Blackwoods Protector

Your One Stop Shop

Our vision is to deliver a one-stop shop for all your workplace needs. So you can, with minimum of fuss, find exactly what you require to get the job done properly.

We know that quality and choice is crucial, that’s why our stores carry a range of trusted brands to suit a variety of budgets and uses – from light commercial through to heavy industrial.

Many of these brands are exclusive to Blackwoods Protector. And thanks to our buying power, when you do find what you are after, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with our competitive prices. 

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Current Career Opportunities

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Meet The Team

Name: Stephen Holden
Position: Advertising and Promotions Manager

I have been with the company since 1999 as Advertising Manager for Paykel Engineering Supplies.  I lead our advertising and promotional programmes and am responsible for all printed material including promotional pricing, images and… Read More

Name: Pat Mayes
Position: Southern Regional Manager - Christchurch

I have been involved in direct customer sales for the past 25 years and I enjoy the challenge of doing the job right and getting repeat business from happy customers.I joined Blackwoods Paykels Protector Safety almost eight years ago as… Read More

Name: Denise Ferguson
Position: Branch Manager - Petone

I’m Denise Ferguson and I am the Branch Manager at the Blackwoods/Protector Safety store in Petone, Wellington.  I have been with Protector Safety for almost 8 years and have seen many changes in that time.  Protector Safety… Read More

Name: Fran Te Rangi
Position: buyer

I started out in the warehouse training to become a Customer Service cadet and ended up working in our Support Office as the Buyer for hose and valves.  What I enjoy about my job is working with an awesome team and also that what I… Read More

Name: Kristen Auckram
Position: Account Manager - Invercargill

I never imagined I would be working in the safety industry but “here I am”.

I started out working for NZ Safety as the Branch Administrator and three years later secured myself an Account Manager role at Protector Safety.… Read More

Name: Adam Hall
Position: Category Manager

I originally started with Paykels in Albany about 10 years ago doing Internal Sales. Internal Sales was a fun job where my daily routine was to have a mince & cheese pie from the neighbouring Chinese bakery. Nice pies however I must… Read More

Company News

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