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Dazzling new Decorating Centre opens in Dundee

Leading paint manufacturer Johnstone’s is continuing to invest in its national Decorating Centre network after opening a new store in Dundee. After relocating to a new purpose-built site on Kings Cross Trade Park, the new look store opened its doors for the first time with a host of special offers and discounts available. The store […]

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Successful AGM for SDF

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation’s (SDF’s) Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 14th March 2013, a week earlier than usual. National Council members and Chief Executive Ian Rogers worked through a full agenda at the Federation’s HQ in Stirling, which reflected a satisfying year for the organisation. The AGM also welcomed four new National Council […]

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Annual Competition Winners 2013

More than 250 delegates made their way through snow and gales to attend the 14th SDF Annual Convention, which kicked off with Nigel Don MSP officially opening the Scottish Painting and Decorating Show at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club today (Friday 22nd March 2013). The Annual Competition Winners were presented at the prize-giving […]

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Brendan Keenan joins Skills Advisory Group

SDF Past President and founder of Dumbreck Decorators, Brendan Keenan has joined the Skills Advisory Group (formerly Construction Skills Group) as an employers’ representative. His first outing as an SDF representation took place at a recent meeting held in the CITB-ConstructionSkills offices in Inchinnan, Glasgow. SDF Chief Executive Ian Rogers was also in attendance and, […]

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Progress made as SDF’s National Council meet with CSkills’ CEO

Members of the SDF’s National Council met with the Chief Executive of CITB-ConstructionSkills yesterday (Thursday, March 14th) to discuss SCORE (Scottish Construction Operatives Registration Scheme) and other key Federation and industry issues. The meeting with Mark Farrar (pictured) took place prior to the National Council meeting held at the Scottish Decorators’ Federation’s headquarters in Stirling. […]

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SDF Member gets motoring with Peter Vardy deals

  An SDF member has taken advantage of the Federation’s exclusive partnership offers with Peter Vardy and recently drove home this brand new Vauxhall Astra GTC. The member – who doesn’t want to be named – secured a great deal for a part exchange and, after showing the salesman the New & Used Sales Offer […]

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SDF discusses SCORE issues with Bruce Crawford MSP

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) met with Bruce Crawford MSP for Stirling yesterday (Monday, March 4th) at the SDF’s offices at Castlecraig Business Park. Ian Rogers, in his capacity as Chief Executive of SCORE (Scottish Construction Operatives Registration Executive), fully briefed the SNP MSP on the organisation and made representations to Mr Crawford regarding SCORE […]

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SDF links with postgrad on membership research

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) is linking with a postgraduate to find out how the organisation can add value for existing members and attract a new generation of decorators. The research will be undertaken as part of Chinese postgraduate Yunwei Zhang’s dissertation for her MSc in Marketing at Strathclyde University. It will focus on analysing […]