Networking is a great way to meet up with industry peers and colleagues, discuss mutual points of interest and the latest industry topics, as well as keeping up to date with new information. But it's not always something that can be described as 'fun'.

On 8th to 10th November 2019, we are holding a weekend networking event, where you can get together with others from the painting and decorating industry, discuss industry issues, and – here's the important bit – have fun too!

The event is part of the PDA's year-long celebrations for its 125th anniversary. It will be a weekend packed full of networking and team building, culminating in a lavish masquerade ball and gala dinner on the Saturday evening to be held at the prestigious Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN.

Join in with the fun and celebrations

67408948_2378539422212970_4022782007133077504_o.jpgDuring Saturday daytime, we will be running a number of team building activities including duck herding, archery, minefield, ski crazy, giant jigsaw, and laser clay shooting. Members are welcome to attend as individuals, or bring along colleagues to make up a team.

On Saturday evening, you can join us at our Masquerade Ball and Gala Dinner where we will be announcing the winners of the PDA Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year 2019 competition.

Why not join us at this great networking event?

Weekend packages and tickets

You can stay at the venue for one or both nights, or you can just join us for Saturday's activities. There are four different packages from which to choose, from two night's accommodation, breakfast, lunch and gala dinner with bottle of wine, to gala tickets only. We envisage that this event will be very popular, and would therefore encourage you to book your tickets early, as some of the packages have limited availability. Tickets can be booked by completing and returning the booking form as soon as possible.

For more information on the weekend's festivities, please call Yvonne Dominey-Tay, Events & Administration Manager, on 024 7635 4513 or email