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Like Father, Like Son

Bagnalls | 5 November

Alan Marsh celebrated 25 years with Bagnalls in October, 2021. He started with the Erith branch in October 1996 with his father, both experienced concrete repair operatives; his dad, Joe, had 39 years of experience, whilst Alan joined with 15 years.

One of Alan’s most memorable contracts (and one of the company’s) was The Cube in Folkstone, which was the External Category Winner at Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards in May 2018. The complex design of artist Sinta Tantra had to be applied to all 4 elevations of the building – Alan and his team were given just 1 week to lay out the design on the building, but with excellent leadership from Alan and good teamwork, they managed to create the design on the building in just one and a half days. Once the painting started, with all its striking colours, the artist’s vision truly came to life.

Another fond memory for Alan has been his work on the colonnades at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich. Alan commented, “I was born and raised in Greenwich. I lived there for more than 20 years and often walked through the colonnades as a teenager, so it was an honour to work on preserving this piece of heritage architecture. I was also proud that this project was recognised at the recent PDA Awards in the Highly Decorative category.”

Alan’s commitment to Bagnalls over the years has been a result of the Bagnalls family story and the firm values the company has been built on. “I would encourage new employees to listen, learn and commit to this extraordinary company and its people.”

Alan Marsh and Steve Mandry, Erith Manager at 2021 PDA Trophy Awards for work at the ORNC Greenwich

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