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Gender Pay Gap

At Paintbox we fully support the principle of equal opportunity in recruitment and employment. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to an organisation and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on any grounds.  The figures below provide a snapshot of our median and mean pay figures, from 2018-2019 data and are published in accordance with The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The median figures take into account the wages of the firm’s middle earners, giving the best representation of the ‘typical gender difference’, while the mean figures take into account the wages of high and low earners.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Mean % Median %
Gender Pay Gap 12.3% 2.6%
Gender Bonus Gap 0.0% 0.0%

Proportions in each quartile (by hourly pay rate)

Male % Female %
Upper quartile 88.1% 11.9%
Upper middle quartile 82.2% 17.8%
Lower middle quartile 85.3% 14.7%
Lower quartile 81.4% 18.6%
Proportions receiving bonus 0% 0%

Historically, there have been fewer female applicants than male into the roles available within our organisation.  It seems the nature of the work, automotive painting and supporting activities, has not attracted a large number of female applicants.  Roles are open to any applicant and our Business does not discriminate based on gender, race, religion or sexuality. 

This information is now reviewed regularly by management and measures are in place to reduce the gap.  Specifically, recruitment processes will be reassessed and career development initiatives will be cognisant of this objective.  We expect our figures compare favourably with other Businesses in our sector and now the information is publicly available we will be sure to keep this under review.

I can confirm that Paintbox Group’s gender pay gap calculations are accurate and meet the requirements for The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap International Regulations 2017).

Ian Perrins, Finance Director

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Act 2015: Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


Paintbox Limited is a UK based automotive manufacturer and supplier of painted premium-quality exterior systems. We also offer a Tier 1-and Tier 2-level supply of a wide range of exterior and interior paint solutions (short and long run) and associated support services

It is a priority for PAINTBOX to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. We take seriously any allegation of human rights abuse in all its forms and will not tolerate human rights abuse against individuals within PAINTBOX’S own organisation or our supply chain. Paintbox Limited deals with many supply chains that include but are not limited to service contractors, product suppliers, customers, maintenance contractors and employees.

The Company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation. These as well as the suppliers of services make up the supply chain within Paintbox Limited. As part of the company's due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier. Internal reviews will also take place and relevant checks and controls will be monitored throughout areas such as, but not limited to recruitment, references, training on how to spot concerns, where and how to report them and record keeping. Through these checks and controls the company is committed to ensuring that human trafficking will not take place, nor will it deal, trade, employ or partner with any risk of this nature.

Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored. The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation and within its supply chains.

A full copy of this policy and a copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be accessible to all employees electronically and can be obtained from the HR department upon request. This policy statement will be reviewed annually and published. Keys points within the statement include our commitment to transparency in working practice, who is responsible for the policy and its content, compliance expectations, training and awareness commitments and how the company will respond to any breach of this policy. All employees attending inductions courses and regularly throughout employment will be informed of the policy, this statement and the company’s zero tolerance position on this matter.

Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached. Additional on boarding and existing communications procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the Directors and or Senior Management to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.


This policy document and the procedures within it apply to all colleagues of Paintbox Limited and comply with legal requirements

1.Policy Introduction

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standard from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour or anyone held in servitude or slavery. This is relevant whether children or adults and we expect our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.

2.Responsibility of the Policy

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy is adhered to and that it complies with our legal and ethical obligations and that all those under the business control complies with it.

The Directors and Senior Management team are responsible for implementing the day to day compliance of this policy, monitoring its effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it and auditing the internal control systems to ensure that the company is effective in countering modern slavery.

Line managers at all levels are responsible for ensuring that those reporting to them are aware, understand and comply with the policy at all times and are given adequate training and regular training on this policy and the associated issues where relevant.

3.Compliance with the Policy

All employees must read, understand and ensure they are compliant with this policy.

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or with us under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that may lead to or suggest a breach in this policy.

You must notify your line manager as soon as possible if you suspect or believe that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.

You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of the business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.

If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify you manager or report it in accordance with the company Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.

If you are unsure whether or not a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of the business constitutes modern slavery, raise it with your line manager, Senior Management Team or Head of HR & Health & Safety.

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who genuinely raises concerns in good faith under this policy even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring none suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion of modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place within our own business or suppliers. Detrimental treatment could include dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, then you should raise this immediately to the Senior Management Team or Head of HR & Health & Safety. If the matter is not remedied and you are an employee, you can raise this formally through the Grievance Policy and Procedures.

4.Communication & Awareness of this Policy

Training on this policy and on the risks our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals that work for us and regular training will be provided as necessary.

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationships and as appropriate thereafter.

5.Breaches of this Policy

Any employee who breaches this policy, will face disciplinary action which could lead to dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy and our high standards expected in relation to modern slavery and the relative ethical and legal obligations.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2020

27th May 2021

James Sharp

Chief Executive Officer


This GDPR legislation replaces the current data privacy law, giving more rights to you as an individual and more obligations to organisations holding your personal data.

One of the rights is ‘A right to be informed’, which means we have to give you even more information than we do now about the way in which we use, share and store your personal information.

This means that we will be publishing a new privacy notice so you can access this information, along with information about the increased rights you have in relation to the information we hold on you and the legal basis on which we are using it.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Paintbox collects personal information. It applies to information we collect when you visit our website.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits www.paintboxuk.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Website Hosting

Our website is hosted by Siteground.

Here is a link to their privacy policy.


Use of cookies by PaintBox

This Website may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer. First party cookies are those placed directly by us via this Website and are used only by us. We uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

By using this Website you may receive certain third party Cookies on your computer. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than us. Third party cookies are used on this Website for advertising services, market research and user tracking and are detailed in full below. These cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Website.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

Before Cookies are placed on your computer, you will be presented with a pop­up message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

Certain features of the Website depend upon Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below.

The following first-party Cookies may be placed on your computer:

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Security and performance

Paintbox  uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of the Paintbox  website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the Paintbox website.

People who email us

We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

People who make a complaint to us

When we receive a complaint from a person we make up a file containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any other individuals involved in the complaint.

We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint and to check on the level of service we provide.

We usually have to disclose the complainant’s identity to whoever the complaint is about. This is inevitable where, for example, the accuracy of a person’s record is in dispute. If a complainant doesn’t want information identifying him or her to be disclosed, we will try to respect that. However, it may not be possible to handle a complaint on an anonymous basis.

We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy. This means that information relating to a complaint will be retained for two years from closure. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘need to know’ principle.

Similarly, where enquiries are submitted to us we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and to check on the level of service we provide.

People who register (notify) under the Data Protection Act 1998

Many businesses are required by law to ‘notify’ certain specified information to the Information Commissioner. This may contain personal information, for example where the business is a sole trader. The ICO compiles this information into a register which it is required by law to make publicly available. The ICO cannot therefore give any guarantees as to how the information contained on the register will be used by those accessing it.

Disclosure of personal information

In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 09 April 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Paintbox's relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term Paintbox or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without [business name]’s prior written consent.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Paintbox and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Paintbox. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Paintbox takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright Notice

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Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

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You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.