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Annual Competition Winners 2013

More than 250 delegates made their way through snow and gales to attend the 14th SDF Annual Convention, which kicked off with Nigel Don MSP officially opening the Scottish Painting and Decorating Show at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club today (Friday 22nd March 2013). The Annual Competition Winners were presented at the prize-giving […]

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Brendan Keenan joins Skills Advisory Group

SDF Past President and founder of Dumbreck Decorators, Brendan Keenan has joined the Skills Advisory Group (formerly Construction Skills Group) as an employers’ representative. His first outing as an SDF representation took place at a recent meeting held in the CITB-ConstructionSkills offices in Inchinnan, Glasgow. SDF Chief Executive Ian Rogers was also in attendance and, […]

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Progress made as SDF’s National Council meet with CSkills’ CEO

Members of the SDF’s National Council met with the Chief Executive of CITB-ConstructionSkills yesterday (Thursday, March 14th) to discuss SCORE (Scottish Construction Operatives Registration Scheme) and other key Federation and industry issues. The meeting with Mark Farrar (pictured) took place prior to the National Council meeting held at the Scottish Decorators’ Federation’s headquarters in Stirling. […]

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SDF Member gets motoring with Peter Vardy deals

  An SDF member has taken advantage of the Federation’s exclusive partnership offers with Peter Vardy and recently drove home this brand new Vauxhall Astra GTC. The member – who doesn’t want to be named – secured a great deal for a part exchange and, after showing the salesman the New & Used Sales Offer […]

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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 […]