At Paintbox, we pride ourselves on our technical excellence and outstanding customer service.

We know that the people we employ are our greatest asset and that’s why we are committed to providing an environment in which they can flourish. We are dedicated to nurturing talent and giving all our employees the opportunity to develop their skills.


We believe that apprenticeship schemes hold great value for businesses. We run our own apprenticeship scheme that offers the opportunity to learn about what we do and gain valuable workplace experience.

For details of our future apprenticeship posts please refer to as any vacancies will be posted via this website.


Paintbox offers a superb working environment. Details of current vacancies are available below. Alternatively, if there are no current vacancies within your area of expertise you can register your CV with our HR department by emailing

Training And Development

Paintbox is committed to providing all our employees with the training and development opportunities they need to advance.  

Our training and development programmes are an integral part of our company strategy. Our training and development partners include:

If you are a training provider and want to register with us please contact

Health & Safety

Paintbox is dedicated to upholding the highest health and safety standards. 

We aim to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses and to do everything within our power to help our employees realise a healthy, injury-free environment. 

We are fully compliant with the latest legislation, accredited with OHSAS 18001, and operate a zero-incident workplace policy.

Strategic Vision

Paintbox aims to be a centre of excellence, providing our customers with innovative paint solutions and services, and exceptional service.

We are committed to being the best at what we do and to anticipating, understanding and exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations.  

This ethos is at the heart of our long-term growth plans. We know that investing in people and technology is vital to delivering the innovation, value and excellence for which we are renowned and on which our customers rely. 


Charity Fundraising

Since 2005 Paintbox has held an annual memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for selected charities including Katherine House Hospice (Banbury), Children with Cancer and the British Heart Foundation.

James Sharp, Managing Director, is an active supporter of SLSGB and a volunteer lifeguard.

Sports and Social

Paintbox supports a Company Social Group for its employees to encourage events and activities outside of work and sponsors local Cricket and Football teams in being able to purchase equipment for its new season.

Schools and Colleges

Paintbox funded activity by Banbury School to assist school leavers in finding suitable employment including travel expenses and interview attire.

We have attend Recruitment Fairs at the local Colleges to speak to students about applications, interview techniques and future resource requirements. 

We will continue to develop our relationships with local Schools, Colleges and Universities in both Banbury and Birmingham areas.


We are fully committed to minimising the environmental impact of our operations and activities. We take this responsibility seriously and investment in this area is an integral part of our company ethos.

We achieve this goal through process optimisation, the use of advanced abatement equipment in all our facilities, recycling initiatives, the conservation of energy and the minimisation of waste.

We have developed technologies in line with our social responsibilities and achieved ISO 14001 accreditation.

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 data collected on 5 April 2017 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 16.1% 5.4%
Gender Bonus Gap 0.0% 0.0%

Proportions in each quartile (by hourly pay rate)

Male % Female %
Upper quartile 85.5% 14.5%
Upper middle quartile 85.3% 14.7%
Lower middle quartile 84% 16%
Lower quartile 72.4% 27.6%
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).

Alan Sime, Finance Director