Johnstone’s Painter of the Year 2021 Finalists Announced!

7 April 2022

The Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards are back and, for the first time in two years, will be returning to an in-person event. The awards are now in their 38th year and will bring together painters and decorators from across the country to celebrate the very best work the industry has to offer.

From impressive new residential projects to renovations of fascinating historical buildings, the shortlist consists of 27 entries across eight categories: commercial, education, EWI, healthcare, historical, hospitality and leisure, render and residential.

See the full shortlist:

  • Opus Services UK Ltd – One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Bar
  • Jack Tighe Ltd – Doncaster Train Station
  • RM Williams – Science Centre, Bristol
  • TOL Decorators – University of Birmingham
  • Dunningham Decorators Ltd – Saracens High School, Edgeware
  • Johns of Nottingham – University of Leicester
  • RE Martin Ltd – Houlton School, Rugby
  • P&P Building & Roofing – Monmouthshire Housing
  • Elite Rendering Systems – Roasham Road, Bristol
  • COURDEC UK Ltd – The Princess Alexandra Home, Stanmore
  • W D Davison & Sons Ltd – St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth
  • Trident Maintenance Services Ltd – Great Western Hospital, Swindon
  • Smyths Decorating Ltd – Bletchley Park
  • CPC Specialist Decorators – Grove Street Methodist Church, Retford
  • Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd – Penny Lane Pipe Crossing, Stockport
  • Mackay Decorators – St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Hospitality and Leisure
  • Lime Contracting – Leeds United FC
  • Davidson Solutions Ltd – Hard Rock Café, Newcastle
  • Shane Smyth Decorators – Station House Hotel, County Meath
  • Wharfdale Decorations Ltd – Turkish Baths, Harrogate
  • J P Externals – Featherstone Hall, Wakefield
  • NC Plastering – Whitby Cliff House
  • J & W Decorators Ltd – Springwell House, Edinburgh
  • John Martin Painting Contractors Ltd – Deansgate Square, Manchester
  • McLoughlin Decorating – Regents Crescent, London
  • Davison Solutions Ltd – Claremont Place, Newcastle
  • Shane Smyth Decorators – Ronan Walsh Residence, Navan

The awards ceremony will be hosted at The Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire, on 28 May 2022, where the finalists’ work will be showcased and winners will be chosen by attendees.

Rachel Copley, PPG Head of Marketing, said:

“We’re delighted to be bringing back the Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards for another year, and we’re particularly excited to be returning to an in-person event. The awards are an excellent way to showcase the incredible work painters and decorators do across the UK, and really take the time to recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding craftmanship.

“We’ve come through a difficult few years and it’s amazing to see the tenacity and perseverance shown by the industry. The entries we received were of a fantastic standard and really show how painters and decorators have continued to deliver beautiful buildings and structures across the country. It’s certainly not been easy choosing the shortlist! We congratulate all of the finalists and can’t wait to see everyone at the awards.”

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