Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Filling Of Our Very First Tin

There is always something very special when you bring a business dream to life.
And That just what happened at Harris & Thompson last year when they launched their very own brand of paint.

Above we have Managing Director Marc Thompson In the factory filling the very first tin of paint that was launched in November of last year.

Speaking to him he told us "two years in the making this is ! "
Two years ago he set out to design 78 historic colours from the past and turn these ideas and colours in to actual paint. The ethos was to produce an environmentally friendly and sustainable paint with a view that you do not need to compromise on high performance or sacrifice quality to make a safer environment without losing the quality of a good paint.
The Rest As We Say Is History Now.

He adds "This new paint is not only exceptional to use but is also better for the user, the end user and the environment."

With low overheads we were also able to keep the price competitive and lower that major players in the paint making market.

You can purchase all these colours by visiting the new website at
or call in to our new paint show room in sheep street charlbury.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New Paint Shop

Harris & Thompson have become the first painters and decorators to launch their own brand of paint.
This co insides with the opening of their first paint shop in the market town of Charlbury in Oxfordshire.
The company produce an historic Collection with 78 period colours to inspire any property.
The paint can also be mixed in Ral number colours and Bs ( British Standard Colours ) giving you a huge choice of colour to chose from.
The paint which is environmentally friendly and made from sustainable sources comes in a wide range of products
Classic Matt Emulsion
Classic Eggshell
And Classic Undercoat to provide a great start and solid base when using the eggshell & Gloss.
Classic Gloss
The inspiration behind this move is Managing Director Marc Thompson who also designed the 78 historic colour pallet.
On speaking to Marc he informed us, " we have always been a think outside the box company"
" This move in to our own branded tin of paint was a bold move but we believed their was a market for a great paint with amazing colours at a good price. This move takes us in to a new dimension of decorating, we not only provide the decorating works but also can provide the materials in house at short notice saving us time and helping the project Finnish on time or quicker. This new paint is Eco friendly and drys much quicker than normal conventional paints. It has no solvents and offers very little odour so is safer for the decorator and the client living in
those rooms"
Harris & Thompson Paints are available form our shop in sheep street, Charlbury , Oxfordshire or on line at www.harrisandthompsonpaints
Why not pay us a visit or pick up a tester pot

Friday, 10 February 2012

Harris & Thompson Reach Finals For Second Year Running

Think outside the box business Harris & Thompson have reached the finals of West Oxfordshire's Business Of The Year for the second year in a row.

The Cotswold decorating company that launched its own brand of paint in November of last year were runners up in the new business category in 2011.

However this year the company has gone one better by reaching the finals of 2012 in not just the Best New Business but also in Best Small Business.

MD, Marc Thompson told us " I'm just blown away by the news, i can't actually take it in at the moment"
he adds " We have all worked very hard this year to make this business work. This is not just down to me but all our staff who i regard as friends more that employees. As a company we are only as good as the people that work for us, and they have helped achieve this not just me. From the office staff to the people who work on site and create the results, we are all just one big team.

The Launch of the Harris & Thompson brand of paint has had a huge impact on the business making Harris & Thompson the only decorators in the UK to have their own brand of paint.
Paint can be purchased on line or by visiting the new show room in Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

Shop opening hours are
Mon, Tue, Thur -1oam- 4pm
Fri - 10am- 2pm
Closed wed, Sat, Sun

You can call in to get a quotation on any decorating work you may need or by a range of Eco paints and Eco soya wax candles.
Or we give free advice on any decorating needs

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

New Candle Hits Town

Pure indulgence

Harris & Thompson have introduced to its ever growing range of products a new Luxury Candle.

The Candle made from 100% Eco Soya Wax is due to be launched the 1st of August 2011.
MD, Marc Thompson adds, "The new Pungent aromas from the Harris & Thompson Infusion collection are truly something to savour."
"They create a welcoming ambiance of warmth and light That will infuse & Enhance any room."

The new candle with a burning time of around 50 hours will retail around £15.99 will be available in the following scents.

English Pear & Freesia
Indian Rose Water
White Jasmin & Mint
Wild Fig
Vintage Gardenia
Black Pomegranate
Lime , Basil & Mandarin
Vanilla & Anise

Enter The Dragon

Managing Director Marc Thompson recently bumped in to Dragons Den Star Theo Paphitis at the recent Cornbury Festival.
Marc is pictured above with The Den start while he was promoting The camping accessory "Bog in a bag"

Sadly we could not not sell him any paint but " you never know Theo"

Thursday, 23 June 2011

There's an App for that !

This Year will see the

introduction of the new

Harris & Thompson paint app.

With our new app you will be able see all ore colours and products and purchase them by the click of a button.

Whats more we are developing a system where you can take a photo and see what the walls, ceiling in any one of our 72 colours.

MD Marc Thompson adds, this is such a great little tool that can be used in and around your home. just think that you can take a photo of your lounge on your iphone and change the colours of walls to any of our 72 colours which will give you an idea instantly what the room will look like.

This new app should be available to down load by
the end of 2011

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Harris & Thompson Paint Association With Oxtreegen

Harris & Thompson Paint Company have welcomed its association with Oxtreegen.
When Harris & Thompson Launch its new Eco friendly paint in May of this year all our tins will have the oxtreegen logo on our tins.
Managing Director Marc Thompson who designed all the new colours and was the brain child behind the new Eco paint told us this week.
" Oxtreegen is a fantastic organisation and we are proud be be linked with these guys."
Oxtreegen is committed to reducing our carbon footprint that we leave behind as business's
Its aim is to reduce Co2 emission by planting trees locally and in the UK.
"this is a local organisation and i was unaware of them and it was only by chance that they came to light to us. On viewing their website i was so impressed with the ethos i just could not wait to contact them and discuss working together."
"Every year we buy contractors and customers a bottle of wine, but then i thought how much better it would be if we brought them a tree to plant, how much more fun this was and better for everyone involved."
Harris & Thompson is committed to its Eco friendly approach and Eco friendly products which is why the new paint range was created.
We are not a political wheel but we would say that if you get chance and your wondering what to get someone as a gift, why not visit them at
you will be so amazed its easy to help the planet breath.