Flying the flag for the painting and decorating sector

27 February 2023

Each year, the Painting and Decorating Association hosts a number of competitions and events that are designed to showcase excellence in the sector, promoting the benefits of choosing trusted, qualified and experienced businesses such as PDA Members.

Each of these events has a valuable role to play in raising the profile of the sector, both within the wider construction industry and across the public domain.

The flagship event of the year is the Premier Trophy Awards ā€“ a prestigious ceremony which celebrates the skill, talent and dedication of painters and decorators across the spectrum of PDA membership from sole traders and small contractors to large nationwide companies.

The Awards are also an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the breadth of work undertaken by painters and decorators, from a flawless finish inside a newly-built home to highly decorative restoration works that retain the glory of heritage buildings.

As part of the Premier Trophy Awards, the PDA also recognises the achievement and skills of people starting their career in the sector through the Apprentice of the Year competition.

Apprentices from across the UK tackle a six-hour challenge designed to push the boundaries of their stamina and skill.

The PDA also hosts the Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year competition, giving apprentices the opportunity to demonstrate their skill, with awards presented at the annual national networking event Gala Dinner.

Without the valued support of our Associate Partners, the PDA would be unable to showcase the importance of selecting professional painters and decorators or provide enhanced learning experiences for apprentices.

By sponsoring PDA events, our Associate Partners demonstrate their commitment to the sector, support their colleagues and customers and help the PDA fly the flag for excellence in the craft.

Our sincerest thanks go to our Associate Partners that have already signed up to sponsor events this year, including Crown Paints, which is this yearā€™s main sponsor for the Premier Trophy Awards.

Your support is invaluable and is appreciated not just by the entire PDA team and membership, but by the many businesses, their employees and apprentices who are recognised by their fellows in craft.

Sponsorship packages are still available, and details can be found hereĀ ā‰«