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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.

Exceptional Client Feedback from Mitchell & Butler!

Date published: September 14, 2018

Whittle have recently received exceptional feedback from Mitchell & Butler at their recent contractor review meeting. Congratulations to the Property Services team and in particular Martin Newman and Andy Linfield.

Hankinson Group Strengthens its Welsh Connection

Date published: August 28, 2018

Stephen Hankinson, Group Chief Executive of Hankinson Painting Group is delighted to announce the establishment of its 10th regional office with the opening of an office in Newport, South Wales. The Hankinson Group already has locations in key areas of the UK including South East, South West, Midlands and North West.

Win a Redecoration Makeover Competition 2018!

Date published: June 26, 2018

Whittle Programmed Painting have re-launched their competition in conjunction with Johnstone’s Trade to offer two lucky schools in the UK (one north and one south) a complete redecoration makeover (including paint, colour consultation and labour!) for a room of their choice within their school facility.

New Bristol Office

Date published: June 11, 2018

As part of the Hankinson Group continued growth in the South West an office has been established in Bristol. The office will represent all three of the Hankinson Group brands, Hankinson, EPIC and Whittle.

Hankinson Painting Group Extends PPG & Johnstones Trade Preferred Partner Agreement

Date published: March 21, 2018

This week Hankinson Painting Group has announced both the extension of its preferred coating status with PPG's Johnstone's Trade and the addition of PPG's Protective Coatings to the arrangement.

Exciting Announcement to be Made at Independent Schools Bursars Association Conference 2018!

Date published: March 16, 2018

Whittle and Johnstone's Trade will be making an exciting announcement at the 2018 Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA) Conference, which is set to take place in The Brighton Centre at their annual conference on 9&10 May 2018. Watch this space!