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Johnstone’s Trade reveals Colour of the Year 2020 

Johnstone’s Trade has revealed its Colour of the Year 2020, Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6, chosen from its Voice of Colour palette. This versatile colour works across a multitude of spaces and designs to please a whole host of clientele who are looking to add a sense of calm, elegance and strength into a space.  A fitting colour to offer an escape from today’s fast-paced society, the blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue will evoke a sense of calm while at the same time offering hopefulness for the perfect balance. 

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Congratulations Chloe

George Nicolson are pleased to announce that one of their 3rd year apprentices, Chloe Taylor, has achieved a very commendable 3rd place in the 44th Annual National Painting and Decorating Advanced Competition held earlier this year. Hosted at Inverness College UHI, the Scottish Association of Painting Craft Teachers (SAPCT) Competition is one of the sector’s most prestigious competitions. Formed in 1955, the SAPCT ...

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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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George Bell on Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2019

We are very proud to announce that our Chairman and Founder, George Bell has been awarded an OBE for his services to Apprenticeships and Charity Fundraising in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2019. ‘What a wonderful feeling it is to be appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty’s birthday 2019 honours list. To ...

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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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