Our Partners

We work in partnership with a wide range of businesses and suppliers to give our members to benefits they need. Click the boxes below to show our partners under each section.

Paint and Coatings


Airlite, 1 Mark Square, London, EC2A 4EG

0800 642 4422

Airlite is THE next generation of ‘smart’ products for the painting and decorating industry. An odourless mineral powder that it is available as an exterior and interior paint and an historic brick and stone coating, Airlite is devoid of chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene and VOC’s. Once applied, Airlite actively:


  • Eliminates up to 88.8% of air pollution
  • Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria
  • Neutralises odours
  • Repels airborne dirt, dust and grime
  • Eliminates and prevents mould
  • Cuts air conditioning costs by up to 50%






Airlite has been extensively tested in Europe with incredibly positive results and early adopters of the technology have seen a significant improvement in the air quality of their buildings. Available in 180 colours, Airlite is perfect for domestic homes, commercial premises and public buildings and it can greatly increase air quality in schools, neutralise odours in a gym and remove harmful bacteria spores from hospitals and clinics.


Airlite is delighted to be a new partner to the Painting and Decorating Association. Airlite’s trade academy is now open selecting the best industry professionals to partner with us, becoming accustomed to the product, understanding the benefits and learning about the financial rewards on offer. Visit the Airlite website for more information or email

Akzo Nobel

Wexham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5DS

0870 242 1100

AkzoNobel is the world's leading decorative coatings company and number one in the world for decorative paints and performance coatings. Its portfolio includes market-leading brands such as Dulux Trade, Cuprinol Trade, Glidden Trade, Polycell Trade, Hammerite and Sikkens, which are at the forefront of the innovation and development of quality interior and exterior paints, varnishes, woodstains, fillers and landscaping products for professional appliers in all sectors. AkzoNobel leads the way for new product development, continuously expanding portfolios, colour ranges and environmentally sustainable products to offer specifiers, contractors and decorators, superior decorating solutions and the support to do a great job.

Annie Sloan is the world's leading authority on paint, colour and technique.  In 1990, she created Chalk Paint®, a unique water-based non-toxic formula of unrivalled quality, with a velvety matt finish that sticks to just about any surface, from furniture to walls and floors, inside and outside the home, without the need for priming or sanding.


Now available in 42 mixable colours, alongside a range of decorator's accessories including brushes, waxes and varnish, Chalk Paint® was joined in 2016 by 16 shades of Wall Paint, followed by a fabric collection of coloured linens, tickings and painterly prints.


Originally produced in Belgium, thanks to Annie's passionate belief in local production, paint for the UK, US, Europe and other world markets is now manufactured in-house in a purpose-built factory alongside the brand's Oxford headquarters.


In 2018 a US subsidiary company was established to undertake direct distribution to 500 stockists in the United States. Annie Sloan products are sold through a network of over 1700 independent retailer stockists in 57 countries. Stockist shops are the bricks and mortar of the Annie Sloan ethos: she passionately supports independent businesses.


Stockists offer customers workshops in paint and colour. Sharing knowledge and education is a core part of the Annie Sloan brand. This extends to a high profile presence on social media where inspiration is shared globally – over 250,000 Facebook followers alone.


Current collaborations include ‘Lem Lem’ ‘the colour of hope’  for Oxfam and a range of colours and gift sets for the Charleston Trust based on the Bloomsbury Group’s Sussex farmhouse.

Artex Ltd

Pasture Lane, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6AE

0800 032 6345

More than just decorative finishes.

At Artex, we're proud of our heritage and have been providing high-quality decorative finishes for the last 78 years. But did you know we now do so much more?

Artex manufactures and distributes a wide variety of construction products, including market-leading trade brands such as Gyproc Easi-Fill fillers, Thistle plasters and Gyproc Profilex access panels. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and constantly strive to improve our range so you can achieve the professional results on site.

We are also part of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the construction products, bringing together one of the most extensive product ranges in the market.

Autentico Paint UK

23 Moorside Business Park, Colchester,, Essex CO1 2ZF

01206 618920

Vintage is the new ‘go to’ with Autentico Paint UK


Autentico Paint UK is an established decorating paint supplier that is sold across 90 retailers in the UK. They are committed to supplying the highest quality paints that are adaptable and suitable for all decorators, their customers and their home by creating products that work effortlessly together. Some of their features include a built-in water membrane that allows dirt to be wiped away with ease, a 5-year UV protection that ensures long-lasting and rich colour pay off, and a multi-functional paint for all surfaces.


For years, Ann Cope passionately transformed old furniture into bright and beautiful pieces for her customers with the help of Autentico Chalk Paint. She quickly grew into becoming the leading supplier for Autentico and is now the UK’s only distributor for award-winning products that can be used for not just furniture, but also internal and external walls.


“The ‘Vintage’ paint is a nationwide favourite and for good reason; as it has brought an entirely new paint system to the market. Not only can it be used for indoor and outdoor DIY projects, but it has been created with the focus of the customer and the environment,” commented Ann.


