Loss of our dear friend

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of our dear friend and colleague, Philip Hankin. Phil passed away on Sunday morning, 30 August 2020, and leaves a very large void in the lives of his wife, three children and all those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.

Philip joined Cole Jarman in 1998 and in 2013 took over as Managing Director. His achievements in the field of acoustics were many and varied, with perhaps his key role in the design and delivery of the Francis Crick Institute in Euston being one of the proudest technical achievements of his career.

The messages we have already started to receive from his Clients tell a much more important story:

“He has been a reliable and hugely beneficial assistance to me… and our clients for many years, as well as being a thoroughly decent, honest and personable man. I will sorely miss his presence.”

“Phil was always very welcoming and could see around a problem… He was always very friendly to all concerned, he had time to explain the details to everyone even when the questions seemed silly at the time of asking… I will remember him for his joyful smile which could be even heard down the telephone through his voice.”

Philip was always ready to help us see the funny side of things and keep a level of gentle banter going in the office. Philip was a great friend, dedicated husband, loving father, expert acoustician, keen biker, man of faith, and just a thoroughly nice chap.

We have set up an online Book of Condolences as a place to read about everyone’s memories of Phil alongside some memorable photos! We continue to welcome any any other messages of condolence and memories of Phil to in-memory-of-philip-hankin@rskacoustics.com.