Archive / December, 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 […]