PRLog - Jul. 9, 2014 - BIRKENHEAD, U.K. -- The Main Stand at Prenton Park will get a massive makeover next week when the Hankinson Painting Group begin work on repainting the façade.
Jeremy Butler and Stephen Hankinson
Tranmere Rovers have agreed an innovative deal with the award-winning Birkenhead-based business to ensure the much-needed work can go ahead.
The contract, which was signed off last week, allows the Club to pay for the work and subsequent maintenance over a fixed long-term contract.
Both the sides and the rear of the Main Stand will be painted in seahorse blue, the same colour as the exterior of the Kop Stand, Cowshed Stand and Johnny King Stand.
In line with their attempts to support the Wirral community, Tranmere Rovers chose a local business in Hankinson Painting Group for the project.
Chief Executive Jeremy Butler said: “One of my priorities has been to find a way to improve the condition of the Main Stand.
“Previously the cost of the work has been prohibitive but the contract we have signed with the Whittle Programmed Painting, part of the Hankinson Painting Group allows payment to be spread over a number of years.
“We are delighted to have found a multi-award winning business in our community with the expertise and knowledge to complete the work.
“It means we are able to give something back to our community and know that many of people working on the project are proud Tranmere Rovers supporters.”
Earlier this month Hankinson Painting Group won the Industrial Category of the PDA 2014 Awards for an impressive third time in four years.
Established in 1975, Hankinson Painting Group is one of the UK’s leading painting contractors and has worked on the Olympic Park, The Trafford Centre and the Liverpool Echo Arena.
Group Chief Executive Stephen Hankinson said: “As a proud Wirral based company we are delighted to be working with our local team Tranmere Rovers. Our Programme Painting Model is perfect for sports venues and is already used at a number of other leading sports stadia including Franklin Gardens. Home of newly crowned champions of English rugby, Northampton Saints. We love it when our customers are successful and we wish Tranmere every success in the forthcoming season”.