Professional painters and decorators across the nation are gearing up for a major industry event – which this year celebrates a landmark date.
The Painting and Decorating Association’s Premier Trophy Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer – and the trade body is working behind the scenes to ensure the prestigious competition is one to remember for members and guests.
Taking place in the illustrious setting of London’s Plaisterers’ Hall on 5 July, the venue is a fitting location for the event, which celebrates exceptional painting and decorating projects across a variety of sectors.
This year the awards will increase from five categories to seven to better represent the diversity of the industry, with accolades for residential and new build joining the original list of decorative, highly decorative, industrial, small contractor and commercial.
Crown Paints is the main sponsor for 2018 – and the company’s support enables the competition to retain its industry leading position.
Neil Ogilvie, chief executive of the Painting and Decorating Association, said: “The Premier Trophy Awards celebrates the work and achievements of firms and individuals nationally.
“An awful lot of work takes place behind the scenes to make this event a success.
“There were over 70 entries for this year’s competition, which were shortlisted down to 49 for site visits, judging and assessment.
“Once the shortlist was drawn up, the panel of independent judges visited each project to see the actual work and make their assessments.
“This rigorous process, which we have followed for decades throughout the history of the Premier Trophy Awards, requires a lot of planning, effort and expense.
“We are deeply grateful to Crown Paints for their support as main sponsor this year, which enables us to carry out this extensive level of detail.”
Philip Cefai, Crown Paints’ commercial director, is guest speaker at the ceremony.
Jon Konsbruck, National Sales Manager Contractors/Specification at Crown Paints, said: “We feel privileged to be the main sponsor of this year’s Premier Trophy Awards, especially in this milestone year.
“This is a prestigious event and one that Crown Paints is very proud to support. We’re looking forward to coming together to celebrate the work and achievements of people within the painting and decorating trade.”
The event starts at 12 noon on 5 July. To order tickets please email Yvonne@paintingdecoratingassociation.co.uk or call 024 7635 3776