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Quality Assurance

A & B Group are accredited to BSI ISO 9001:2008, which requires us to provide a Quality Management System for the provision of Painting & Decorating services on all our sites. All site personnel and support staff are fully committed to this system and ensure all aspects of it are followed, with the appropriate records maintained on site and in Head Office.

Environmental

A & B Group are accredited to BSI ISO 14001:2004, which requires us to provide an Environmental Management System for the provision of Painting & Decorating services on all our sites.

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Integrity

A & B Group’s mission is to provide the highest-quality workmanship possible. We succeed at this because of the integrity of our operatives and staff, our commitment to a solid work ethic, and our passion for staying current with the newest innovations of our industry, with consideration for the environment.

A & B Group is a painting contracting business incorporated since 1980. Our staff bring years of experience to bear in residential and light commercial building. The company is currently involved in numerous new build residential and commercial buildings, as well as many educational buildings.

Each site is provided with a designated Contracts Manager, who will visit the site on a regular basis. A working supervisor or foreman is on the job from start to finish and is responsible for supervising all A&B staff, as well as ensuring the works are carried out to our highest standards. All our Site Supervisors are First Aid trained and have achieved ‘Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme’ standard.

Our relationships are built on trust and performance. Our employees have been chosen based on their ability and level of craftsmanship, as well as their personal qualities and values.
Our pride and personal involvement in the work we perform result in superior quality and service. This attitude is also directly reflected in our employees’ level of responsibility, professionalism and competency.

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Safety

Health & Safety Policy

A & B Group are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that ensures the health and safety of our employees, customers, contractors and visitors. We want to prevent accidents and illness by making sure that Health and Safety considerations are at the heart of everything we do.  

A & B Group recognises that the talent and energy of the men and women, who work for them, are its most valuable assets. Everyone who works at A & B Group is encouraged to actively take part in and support this policy. The support of employees is necessary to achieve the objectives of the Policy and it is made clear that Health and Safety is a responsibility of equal standing with all other responsibilities. 

The overall responsibility for Health and Safety lies with the Managing Director, Barry Taylor of A & B Group who will keep all personnel advised as to their responsibilities and those of the Company, in respect to health and safety matters detailed in the company organisation structure. 

A & B Group recognises and accepts its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Regulations which affect its activities.

Safecontractor

A & B Group is accredited to Safecontractor

CHAS

A & B Group is accredited to the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme – this requires us to demonstrate compliance with and sound management of current Health & Safety legislation

CONSTRUCTIONLINE

A & B Group is accredited to the ‘Constructionline’ Scheme – this requires us to provide pre-qualification information for potential clients.

Environmental

A & B Group is a professional and environmentally conscious organisation, which acknowledges the impact our operations may potentially have on the environment. We have invested heavily in ‘Envirowash’ machines - these new EnviroSolutions EnviroWash Systems are an innovative, water-based treatment system that turns paint wash-out from brushes and rollers into clean water and inert solid waste, allowing for easier and safer disposal. We also ensure all other waste is removed from site on a regular basis, by our Suppliers, who issue us with the appropriate Transfer Notices.

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Teamwork

A & B Group provide each site with a designated Contracts Manager, who will visit the site on a regular basis. A working supervisor or foreman is on site throughout and is responsible for supervising all A&B staff. Each supervisor is also responsible for ensuring all works are carried out to our Quality Assured systems, thereby providing the best quality finish to our clients. All our Site Supervisors are First Aid trained and have achieved ‘Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme’ standard.

The Contracts Manager will liaise with the Senior Surveyor, to ensure he is given all necessary information relating to any works required on site. The Senior Surveyor will issue Quotations to carry out any additional works, wherever possible. We will also request agreement of these Quotations before the works commence – this gives all parties the best chance of controlling any additional costs incurred.

The Managing Director and Commercial Manager will support all members of staff at all times and offer any necessary advice to ensure the works are carried out in accordance with the agreed terms of any Order issued.

A&B Group is pleased to be part of the Dulux Trade Contract Partnership – the Dulux Trade Contract Partnership is an exclusive network that aims to deliver the best quality commercial decorating in the industry. Their contractors are stringently and regularly audited to make sure they meet or exceed their quality, service and sustainability criteria.

The Dulux Trade Contract Partnership also require their Contract Partners to sign up to an agreed code of practice. This demonstrates their commitment to providing the highest standards of service and quality, giving the client peace of mind that their project will be well-delivered.

Meet the team

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Owner

Barry Taylor

Barry started A&B in 1987 after previously being a self-employed painter.

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Contracts Manager

Shane Lemon

Shane has been with A&B for 14 years and is responsible for sites in South East and South West London. Shane was previously a Painting Foreman for 5 years

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Safety Officer

Graham Dockrill

Graham is employed by ‘Source To Safety’ and provides Health and Safety advice to the company, as well visiting sites on a regular basis to prepare all necessary H&S Reports

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Commercial Manager

Simon Rose

Simon joined Barry in November 1987 and has been here ever since. Simon previously worked for Laing Homes and Paintwell of St Albans and is responsible for all Commercial matters within the company.

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Contracts Manager

Carl Fawcett

Carl has been with A&B for 6 years. He was previously a Painting Foreman and is now responsible for sites in North East London

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Senior Surveyor

Mark Hargrave

Mark joined A&B in March 2014, having previously worked for Main Contractors, including Higgins Construction, Mount Anvil, Simons Construction and Hutton Construction. Mark is responsible for surveying duties on all A&B’s sites.

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Admin Assistant

Gail Hardy

Gail has been with A&B for 4 years and is responsible for matters relating to Quality Assurance, Health and Safety and Material Distribution

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Contracts Manager

Andy O’Farrell

Andy has been with A&B for 14 years and is responsible for sites in North and West London. He has been in the industry for 32 years altogether and has previously worked for Jarvis as a Site Manager

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Trainee Health, Safety & Quality Assurance Administrator

Dixie Taylor

Dixie joined A&B in July 2016 and is currently training to be our Health, Safety & Administration Administrator. Dixie previously worked for Brewers.

Open Positions

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Contact Details

recruitment@aandbgroup.net
01920 483250