The PDA Premier Trophy Awards were outstanding this year, with some great guest speakers and the special guest star appearance of Willow, the Dulux dog, who had quite a lot to say for herself.
Not only were their some amazing prize winners including Bagnalls’ Lewis Boyle being named PDA Apprentice of the Year, 2019 and also a Highly Commended certificate for the excellent work delivered by our South Wales branch at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff, but also an emphasis on how innovation and people will help our industry develop in the future.
Alistair McAuley, Managing Director UK & Ireland for Akzo Nobel (Dulux Trade), spoke about innovative changes with colour matching, developing skills at their bespoke academy and drone technology. Nathan Wilkins, CITB Midlands Manager, gave a passionate speech on recruiting people into the painting industry and making sure that we have a pipeline of people capable of delivering the high standards expected by our customers in the future. The CITB are working hard to support our industry and embrace diversity by increasing awareness to young people of the opportunities in painting and decorating.
A special Thank you to the PDA team, Neil, Yvonne, Denise and Sam.