About Us

Nick Foss has been working in respiratory protection since 1985. He initially worked for Sabre Safety, developing the Sabre range of breathing apparatus, before leaving in 1991 to develop a new range of products for Racal Health & Safety’s international market.

Respire was established in 1997 as an independent company specialising in providing support to respiratory manufactures internationally. With a team of like minded professionals, the business grew and developed a manufacturing side. The Respire Exodus positive pressure escape set was one of the first products to be manufactured and sold internationally. This award winning product offered exceptionally high protection levels for the wearer and the patented technology which it embodied has been incorporated into a whole range of respiratory products.

Respire worked extensively with the UK police and other emergency services to provide respiratory protection solutions to possible terrorist attacks and their expertise in the CBRN arena led to the development of bespoke respiratory solutions for the military and homeland defence.

Nick Foss has built up an extensive portfolio of successful respiratory product developments over the course of his thirty years in industry.