Chris Hampton

Chairman & Managing Director

Managing Director since August 2005, Chris joined Hampton Colours in 2000, coming from an accounting and IT background. He has studied Chemistry to a high level and has become a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. During his first years here he spent time working in all departments, from Customer Service to Machine Operator, to fully understand the business as a whole. His versatility enables him to be a very hands-on Managing Director. In 2023 Chris also became Chairman.


Mandy Sowerby

Office Manager

Mandy Sowerby has been managing our office for 9 years and is well known to all our customers as the first point of contact.


Peter Perry

Technical Manager

Peter has been with the company since 1992 and has qualified as an Incorporated Engineer and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Materials. He heads the team in the Laboratory.


Reg Cairns

Production Manager

Reg is our longest serving employee, having been at Hampton Colours for over 40 years. He organises Purchasing and Production.