Armstead Trade paints the town gold as proud category sponsors of the 2023 On The Tools Awards

7 September 2023

  • Beloved paint manufacturer, Armstead Trade, is sponsoring the ‘painter and decorator’ category at this year’s On The Tools Awards (supported by Jewson as headline sponsor)
  • The On The Tools Awards celebrate those in the trade who go above and beyond to shape the future of the industry.
  • All awards categories include apprentice of the year, bricklayer of the year, carpenter of the year, electrician of the year, and more.
  • The awards are free to enter, the entry form is simple to complete, and nominations are open now!
2022 P&D winner Georgie Baker

On The Tools is proud to welcome beloved paint manufacturer, Armstead Trade, as a sponsor of the ‘Painter & Decorator’ category at the 2023 On The Tools Awards (with headline sponsor, Jewson): an annual event celebrating outstanding tradespeople.

This much-anticipated event is dedicated to recognising the exceptional contributions of tradespeople who demonstrate unwavering dedication, skill, and innovation in the construction industry. The awards will be hosted by comedian Keith Farnan.

Armstead Trade will be sponsoring the ‘Painter & Decorator’ category in this year’s On The Tools Awards: a category which celebrates the very best decorators in their craft. The ‘painter/decorator of the year’ should see a blank wall as an opportunity to do some smashing work. They will provide quality, seamless results, and evidence of truly transforming a space. The winning candidate will only settle for the best, taking pride in every stroke of their brush.

Rebecca Orton, Marketing Manager at AkzoNobel, said:

“With rising inflation and the cost of living crisis, 2023 has so far been a year of economic uncertainty, but it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, the trade has been powering on through it all, completing projects to extremely high standards and supporting one another throughout difficult times. As such, it’s important that we recognise those within the industry who continue to do a sterling job, no matter what.

That’s why we are delighted to be sponsoring the Painter and Decorator category in the On The Tools Awards 2023. The awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate industry successes and for the trade to receive the recognition they deserve.”

The On The Tools Awards have become a beacon of excellence within the trades community, celebrating those individuals who go above and beyond to shape the future of the industry. The awards will cover various categories, highlighting different trade specialties, and ensuring that all tradespeople have the opportunity to be acknowledged for their outstanding achievements.

“We are excited to announce that nominations for the On The Tools Awards 2023 are now open. This event recognises the incredible efforts of tradespeople who are the backbone of the construction industry,”

said Lee Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of On The Tools.

“Tradespeople work tirelessly to build our communities, and we want to celebrate their exceptional contributions and dedication.”

Nominations for the awards are now open. Tradespeople, colleagues, employers, and clients are encouraged to submit nominations for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their trade and made a significant impact on projects, clients, or their local communities.

The categories for the Annual On The Tools Awards include:

Apprentice Of The Year
Branch Manager Of The Year
Bricklayer Of The Year
Carpenter Of The Year
Electrician Of The Year
Groundworker Of The Year
Kitchen Fitter Of The Year
Landscaper Of The Year
Painter / Decorator Of The Year
Plasterer Of The Year
Plumber Of The Year
Roofer Of The Year
Site Manager Of The Year
Special Recognition Award
Tradesperson Of The Year
Workwear Brand Of The Year
Hand Tool Of The Year
Power Tool Of The Year
Training Initiative Of The Year
Community Hero

To nominate a tradesperson for an award, visit and complete the nomination form. Nominations are open until Midnight on 30th September, and individuals can submit entries in multiple categories. More than one nomination can be submitted per tradesperson by friends, customers, colleagues, etc.

The winners will be selected through a judging process that involves industry experts, leaders, former winners, plus representatives from On The Tools. They will be announced during an unforgettable awards ceremony, complete with a drinks reception, a three-course meal, live music and drinks into the night.

Sponsors and partners interested in supporting tradespeople at the awards can register interest via [email protected]

For the latest updates and further details about the Annual On The Tools Awards, follow On The Tools on social media and visit