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Gold and Glory in Kazan 

Scottish apprentice Callum Bonner honoured on the World Stage  Team UK – the UK’s top young apprentices and students, which included Scottish painter Callum Bonner – returned home from the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia covered in gold and glory.   The 37 members of Team UK won a total of 19 medals – two Gold, one Silver, One Bronze ...

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International Flavour to P&D Show

Visitor registration for the 25th staging of the National Painting and Decorating Show is now open. November’s event is set to break new ground with exhibits from all around the world providing UK professionals with the very latest developments in product design and technology. Suppliers from Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and North America will use the show as a launch pad ...

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The Scottish Painting and Decorating Show has a new venue!

The Scottish Painting and Decorating Exhibition is set to be bigger and better than ever as the SDF prepare to host the annual event at the new venue. The Edinburgh Marriott Hotel has been chosen to cater for the increasing number of exhibitors wishing to showcase their brands and products to the Scottish market at this year’s event. The show ...

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How do you prepare an apprentice for the ‘Skills Olympics’?

Mike Swan, Curriculum and Quality Leader at Dundee and Angus College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager in Painting and Decorating  Following Team GB’ success at recent Olympic Games, we all know what a medal winning performance in diving, cycling and even canoe slalom looks like.  But I am often asked what does it take to win a Gold Medal in Painting and Decorating? 

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Festool Roadshow the UK the chance to preview Sawstop Technology live in action.

This June Festool will be bringing its new Festool table saw with SawStop technology to Festool Roadshow.  Touring the UK and Ireland from 12th to the 26th June 2019, the Festool Roadshow will offer a unique opportunity for visitors to see demonstrations of the new table saw with SawStop technology live in action. This will be the first time ever ...

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