comprehensive selection of products designed and specifically manufactured for use in demanding environments; from furniture to curtains, from linen to artwork.

All of the Whitakers products are designed to meet the specific needs of those they were made for whether they are patients, residents, tenants or those in custody. If, for any reason, you can’t find the product you need why not consider a unique product sourcing service? Through Vision, virtually any textile can be sourced; with access to thousands of fabrics, textures and colours our product range is virtually limitless.

Powered by Vision Support Services since 2005, Whitakers is now one of the leading product brands alongside Hilden and Liddell.

Well Connected

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Vision Support Services Ltd…

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Whitakers is powered by the Vision Support Services Group.

One of the world’s leading textile manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, we’ve been at the cutting edge of textiles since the 18th century. We’ve built our business around our heritage, innovation and specialism – making us different from all the rest.

We love the company we keep. Our worldwide coverage is shown in our 6,500 customers in 84 countries, across five continents and in six different market sectors.

We work with over 50 manufacturing partners to deliver the highest international standards in health and safety, general labour conditions, toxic emissions and totally quality management. We’re regularly assessed by internal and third party auditors to ensure we keep to our social, ethical and environmental obligations.

Why Choose Us?

Making a first impression

First Impressions

‘You only get one chance to make a first impression’ – That’s how the saying goes so let our innovative Whitakers products leave a lasting impression on your business.

The Vision team are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest developments in healthcare design, with a strong focus on keeping our knowledge and expertise at the very top of the market.

We’ve worked with universities and major care groups to ensure our grasp of patient care and understanding of care requirements is the best in the business. Innovators in the industry, our team are constantly on the lookout on how to expand and create new products aimed at transforming the lives of patients and residents across the UK.

With hundreds of years of expertise, the Whitakers brand has proven and unrivalled experience in delivering a product for a demanding environment. Vision, with its vast refurbishment options and bespoke interior design solutions are able to match any specification or requirement. A trusted textiles partner, Vision can provide our fit-for-purpose products; soft furnishings, furniture, bed, bath and table linen as well as comprehensive refurbishment and refit services.

The Vision Advantages

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A team of qualified and committed professionals working across the market and who are skilled in providing specialist advice and services.

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An expert research term that devote their time to ensuring we stay innovative; always aware of the latest technology and industry developments.

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A team who listen to what you want; adhering to budget parameters and time constraints. You set the criteria; we’ll deliver.

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We’re knowledgeable in interior space planning in aspects such as general circulation and patient flow.

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We have the expertise in specifying interior design materials and furnishings to enhance and enrich the healthcare environment.

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We provide specialist textiles advice; we’ll find the right product, for the right environment at the right price.

Meet our Experts

Avada Admin
As Sales Director, Lucy looks after our large care groups and customers as well as managing the Whitakers sales team. Lucy is professional and approachable and always on hand to offer advice and help to customers. She is best in her element when completing large scale new build projects.

Email Lucy Forsyth

Sue Gernon - Account Manager
Passionate about interior design – whether at home or in the office – Sue enjoys nothing more than flicking through fabric swatches. Sue works across many aspects of the brand, from being our expert project manager to product development and design.

Email Sue Gernon

Kimberley Reed - Account Manager
As a dedicated account manager and dementia design specialist, Kim is very responsive to customer needs and thrives when working with healthcare customers and social housing groups to deliver a superior service. Kim consistently goes above and beyond customer expectations to improve the lives of residents and patients.

Email Kimberley Reed

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Vision  Sales Team
+44 (0)1254 588 495

Liz O
Bringing 20 years of design industry experience to the Whitakers team, Liz has experience in working with large and small scale hotel projects, fit outs and refurbs. She has a great eye for detail and loves to create functional, beautiful environments which are fit for purpose.

Email Liz O’Keeffe

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Here to help…

The Vision team pride themselves on delivering a superior service, each and every time. Whatever the size of your establishment and whatever your budget, we will always give open and honest advice, ensuring your needs are met and we’ve exceeded your expectations.

We are committed to the Whitakers products and know them inside out, so if you have any questions or queries about what we can do for you please do get in touch.

Furthermore, if you’d like to discuss your requirements, simply want to learn a little more about our heritage-rich Whitakers range or enquire about the vast services that Vision can provide, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch using the number below and we’ll promise to get back to you as soon possible.

Alternatively, click on a team member to find out more about them.

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Whitakers products are crafted for the most demanding environments, including flame resistant textiles and waterproof fabrics, to ensure they never let you down. But don’t forget, if you can’t find the product you need, Vision has an exclusive product sourcing service – sourcing any product and providing a one stop solution for all your interior requirements.