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Bagnalls is the leading, family-owned, painting and decorating contractor, established in 1875. We employ around 600 people across our network of 16 branches across the UK.

Bagnalls has a reputation for investing in the development of its employees across all aspects of the business. From an active apprenticeship support programme to continuous professional development (CPD) management training, we take the improvement of our people very seriously.

We recruit people of suitable calibre, education and potential to fill the roles we have, with a view to developing their potential and experience further to progressively fill more senior roles. We are committed to encouraging all our people to develop and use their talents to meet their personal aspirations.

We are proud that the management team have clocked up an average length of service of 24 years. Four of our seven Executive Board members started as Management Trainees with Bagnalls, with many more Branch Managers starting as apprentices or trainees with the business.

We were honoured to be awarded Supreme Champion, Family Business of the Year 2016 by Family Business United, chosen from companies throughout the UK.

Bagnalls is an Equal Opportunities employer. We aim to recruit from the widest pool of talent. Our business is constantly developing and we are therefore always looking for talented individuals to work in all parts of the company. We welcome speculative CVs from people interested working for us as a Painter and Decorator, Supervisor, Management Trainee, Contracts Manager, Estimator, Surveyor, Sales Representative or Branch Manager.

Website: https://www.bagnalls.co.uk


Rated 3.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
Very good38%

learning new things

Rated 5 out of 5

great working environment every time you start a new job

i learned lots of different things about the job

you have to get up early to start work and get there on time

it was a great experience working here overall


Rated 5 out of 5

Alfred bagnalls a all round good painting company to work for, all friendly people with a lot of work to be assigned to on a daily basis, putting work blokes first to keep them in work when work load gets shortet

Great company

Rated 3 out of 5

I am still currently working for bagnalls but it is a good place to work because it is a good company , have a lot of nice people, everyone is very passionate and they will look after you.


Pay travel expences


long hours

Fun to work at/

Rated 4 out of 5

I was a concrete repairs labourer. My days normally consisted of clearing areas, using a kango to break up, filling up skips, mixing and pouring concrete and moving tools around.

Great workplace.

Rated 4 out of 5

Great environment to work in, fun characters, I enjoyed my time working there I just found painting and decorating wasn’t for me however the people and job itself was fantastic.


Great communication.



Updated on October 21, 2022

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