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Trade Decorator FESTIVAL – the virtual industry gathering returns!

Following the success of The Trade Decorator Festival 2020, our unique virtual event is set to return to your screens from the 15th – 26th February. The Trade Decorator FESTIVAL – the first event of its kind for the industry, gives you face to face access with manufacturers in a virtual world and is returning with a two week packed itinerary of events for you to check out what’s new in the Painting & Decorating Sector. 

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Discussion: The WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence

Find out how you the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence can benefit your business at the Trade Decorator Festival and Exhibition  WorldSkills UK is joining the Trade Decorator Festival and Exhibition to discuss an exciting new initiative – the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence. Bringing world class construction skills to tens of thousands of apprentices at colleges across the UK, the Centre will deliver higher quality training, creating more prestige for apprenticeships and technical qualifications.

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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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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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