Archive / November, 2013


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. […]

(L-R) Crown Paints staff members Colin Bolton, John Carroll and Ian Brindle with the IIP Gold award

Crown Paints’ team in pole position with gold standard

Crown Paints is one of  just a handful of companies to have achieved the prestigious Investor In People Gold award. Presented for outstanding performance, the accolade puts Crown in the top tier of UK organisations to make the gold grade. At the time of their assessment, just over three per cent of organisations nationwide had […]

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Bell Group UK drives down costs and boosts fleet performance with vehicle tracking

 Bell Group UK Ltd has boosted fleet performance, including fuel savings of more than 20 per cent, by using Ctrack’s vehicle tracking system to gain added visibility and control. As a result, the leading provider of commercial, industrial and public sector decorating and maintenance services, has awarded a five-year contract extension to Ctrack for the […]

Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty with MD Mark Johnston and some of the company’s apprentices.

Dumbreck decorates for success with jobs boost and major expansion across Scotland

One of Scotland’s oldest decorating companies marked a significant expansion of its operations across Scotland – including the creation of 20 new jobs – with an official opening of its new headquarters in Govan, South Glasgow today (Thursday, November 7th). Watch the video. Dumbreck Decorators, which has roots going back to 1849 and offices in […]

(L-R) Joanne Scott, Youthbuild representative, Nicola Slavin, Kim’s Youthbuild keyworker, Kim, and Kevin Rhone, CSR manager at Novus.

Novus apprentice recognised with national award

Glasgow-based Novus Property Solutions apprentice, Kim Beagan, has been named Youthbuild Young Builder of the Year at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, and is the first young Scottish person to win the award. Kim, 21, began her career with Novus as a trainee painter and decorator, joining through the Youthbuild programme in 2012. […]