About St John Ambulance Supplies
Where we are today
For 129 years we have continuously expanded our products and services to keep pace with advances in technology and legislation, as well as meeting the demands of our many customers.
Modernising for 2009 and beyond
As we approach 130 years of trading St John Ambulance Supplies operations will be modernising for the future. We are opening a modern, hi-tech National Distribution Centre for 2009. The purpose built design will meet the storage needs of our 6000+ products, ensuring that your orders are fulfilled faster and our service is kept at the highest standard possible.
Our ethical commitment
St John Ambulance Supplies is committed to providing excellent products and service in an ethical, responsible and socially beneficial way. We actively reduce our environmental impact by minimising our energy usage, waste production and product packaging, using PEFC certified paper sourced from well managed, sustainable forests. Not only do we care about providing world class first aid supplies; we care about the health of your community too.
Being a St John Ambulance Supplies customer means you are also directly supporting the work of the Order of St John and its foundations St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital.
Originally known as 'The Stores Depot', we opened our doors for business on Wednesday 12 February 1879. From our first home in the historic St John’s Gate in Clerkenwell, London, we began supplying first aid equipment such as horse-drawn ambulances for hospitals, the Armed Forces, railway companies, the City of London Corporation and St John Ambulance.
The growing market for first aid related products resulted in the renamed St John Ambulance Supplies moving, in 1994, to the present base in Friend Street, London EC1.
Today, St John Ambulance Supplies is a B2B-B2C provider, specialising in the supply of first aid and health and safety equipment, training products, specialist equipment and facilities products, publications and clothing. Offering product solutions and services to people and organisations with personal, business or statutory interests in first aid, health and safety and training related markets.
St John Ambulance Supplies supports the work of the Order of St John, the Priory of England and the Islands and its foundations St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital. In 1999 the Order of St John commemorated its Nonacentenary (900 years), and in 2004 St John Ambulance Supplies celebrated 125 years of trading. While many of our products and services would be unrecognisable to our forbearers, our trademark commitment to service excellence remains undimished.