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tesa® sponsor major Craft competition

tesa, recognised for its masking and adhesive tape range designed specifically for professionals, has sponsored a major competition run by the Scottish Association of Painting Craft Teachers (SAPCT). SAPCT is now in its 64th year and brings together painting & decorating students and lecturers from colleges across Scotland to compete at different colleges annually. At the end of last month, ...

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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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Crown Paints’ annual Darwen community awards donates £10,000 to local causes

Crown Paints has once again awarded thousands of pounds in funding to worthy community projects and not-for-profit schemes in and around Darwen. The paint manufacturer, which employs 500 people in the Lancashire town, has awarded a total of £10,000 as part of its annual Crown Paints Darwen Community Awards, in partnership with Darwen Town Council. Crown’s £500 donation to the ...

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Lincoln students get confident with colour at Bell Decorating Academy thanks to Crown Paints

Working in collaboration with Bell Decorating Group, Crown Paints marked the launch of the first Bell Decorating Academy in Lincoln with a morning of workshops for the students of Lincoln College. The workshops were hosted in the recently-opened Decorating Academy, which was created by Bell Decorating Group in partnership with Crown Paints, and took place on 3rd April 2019 at ...

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Rawtenstall apprentice on the road to success in Screwfix national final

Megan Talbot has battled her way through to the final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition.  The stage is set! Megan Talbot, 19, a trainee Painter and Decorator from Rawtenstall, is amongst just 10 finalists selected in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition. She will now battle it out at the national final, competing for the chance to be crowned ...

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