Company History

27th May 2018

Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier

Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier

The marine team paints the flight deck of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.

10th June 2016

Dow Chemicals

Awarded 5 year contract by Dow Chemicals.

3rd October 2013

The Kelpies

The Kelpies

Steelwork for the iconic Kelpies installation is painted in our factory.

21st March 2011

Olympic Park

Olympic Park

Our shop applied coatings team work on the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the Olympic Park.

18th September 2010

King’s Cross Station

King’s Cross Station

King’s Cross Station Redevelopment – works are carried out on the station roof while our encapsulation system protects the public below.

29th August 2009

Winning Awards

Winning Awards

Jack Tighe receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Corrosion.

23rd February 2005

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

Work begins on the new Wembley Stadium.

23rd June 2002

Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth

Aerial Photograph of Plymouth Dockyard and Surrounding Area.

First contract with BAE Systems at HMNB Portsmouth, leading to our continuous presence at the naval base for over 17 years.

15th September 1998

Rothera Research Station

Rothera Research Station

Teams travel to Antarctica to paint the Rothera Research Station. Having established our technical capability to work in these harsh conditions, we are asked to return for the next refurbishment in 2008.

27th June 1997

Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium

Awarded painting contract for Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

29th March 1987

Starting Again

Jack Tighe begins to build up a new painting company, re-acquiring the Tighe name and working with many of the original management team.

22nd June 1982

Business Sold

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.

1st January 1970

Company Expansion

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.

22nd May 1966

Pembroke Power Station

Secured one of the largest single painting contracts ever awarded for Pembroke Power Station.

4th January 1954

Continuing Growth

Significant growth achieved, winning several contracts to decorate RAF stations.

1st January 1954

Company Founded

Company Founded

Jack Tighe established the company in 1954.

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