PDA prize is a boost for business

29 March 2021

A ‘fantastic surprise’ from the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA), is set to transform a Stockton-on-Tees business.

A Graco spray machine has been presented to SE Decorators Ltd, after the company won a prize draw run by the PDA.

The machine is a welcome new asset for the business and will help improve efficiency and service to customers.

PDA Members who renewed their membership early in 2021 were entered into the draw, with the winner picked at random at the beginning of March.

Neil Ogilvie, PDA Chief Executive, travelled to the SE Decorators base in Stockton-on-Tees to deliver the prize with Graco District Manager CED UK North, Mark Smith.

He said: “I’d like to personally thank the team at Graco for supplying this amazing prize. They are a valued Associate Partner of the PDA and we are grateful to them for helping us reward our members.

“Mark has also offered a free day of training on the use, cleaning and health and safety use of the airless spray machine for any of the company’s operatives who would like to make the most of it.

“It was great to meet Hayley and the team when delivering their prize and hearing what a great asset the spray machine will be to the business. The big smile on her face when we came knocking on their door was great to see.

“As an Association we are here to provide support to our members, give them a voice in the industry and give their customers the confidence that they will receive a quality job at a reasonable price.”

SE Decorators Ltd is a commercial and domestic painting and decorating contractor based in Stockton on Tees and working across the North East.

Director at the company, Hayley Lumby, said: “It was a fantastic surprise to be contacted by the PDA and advised that we were the winners of the Graco Spray machine.

“It will certainly help transform my business and make us more operationally efficient.

“This will help our clients receive an even better service and turnaround time from SE Decorators.

“We are delighted with our association with the PDA and would highly recommend them to all businesses in the sector.

“We have been members for many years and enjoy the credibility of using the logo in our branding.

“We particularly use the additional services provided by our PDA membership such as the legal Helpline and Health and Safety Guidance which is invaluable.”

PDA Chief Executive Neil Ogilvie (right) is joined by Mark Smith from Graco in presenting an airless spray machine to Hayley Lumby, director at SE Decorators Ltd