Awarded 5 year contract by Dow Chemicals.
Jack Tighe begins to build up a new painting company, re-acquiring the Tighe name and working with many of the original management team.
Business sold to HAT Group, a publicly quoted company. As part of the deal, Jack Tighe is not permitted to work in the painting industry for five years.
From 1970 to 1980 the company expanded into industrial painting with contracts for North Sea oil projects at Flotta and Sullom Voe, as well as the new coal fired power station programme. During this period, the decorating business continues to prosper with contracts for MOD bases, schools and hospitals.
Secured one of the largest single painting contracts ever awarded for Pembroke Power Station.
Significant growth achieved, winning several contracts to decorate RAF stations.