Rock Fall UK

Rock Fall UK forges partnership with Academy

Bondholder Rock Fall UK has forged a partnership with Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy (a joint venture between Bondholders Hodgkinson Brickwork and Derby College) to ensure all students are learning safely and comfortably.

The Academy, which sets out to bridge the construction skills gap, will now be able to provide all its students with a pair of Rock Fall Flint Safety Boots.

Last week, Ian Hodgkinson, Managing Director of Hodgkinson Brickwork, sent three of his apprentices to Rock Fall's head office just outside of Derby to learn more about making the right choice in safety footwear.

Paul Wilson, Partnership Manager at Rock Fall UK, said: "We were so impressed by the drive of these young men that we've committed to issuing every trainee with a pair of Rock Fall Flint Safety Boots in a colour of their choice - a style widely used by major UK construction companies."

To learn more about the Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy, visit the website.

Rock Fall walking on cloud nine

Bondholder Rock Fall UK has scooped top prize at the Midlands Family Business Awards.

This is the first time in 18 years of providing safety footwear that the company has won an award, and we are delighted. This is a fitting tribute to the hard work of all our staff. It was awesome when the results were announced, given the high standard of entries.
— Richard Noon, Sales Director

The Derby based safety footwear manufacturer walked away with the Best Small Family Business award, at last week’s ceremony.

The award is the crowning achievement of a bumper year for the company whose sales have boosted 24% in the last year.


The company sells one million shoes and boots around the world each year to countries such as New Zealand, Kenya, Nigeria, Chile, France, Mauritius and Malta, as well as its principal markets in the UK and Ireland, and employ 19 people.