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What Our Colleagues Say!

89% of employees said we were a “good company to work for”

Max Antenbring

Management Trainee

“The best thing about working for Bagnalls and completing the management trainee scheme was the people. The team around me was extremely helpful and so nice. I also really enjoyed the diversity of tasks I carried out day to day.

I feel I achieved a lot during my management trainee scheme. I completed some standard training qualifications, such as an IOSH Managing Safely, and the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).”

Claire Harrison

Sales Development Manager

“I loved the idea of working for a family business and the chance to use my skills in a new industry.

Helping others to gain confidence when speaking on the phone with customers. I have also enjoyed visiting customers to better understand what we do for them and to ensure that they are satisfied with the painting and decorating services that we provide.”

Joel Mortlock

Group Academy Tutor

“I have first-hand experience of the Bagnalls apprenticeship scheme and how caring and compassionate the team is while pushing you to achieve your full potential.

I now work in our Training Academy teaching new apprentices. The best thing about my career is seeing the time and dedication that is invested into the young adults who wish to pursue a career in the painting and decorating industry.”

Katie Sanders


“An apprenticeship is a great way to develop new skills. The people I work with are really friendly and are always willing to show me different ways to do a job. But we can also have a laugh!

My biggest achievement so far is placing third in the Skill Build Regional Qualifiers. I also won a prize in the PDA Wallpapering Competition!”

Lewis Boyle

Site Supervisor

“I completed a three-year apprenticeship with Bagnalls and joined straight from school. I really enjoy the wide variation of work I experience on a day-to-day basis, such as painting, wallpapering and the industrial side of things.

I also love being able to travel – I have had the chance to visit Ireland with work!

My proudest moment was winning Apprentice of the Year 2018 in London.”

Becky Slater

Head of SHEQ

“The fact it’s a long-running, family-owned business with long-serving employees gave me the impression it was a great company – and I was proved right! I also love the fact that Bagnalls has such a diverse range of customers across all types of industries.

I’m proud of the work I did during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to guide the company from a health and safety perspective.”

Lee Jeyes

Regional Director

“Bagnalls’ clear commitment to apprenticeships was a key factor in my decision to approach the company. The letter confirming Bagnalls’ agreement to sponsor me via the Youth Training Scheme (YTS) is still in my CV file today.

The best thing about working for Bagnalls is the strong sense of belonging. There are also great opportunities for advancement – I am proud to have been able to work my way from apprentice to Regional Director!

My apprenticeship has been instrumental in shaping my career and providing me with the relevant skills to succeed.”

Jane Potter

Branch Manager

“I feel respected and valued at Bagnalls. I have always been given opportunities to progress through the company, advancing from apprentice to my current role as Branch Manager.

As an apprenticeship with Bagnalls I was honoured to reach the final of the World Skills Olympics where I represented the UK and returned with a medal!

If you’re thinking of doing an apprenticeship – go for it! It’s a great way to achieve a qualification and kick start your career.”

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Our Accreditations

From safe systems of work to our environmental policies, our accreditations assure customers of our accountability and dependability in our work.

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Health and Safety ISO 45001
Quality ISO 9001
Environmental ISO 14001
EcoVadis Gold
Supply Chain Sustainability School (Gold)
SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement
Achilles Utility Vendor Database (UVDB)
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
Dulux Connect
Cyber Essentials
Women in Construction
Living Wage Employer
Family Business United
The 5% Club – Platinum Membership