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Bathgate students’ national apprenticeship scheme success

Two young trainees from Bathgate have beaten off competition from over 200 applicants to claim a place on property maintenance firm Novus Property Solutions’ coveted national apprenticeship scheme. Martin Naysmith and Jamie Paterson will soon be starting their work-based painting and decorating apprentice placements with Novus, based on Whitehill Industrial Estate in Bathgate, where they […]

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Dumbreck Decorators shortlisted for Inspiring City Awards 2013

Congratulations to SDF members Dumbreck Decorators, who have been nominated for the Working Together Award in the Inspiring City Awards – PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW. The inaugural awards will celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow great. Dumbreck Decorators will join finalists across ten award categories at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday, September 11th where […]

Crown Paints to sponsor ITV’s ‘Through the Keyhole’ Comeback with Keith Lemon

  Lancashire-based paint brand has confirmed a deal with ITV and FremantleMedia UK marking the brand’s first ever TV sponsorship in a move to engage the mass Saturday night audience  Hosted by Keith Lemon, Through the Keyhole will premiere this Saturday on ITV’s flagship channel in the coveted post-X Factor slot. The show sees Keith […]

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Johnstone’s helps Lanarkshire industrial park weather any storm

Several of the buildings located on one of Lanarkshire’s busiest industrial estates have been given a new lease of life and much-needed protection from the often harsh Scottish weather through the specification of products from Johnstone’s Performance Coatings range. Painting contractor Cruinn Decorators, an SDF member, was tasked with the redecoration of four of the […]


Crown Paints showcases British success story to Prime Minister

Crown Paints opened its doors to Prime Minister David Cameron to showcase its brands, manufacturing excellence, sustainability credentials and the commitment it shows to training and developing its people. Mr Cameron, along with Jake Berry MP for Darwen and Rossendale, was welcomed by Crown’s Managing Director Joe Devitt and HR and Legal Director Graham Haworth.  […]

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“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 […]

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Fat Hog charges on with product investment

Leading decorating sundries brand Fat Hog has further added to its impressive range with the launch of two new toolbox essentials. Fat Hog, which has fast established itself as one of the UK’s leading brands for brushes, rollers, workwear and decorating sundries, has recently launched a new six-in-one tool and clean spirit following demand from […]

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Johnstone’s launches new ultra primer and finish

Leading trade paint brand Johnstone’s has launched Ultra Primer and Finish, which is designed to make life easier than ever before for decorators and contractors when working on large-scale commercial projects. The all-in-one product, which is available in a 10L tub and is sprayable, acts as a primer, sealer and finish and will help decorators […]

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Picture yourself away with Johnstone’s

Johnstone’s network of Decorating Centres is getting into the holiday mood by giving its loyal customers the chance to win their dream holiday to the value of £2,000. The exclusive summer holiday photo competition, which runs until the end of August, is open to Johnstone’s Decorating Centre customers and is already proving to be a […]


Johnstone’s new guide provides perfect match

Johnstone’s Wallpaper Collection Complementary Paint Guide, which proved popular following its launch last year, has been refreshed to reflect the latest trends. The guide, which features designs from the recently updated Johnstone’s Wallpaper Collection, also includes a selection of complementing paint shades, providing something to suit every environment and budget. Ideal for customers seeking to […]