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Winter Workplace Wellbeing

Date published: October 26, 2018

At this time of year germs are rife and colds & viruses can quickly spread within the office environment. To help keep our staff healthy throughout the winter months we have sent a ‘wellbeing starter pack’ through to each of our regional offices complete with antibacterial wipes to keep workstations clean, and hand sanitizers to be placed in high-traffic areas such as break rooms and near printers/copiers.

Family Attraction Expo, 7/8 November 2018!

Date published: October 16, 2018

Whittle Programmed Maintenance are exhibiting at the Family Attraction Expo in conjunction with Johnstone’s Trade, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 7th & 8th November. We’ll be there on stand 614. If you’re quick, you can claim your free ticket here!

Hankinson Group Recognised as One of the Greenest Fleets!

Date published: October 10, 2018

Twelve months ago in October 2017, Hankinson Group published an article on their website stating their intention to reduce their C02 emissions and environmental impact as a company. This started with the implementation of an electric company vehicle at Head Office, along with the installation of an electric car charging point in our Headquarters car park.

Community Works Together for ISO44001 Success

Date published: October 8, 2018

Hankinson Group, as part of the North Yorkshire and North East construction works framework community with Highways England, have successfully achieved registration to ISO44001:2017, the international standard for collaborative business relationships. The certificate was awarded by BSI.

Our 'EPIC' Painting of Colourful Dragon's Bridge, Cumbria

Date published: October 2, 2018

Our EPIC Painting division, in Cumbria, recently took part in the repainting of a bridge for a socio-economic project in Cleator Moor, Cumbria. This charitable work was done for an organisation called The Colourful North, which was organised through a charity that we were encouraged to work with. The work saw the repainting of a graffiti-clad bridge called Dragons Bridge – the project had asked this area to be repainted white so that it would be a blank canvas to allow local and young artists to have a fresh area to cover with colourful artwork! The operatives who worked on this project were Lewis Mills, Phil Harris and Jordan Suart.

Paints for the Green Generation

Date published: October 1, 2018

Our Group Chief Executive, Stephen Hankinson, recently had a meeting that will be of great interest to those who seek paints with a strong environmental impact. Stephen recently held an interesting meeting with Ben Sturges, Head of Business Development for the Graphene Company (London) Limited. The Graphene Company are UK agents for Graphenstone Paints.

Industrial Coatings Applicator Trailblazer Apprenticeship Scheme Approved

Date published: September 28, 2018

Stephen Hankinson, CEO of Wirral-based Hankinson Group and Chair of the Trailblazer Employers Group, is delighted to report that after two years of planning, the Apprenticeship Standard and End Point Assessment for Industrial Coatings Applicator has now been approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships. This will allow for the training, development and certification of new applicators by registered training providers.

Hankinson Group Continues to Achieve Investors in People Standard

Date published: September 28, 2018

We are delighted to report that the Hankinson Group, incorporating Roy Hankinson (Holdings) Limited, Whittle Programmed Maintenance Limited and EP (Industrial & Commercial Painting) Limited, continues to achieve accreditation against the 6th Generation Investors in People Standard after a successful 12 month review.

Integrated Management System Gets the Seal of Approval

Date published: September 27, 2018

NQA, one of the leading UKAS accredited certification bodies recently carried out the recertification of our quality system and for the first time this was as Integrated Management System (IMS) for Whittle Programmed Maintenance (trading as Hankinson Painting Group) and covered transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

What Does the Future Hold for Paint?

Date published: September 26, 2018

The collaborative paint supplier of the Hankinson Group, PPG (, recently held its inaugural innovation summit in Montreaux, Switzerland, where they discussed what the future holds for paint.