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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 […]

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Nigel Don MSP to open SDF’s Annual Convention

We’re delighted to announce that Nigel Don MSP is to officially open our Annual Convention on Friday, March 22nd 2013. Mr Don, the SNP MSP for Angus North and Mearns and the Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Construction, will be given a tour of the exhibition and have a chance to […]

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New Decorating Matters magazine out

Look out for the latest issue of Decorating Matters – out now! Features include next month’s Annual Convention and Exhibition, a review of the National Painting & Decorating Show, industry news, H&S and much more. Plus an article about our new website and Facebook page!

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SDF’s productive meeting with Danny Alexander MP

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) enjoyed a productive meeting with The Rt Hon Danny Alexander, MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey, in Inverness today (Friday, February 1st). SDF Chief Executive Ian Rogers and President Ralph Skene joined local constituent and SDF member David MacDonald of Highland Painters and Decorators to meet with Lib Dem […]

The Federation gets an online redecoration

2013 sees a brand new online look for the Federation as we launch our new website and embrace social media networking with an SDF Facebook page and YouTube Channel. The new-look website – at the same address – has been completely re-designed to be as clear, clean and user-friendly as possible. We’ve simplified the navigation […]

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Ian Brown: 25/02/1929 -12/12/2012

It is with great sadness that the Federation reports the passing of Ian Brown, President in 1966.   In addition to running his own company, J & R F Suttie, Ian taught at nightschool for many years where he imparted his unbounded knowledge of graining, marbling, gilding and signwriting. He was involved in many facets […]