Deadline approaching for Johnstone’s Community Spirit Award


Decorating contractors are being encouraged by Johnstone’s Trade to get their entries in for its new Community Spirit Award before the 13th March deadline. 

The award is designed to highlight and reward those contractors whose responsible business activities have improved the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of a local community they have worked in. The winner will be announced at the prestigious Johnstone’s Painter of the Year event, in May this year.

Entries will be judged by a panel made up of senior staff from Johnstone’s parent company, PPG Architectural Coatings UK, and the editors of HABM and LABM magazines respectively, Iain Aubusson and Claire Clutten.

Inspired by The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, the judges will be looking for evidence that contractors have completed work in one of three key categories:

  • Neighbourhood – a volunteered community makeover project, an open day or maintenance of communal spaces.
  • Youth or social inclusion – promoting career opportunities in local schools, employing young people, offering apprenticeships or employing local people who have been unemployed long-term.
  • Sustainability – estate tidy ups, volunteering with planting/communal gardens or generally making improvements to the local community.

All entries must be submitted by Friday 13th March 2015 and will be accepted from any UK & Ireland decorating company with a valid PPG account.

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