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AkzoNobel voluntarily returns full £2.8 million of UK government’s furlough funding

AkzoNobel has voluntarily decided to return the full £2.8 million received through the UK government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS), also known as furlough. The emergency employment support scheme was ...

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Work begins on new research and development laboratories at AkzoNobel site in Slough 

Leading paints and coatings business – and home of Dulux – AkzoNobel is signalling its intent to continue pioneering innovation in the UK with the news that it is redeveloping its Slough head office to accommodate new research and development facilities.  Work has begun on the construction of state-of-the-art research and development facilities and laboratory space. The development includes the major refurbishment of an entire wing of the three-story AkzoNobel Building on Wexham Road in Slough and construction of two new research and development buildings – a warehouse and a central utilities building. Fiona McLachlan, Technical Director Colour, AkzoNobel, says: “The development opens up a world of possibilities – bringing together our UKI Decorative Paints business and our Slough-based research and development community – to focus on the delivery of pioneering products and innovations and help us set the standard in colour and protection.”

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AkzoNobel backs colleagues doing good in their communities with 49 grants totalling £50,000

AkzoNobel has donated a total of £50,000 to 49 deserving community projects nationwide which were nominated by colleagues.   Through its True Colours Community Fund powered by #AkzoNobelCares, it has now ...

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Now is not the time to compromise on quality

This year has been tough for the trade. There’s no escaping that. The impact of the first nationwide lockdown is still being felt by many professionals, while new restrictions are likely to cause further disruption.  The result is that now, more than ever, finding ways to be cost effective is becoming a priority. But cutting costs can come at a risk to the most valuable asset you have - your reputation. Hard won and easily lost - protecting it is vital, especially in this current climate, where competition is fierce. That’s where Armstead can help.

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Dulux takes top spot as UK’s most innovative brand

Dulux has been judged the UK’s most innovative brand in the second annual review by BrandZ, the largest global brand equity platform. The 2018 BrandZ list places the paint brand ...

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