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Don’t miss the UK’s brand-NEW trade show!

Trade Decorator LIVE – The UK’s two-day pop-up Painting & Decorating show is coming to Old Trafford Football Stadium, Manchester on the 22nd & 23rd June…  Here is a Q & A with Paula McIntosh Managing Director of the Trade Decorator Brand – to find out why Trade Decorator LIVE is a must- attend event for professional painters and decorators in the UK.

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Leeds College of Building Students Win Three Medals at WorldSkills UK Live

Leeds College of Building students have been named among the best in UK trades after winning two silver and one bronze medal at WorldSkills UK Live.  Taking place from 21 – 23 November at the NEC, Birmingham, WorldSkills UK LIVE is the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers events. At its heart are the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions showcasing 70 different skills across industries including Digital, Technology, Engineering, Construction, and Hospitality.

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Learning new skills with Knauf Training School

I was recently invited to attend a one-day Airless ready-mixed spray-applied finishes training course with Knauf. I’m a self-employed decorator and I hadn’t had any previous experience in plastering before so I was a little worried I might look a bit silly, but the Training Services Manager Chris quickly put me at ease. We started off with an introduction to what Knauf Airless is and the different range of products that Knauf have to offer. Going through the theory first was really useful as it helped me know what to expect when it was time to do the practical – although the regular cups of tea from Chris also helped a lot!

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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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Apprentice Decorator of the Year: Crown celebrates Big 4-0

The Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition is back and bigger than ever, with the nation’s best budding painters and decorators from colleges across the UK taking part. And it’s a landmark year for the competition’s sponsor Crown Paints as the company has now been supporting the contest for 40 years. The company has a full calendar of activity planned to mark the milestone, from special training days at Crown HQ to exclusive offers and deals via its network of 150 Crown Decorating Centres.

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