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Travis Perkins Managed Services backs SME Paint 360

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Managed Services, part of Travis Perkins plc, which provides maintenance materials and supply chain planning for public sector organisations, has chosen to work with Paint 360, providing customers across the social housing and NHS sector with high quality, environmentally friendly paint.

Paint 360 specialises in re-engineering waste paint taken from waste management companies and turning it into something of value; a hard-wearing quality paint product. Managed Services teamed with Paint 360 last year and have already donated building materials and a lorry to the growing business, which will help improve delivery efficiencies on and off the Paint 360 site.

The new paint is made of 90% recycled materials and has a very low carbon footprint, as reconstituting this into a valuable product only requires a small number of ingredients to do the job. An independent assessment by The Carbon Footprint Company calculated that a contractor using the paint can effectively run a transit van five miles carbon-free for each litre of paint used. This matches Managed Services’ ethos of providing customers with cost saving procurement efficiencies, as well as operational efficiencies.

Paint 360 also works with social enterprises–employing vulnerable young people and those who have been in trouble with the police and supporting their personal and professional development.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FBS) recently emphasised how working with small suppliers in the public sector can help firms generate wealth, drive innovation, create jobs and train apprentices[1]. The FBS described how small suppliers can provide support on a social economic level, meaning services can be supplied better, faster and cheaper to respond to customer’s needs.

Managed Services’ engagement with Paint 360 and similar firms means that a high quality service, using ethical products, can be delivered to customers quickly – and can also help towards benefitting the overall public procurement supply chain.

Stuart Hough, Managing Director of Managed Services, said:
“It’s great to be able to work with Paint 360 and lend our support to an SME. The paint products are environmentally friendly whilst still being really high quality. At Managed Services, we strive to provide our customers with cost savings and other efficiencies, whilst still making a difference to the communities we work in and environmental sustainability is a key part of this.

Lee Cole, Managing Director of Paint 360, said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with Travis Perkins Managed Services, who share similar values to what we do, enabling us to grow and develop our business in the similar vision as to what we started out with.

“We are looking forward to continuing the partnership and strengthening our workforce to a healthy number of 16-20 employees by the end of 2016”.

Source : Travis Perkins Managed Services Press Release

11 November 2015

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