Our Philosophy is to enjoy every day and to treat our customers and staff with the same level of respect. We want customers and staff alike to feel part of something special


At Island Ropes we are building a culture where we make happiness and the job satisfaction of our staff a core value of the company. It may seem obvious, but if our team enjoy each other’s company, love the environment they work in and the business itself then the customer will receive a higher level of customer service and everyone gets to share in the customer journey. We want all our team to go the extra mile to achieve the right results for you every time.


Providing excellent service levels is at the heart of our ethos. We work as partners with our customers to make us your choice for your rope supplies. Dedicated Account Managers with rope industry experience makes for smooth business operations.


We only choose to work with rope manufacturers that can produce quality rope time after time made from first rate quality yarns. Our in-house quality systems allow for batch traceability all the way to the yarn production.


Our investment in higher than normal stock levels enable us to offer lead times of days rather than weeks offered by other rope companies. By investing in an in-house rigging team, we can even splice and despatch ropes the same day.


Our sales staff are from the rope industry and have a sound knowledge of both the product and the market sectors. We are happy to discuss your requirements over the telephone, electronically or come to visit you at your offices or site. We have the back-up of some our Europe’s’ largest and finest manufacturers and their technical teams.


We understand the need of keeping the costs of rope supply within budget. We will always strive to offer you the most cost effective solution and wherever possible offer you several options to choose from based on cost, breaking load, elongation or life span. Being able to work with several manufacturers enables us to deliver a cost- effective solution every time.


Amongst our goals and targets is to provide our staff a working environment where every day is a good day. We have no job titles at Island Ropes, everyone works together to ensure the customer receives the utmost respect and satisfaction possible. We want our staff and customers to work as partners, side by side to build a long-standing relationship.


Island Ropes & Rigging was created by Jim Martin and Steve Hayman who met back in 2011. Jim was the Director of a lifting company with multiple sites and depots around South Wales, the South West and South of England. At the time Steve was working for one of the UK’s largest rope manufacturers specialising in the working at height, commercial marine, small cord and the winching and lifting market sectors. They came to realise that only offering rope from one manufacturer can hamper the customer and their idea was born to create a company whereby working with a selection of Europe’s largest and leading manufacturers the customer could be provided with a choice of products suitable for their application.