What Do Hankinson Group and the Battle of Marathon Have in Common? Back

Date published: February 5, 2018

We very often tell our existing and prospective clients that we have many years experience in the industry, so Group Chief Executive Stephen Hankinson thought that we should really work it out exactly...

We are proud to announce that Hankinson Group staff has 2500 years experience collectively! This gives our clients a reassurance that when they engage with Hankinson Group that they will receive a first class service from their knowledgeable and experienced staff.

2500 years is obviously a long time so we thought we would have a look at what was happening 2500 years ago:

  • The famous Battle of Marathon between the Greeks and the Persians which resulted in a victory for the Greeks
  • The founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, died
  • At the age of 56, Chinese Minister Lu Long Fuzi went on a 12 year journey around China teaching morality, family values and statecraft. He became known more commonly as Confucius.

Much like those who have come before us in the last 2500 years, Hankinson Group has been on a journey. We have progressed from one small office in Bromborough Village on Wirral to a national company with 7 locations.


Here is what our newest member of staff has to say since joining the team...

Chris Neill, Telemarketer at Head Office:

“As one of the newer members of the Business Development Team I have joined a tight knit group of professionals that feel more like a family than a body of staff.

I have found all staff from within the Group to be very helpful and always quick to give help, and I feel that I have settled into the role very quickly.

I am now happy to paint a new chapter in my career.”


One of our most experienced and longest-serving members of staff, Keith Dowling, has been with the company for over 23 years and commented:

“I joined Hankinson Painting Group just over 23 years ago as a trainee estimating surveyor.

Time seems to have flown by so fast and after a lot more highs than lows I am now Operations Manager of NW Whittle team, and I’m looking forward to another 23 years (possibly!).”


It is also worthy of note that the Whittle brand has now been active for 110 years having originally been established in 1908.