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Why we need to train for the future

A couple of things recently have moved me to comment on why we need to train apprentices for the future. Despite separate reports, which I received and which seem a little contradictory, they point to one conclusion: though not everyone might feel it, there are clear signs that the economic recovery is here and that […]

William Burton

“Full and frank discussion” as SDF meets CITB’s interim CEO

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) met with CITB’s interim chief executive to provide input on how to improve the industry. The private meeting between SDF’s CEO Ian Rogers and William Burton, which lasted almost two hours, took place ahead of an intimate dinner for industry leaders hosted by Mr Burton at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel […]

Alistair Sim

ALISTAIR SIM 1940-2013

It is with great sadness that the Federation announces the death of Alistair Sim. When I joined the Federation in 1999, I had missed Alistair’s year as President of the Scottish Decorators’ Federation by one year so I only got to know him better as a committee member. But it wasn’t long before I discovered […]