Neil Hand Appointed New Group Managing Director for Hankinson Group Back

Date published: April 1, 2019

The Board of Directors of Hankinson Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Hand as Group Managing Director with immediate effect.

Neil’s responsibilities will cover all Group companies including Hankinson Whittle, the commercial painting and property maintenance specialist, and Hankinson EPIC, the industrial painting specialist.

In addition to Neil’s appointment, we are also pleased to confirm that Stephen Hankinson has moved from Group Chief Executive to Group Chairman.

Neil comes to the Hankinson Group with over 30 years’ experience in the Painting and Property Maintenance sector having worked previously for Novus Property Solutions (formerly Seddon Property Services). As Managing Director of Novus, he had a proven track record for delivering sustainable growth and profitability along with outperforming the market in areas of safety, quality and customer focus, leading Novus to become one of the UK’s largest property solutions companies.

Stephen Hankinson said, “We are delighted to have secured Neil’s services. His calibre and experience for this important role reflects the ambitions of the Hankinson Group. We are confident that with Neil’s leadership, we will take full advantage of market opportunities and will grow our position in the market, whilst continuing to deliver the excellent levels of quality and value to our customers that we are renowned for.

Ivor Thomas and I are looking forward to working closely with Neil over this next, exciting phase of the company’s development and we envisage a great future for the Company.”

Upon his appointment, Neil said: “I am honoured and excited to be invited to lead an organisation that is so highly regarded in the industry. The opportunities ahead of us are significant and I am confident that I will be working with a talented team that is passionate and hungry to seize those opportunities and drive the business to future greater success, in line with the growth and development aspirations of the Hankinson Group.”