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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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DULUX ACADEMY CELEBRATES THIRD BIRTHDAY AND A MILESTONE 5,500 PROFESSIONALS TRAINED

As the UK’s first dedicated training centre for professional painters and decorators, Dulux Academy is the home of painting and decorating excellence.   Since its official launch in March 2016, Dulux Academy has welcomed over 5,500 course attendees and is on track with its ambition to train 10,000 professionals by the end of 2020. Attendees over the three years have ...

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Trade body presses Government to give greater recognition to construction trades in meeting 

The head of a national body representing the UK’s painting and decorating industry has called for greater recognition of the construction-related trades in a meeting with Amber Rudd. Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) spoke to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on a number of issues including apprenticeships and attracting school-leavers into ...

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Makita’s new factory service centre opens in London

Makita UK has opened a third regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) in the busy London borough of Hounslow.  This new FSC joins Makita’s HQ facility in Milton Keynes, which serves the whole of the country, as well as Glasgow, which supports the rapidly expanding market penetration of the brand in Scotland and northern England.  The London FSC will primarily service ...

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