Archive / 2013

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New water-based metal protection from Johnstone’s

Johnstone’s has continued the expansion of its Performance Coatings Metal Defence System range with the introduction of the new Water-Based Steel and Cladding Topcoat. It has been designed to add colour and brighten metal surfaces, and has been specifically formulated to provide up to eight years anti-corrosive protection for metal and profile claddings. The single […]

The 2013 finalists

Third time lucky for Gainsborough decorator in Crown Trade competition

Sandie Webster, a determined painter and decorator from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire has achieved her goal of being ‘Crowned’ Apprentice Decorator of the Year, after securing a place for the third year running in the national final of Crown Trade’s prestigious competition. For the first time in over 35 years, the grand finale of the Crown […]

(l-r) Andrew Peters - Siemens, Alex MacLeod, continuous improvement leader at Crown Paints, Andrew Nightingale, Crown Paints’ manufacturing operations manager (Darwen), Richard Noble OBE – Bloodhound 1000mph car, Nikki Hesford – Made in Preston.

Teamwork sees Crown Paints take Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year

A dedicated team of  1,250 ‘green ambassadors’ led the way as Crown Paints clinched one of the UK’s premier prizes for sustainable manufacturing. The company’s commitment to the environment has been taken to their hearts by staff, who played a key role in landing the prestigious Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year title at The Manufacturer […]

Crown Facebook Competition

Crown Paints gives decorators fuel for inspiration

A FACEBOOK campaign launched by Crown Paints is offering painters and decorators the chance to win a £100 fuel voucher. If you have used Crown Trade, Sadolin or Sandtex Trade products, you can post photographs of recent projects on Crown Paints Professional’s Facebook page. Each month a £100 fuel voucher will be awarded to the […]


Apprentices’ success celebrated by Youth Employment Minister at Scottish Parliament

Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance MSP has marked the milestone achievement of a new Modern Apprenticeship scheme, which saw its first group of apprentices complete their four-year training qualification in an awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament last night (Tuesday, December 3rd). Watch the video. The Minister gave a keynote speech, which celebrated the […]


Crown Paints reveals 2014 Colour Influences

If your clients are looking for inspiration then Crown Paints can help with the launch of the latest colour predictions – setting out eye-catching palettes on trend for Spring/Summer 2014. Offering an insight into the top colour forecasts for the next year, the new Crown Paints’ Colour Influences reveal the latest shades of interest to […]

Johnstone's YPOTY 2013 Winner Jamie Oliver

Young student dazzles judges in Johnstone’s Young Painter of The Year Competiton

Jamie Oliver, a 21-year-old student from K College in Folkestone has proved himself as the finest young decorator in the country after wowing the judges in this year’s Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition. The award, which aims to showcase young talent, reward best practice and encourage young people to enter the professional painting […]

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Novus appoints new Scottish business development manager

 Property maintenance specialist Novus Property Solutions is continuing to invest in its operations in Scotland with the appointment of Alan Cox as a business development manager in the region. Alan, who has 19 years of experience in corporate business development, has previously worked in the mechanical and electrical sector, specialising primarily in the fields of […]


Manger’s steps out with striking new design

Decorating sundries brand Manger’s is continuing to invest in its comprehensive range by unveiling a striking new livery design. Manger’s, part of PPG Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland, which is home to popular paint brands Johnstone’s and Leyland, offers a comprehensive range of preparation products to suit both trade and household projects. Following 90 years […]

Liz Hickson and Brian Widdop of Crown Paints with the Green Apple award.

Recycling scheme clinches Green Apple award for Crown Paints

Crown Paints has been presented with another major environmental award in recognition of a recycling scheme providing a colourful boost to community projects. The company’s ‘Kick Out The Can’ initiative was launched earlier this year in a bid to encourage the re-use of unwanted paint and to mark the company’s sponsorship of Climate Week 2013. […]