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Sandtex adds colour to Hull murals

Crown Paints played its part in the addition of four murals across Hull in 2020 by donating paint to local artist Andy Pea. The company, which manufactures some of its most popular products at its facility in Hull, has previously donated paint to numerous deserving local community causes through its Crown Decorating Centre located on Stoneferry Road. Crown was keen to work with Hull-based street artist Andy Pea having already worked with him several times since the company supported the Hull City of Culture campaign in 2017, and so donated Sandtex Trade products in various colours in order to complete the four murals located across the city last year.

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SISTERS OF THE BRUSH DOWN TOOLS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Being a woman in the predominately male orientated trade industry can seem like a daunting and often intimidating experience but four women from Derbyshire are challenging these gender-norms and bringing a fresh new look and approach to what it means to work within the trades locally. Sue Ready, founder of This Girl Can Paint in Chesterfield told us that she “had this idea to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March by showcasing the fabulous work women and girls do in the trade industry as there can still be many misconceptions that only men and boys can pick up a hammer, screwdriver or paint brush.” Sue started her career 20 years ago working behind the trade counter of a local builder’s merchant. She said “back then it was rare for women to be in the industry but quickly learnt how to communicate and interact with the customers. I picked up so much knowledge working there and was given the opportunity by my employer to attend a professional decorators course which ignited my fire for painting and decorating.” 

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CROWN SUPPORTS FLOOD-HIT COMMUNITY IN WARRINGTON

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Hempel announces global price increase

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Novus vows to Build Back Better through launch of new initiative

Novus Property Solutions has launched a new charitable challenge for 2021 as part of its vision to be a force for good, which will see its colleagues, clients, supply chain and the wider community encouraged to nominate a deserving cause to receive funding from the company. The contractor’s new charitable and social value initiative will encompass three focus areas: reducing poverty, good health and wellbeing, and environmental action – all of which were chosen by Novus colleagues through a company-wide vote. As part of the Build Back Better initiative, Novus will contribute up to £5,000 each quarter to a selected project which will be decided upon by a panel comprising colleagues from across the business based on where the donation will have the biggest impact. Any projects can be nominated, as long as they fit into the three key focus areas.

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