JOHNSTONE’S CLAIMS CARILLION AWARD
Leading paint manufacturer Johnstone’s has been recognised for its dedication to local communities after being awarded a ‘Pride in Our Workplace’ certificate by construction company Carillion.
Johnstone’s is working closely with Carillion on the multi-million pound Southmead Hospital development in Bristol and as part of Carillion’s corporate and social responsibility, Johnstone’s was specified to provide specialist exterior and metal paints for an ambitious makeover of Wordsworth Community Centre, which is just a stone’s throw away from the hospital development.
The Wordsworth Community Centre, which provides comfortable space with a safe outside area, contributes to the development of the local community by holding events, developing projects and services and providing a hub for residents to come together.
In just one day, and in typical British weather conditions, the exterior of the centre, which had become run down, was totally transformed. Between them, the army of volunteers installed guttering, cleared and landscaped the exterior, re-installed the gate post and re-hung the gates.
The team also repainted the centre’s car park, where Johnstone’s white road marking paint, specifically chosen as it is extremely durable and ideal for hard exterior floor surfaces, was used to repaint the white lines. The gates, steps and railings of the building were freshened up using Johnstone’s Smooth Metal Paint in blue. The makeover has given the centre a fresh look, making it once more a place for the community to take pride in.
Keith Hutton, Project Director for Carillion said: “We singled this project out for a ‘Pride in Our Workplace’ certificate because we felt it really showcased collaboration in action. We were delighted that Johnstone’s were able to support it, donating the materials needed to complete the project. It’s very satisfying to see the difference we can make to a community by working together in this way.”
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