Our Partners

Firwood paints are proud to be associated with the following organisations that support our business:

Trade Associations

British Coatings Federation

The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wall covering industries - Britain's most visible industry. Firwood are active participants in the BCF and its technical committees.

Coatings Care

COATINGS CARE is a worldwide umbrella programme for the paint and printing ink manufacturing industries. The objective of COATINGS CARE is to improve the performance of the Coatings industry in the fields of the environment, safety, health, distribution and product stewardship.

COATINGS CARE helps companies to adopt a pro-active approach on community relations and emergency response and also to demonstrate this commitment to a wider public.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 5000 members. Firwood paints are proud to be associated with this pro- active organisation and use their services in areas such as export documentation certification.

BusinessGrowth Hub

The Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub has given Firwood paints support on new product development projects and marketing campaigns.

Independent Buyers

In purchasing size matters and Firwood use the services of Independent Buyers who have a combined purchasing power of their members in excess of £1 Billion.

British Standards Institute

The BSI is our source for British, European and International Standards which are essential for ensuring compliance with standards and product quality.

Community Heart Beat trust

Firwood is an active supporter of the Community HeartBeatTrust . The trust is a national charity focused on provision of life saving defibrillation services to local communities.


ENWORKS has a vision of an improved environment and economy, achieved through the engagement of businesses of all sizes and sectors in environmentally sustainable business practice. They support Firwood with business advice on issues of sustainability.

Comply Direct

Comply Direct are an expert, independent and approved producer compliance scheme that provide low cost, innovative and integrated environmental solutions designed to support UK businesses with a green agenda.


Cogent Skills is the UK's strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers. We work with them to develop, design and deploy skills solutions for the science industries.

Trafford College

This Manchester based college provides support to Firwood Paints Apprentice Scheme where we seek to develop our employees and leaders of the future by on the job and off site training.

W H Surface Preparation

For the rental of floor scarifying and blasting machines for the surface preparation of concrete floors prior to painting, we are happy to recommend this company. They have an extensive hire fleet of equipment for floor preparation and cleaning.


With the increasing use of barcoding for warehouse management and stock control Firwood partners with GS1.

Alcumus ISOQAR

Firwood Paints are registered to ISO 9001 quality standard and ISO 14001 environmental standard.We are supported and audited by Alcumus ISOQAR in ensuring our compliance to these standards.

Employee Management Lt

For staff training and management systems we have long term working relationship with Employee Management.
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