“With many modern paints, the ingredients list may include toxic chemicals that are dangerous to both the environment and human health. Typically, these are cadmium, lead and chromium, and are added to enhance elements such as pigments, binders, thickeners and driers. The Autentico ‘Vintage’ paint holds environmentally friendly binders and fillers that have no trace of harmful chemicals or toxins but still maintain an incredible pigmentation for all colour options. Therefore, if a pet was to chew on the leg of a chair, or a baby to teeth on their cot, they will be completely safe.”


Ann and Autentico’s aim is simple; they want every decorator to provide their customers with excellent standards and with Autentico Paint UK, they can guarantee their products provide a high-quality finish whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of every household. For a professional user account, email or call Ann and her team on 01233 878303.


Ogwen Valley Works, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 4YP

01248 600315

Bradite has manufactured high quality paints for over 75 years, for a wide variety of industries and environments.


Bradite Protective Coatings are made with thorough care and preparation using only the best quality raw materials, combined with years of experience and proven technology.


Bradite is pleased to offer the benefit of this experience, with full product specifications and technical advice freely available.


A computerised tinting facility allows most finishes to be produced in BS 4800, 381C, RAL, and ACE colours.


Paints can be obtained from local stockists or directly from Bradite via carrier, where no prompt local supply is available. Please see our website, or contact us directly to find your nearest stockist.


Bradite is an ISO9001 quality assured company and also holds ISO14001 environmental approval.

Carrs coatings Ltd

2E Eagle Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9HF

01527 599 460

Carrs Coatings  are a leading provider of bespoke private label and toll manufacturing services to the coatings industry.  Our Manufacturing plant is one of the most advanced in Europe and is based in Redditch, Worcestershire.

With over 30 years experience within this sector, we offer highly specialised manufacturing product alignment of your paint formulations to the highest quality standards.  Our technical and advisory service team offers rapid, confidential and responsive laboratory services.  Flexibility and capability define our total commitment to our co-ordinated manufacturing services. By outsourcing your paint and coatings requirements to Carrs Coatings, we can help you maintain your competitive edge and profitability.


We also manufacture our own Glixtone brand of highly decorative, problem solving and protective products. This includes: High Performance Masonry Paint, High Build Textured Coatings and Squash Court Paint which is recommended by The England Squash and Racketball Association. In addition our ‘Glixtone Fungi-Shield Anti-Mould & Black Spot Paint’ is the only paint that is highly recommended by the National Landlords Association making us a ‘Recognised Supplier’ to them.

Craig & Rose

Units 8, Halbeath Industrial Estate Crossgates Road, Dunfermline Fife, KY11 7EG

(0)1383 740011

Creating premium paints since 1829 with quality, simplicity and beautiful homes in mind, Craig & Rose is one of the oldest established paint makers in the UK.


Famed for their highly pigmented Chalky Emulsion finish, Craig & Rose is known for its archive-accurate colours and an intensely matt finish that gives a real depth of colour with excellent opacity levels for great coverage. The Artisan range is a high-end special effects paint collection that creates entirely unique finishes. From Glitter Glaze to Copper and Rust to Concrete, each of the Artisan effects creates bespoke results.


Using creativity and expertise, the team at Craig & Rose continue to develop bold, brilliant ranges that are easy to apply and maintain for long-lasting, luxurious results.

Farrow & Ball

Uddens Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7NL

01202 850240 (technical advice) (technical advice)


Since 1946 Farrow & Ball has been producing high quality paints and wallpaper for the professional decorator. Still made in Dorset, England, the paint manufacturer has held on to its meticulous use of only the best quality ingredients to produce decorating materials that look, feel and perform at the very top of their game. Their thoughtfully created palette of 132 colours is renowned for its depth and complexity. Responding extraordinarily to all types of light, the rich pigments within each hue allow you to deliver a unique depth of colour and achieve a finish that’s second to none.

Johnstone's Trade

Huddersfield Road, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9XA

01924 354586

Johnstone's Trade Johnstone's Trade is proud to offer a comprehensive range of high performance trade paints, woodcare products and performance coatings. Working hand in hand with our customers and our global research and development teams to provide new & technically advanced products.

At Johnstone's Trade we are committed to progressing product performance. We specialise in meeting the needs of trade decorators and specifiers who care about their work, demand high quality and believe in the best possible results.

At Johnstone's we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to ensure we exceed your expectations.

Johnstone's Trade is a brand of PPG Industries.

Little Greene

The Coach Works, 420 Ashton Old Road, Manchester, M11 2DT


Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers.

Owatrol UK Ltd

Unit 12 Enterprise Centre, 25 Greenhill Crescent, Watford, Herts, WD18 8XU

01923 219122

Owatrol UK produce a range of high quality, long lasting coatings which offer exceptional protection and superior finish. We pride ourselves on our reputation as being 'The Professional's Choice' and with products which has been established for over 70 years, we can be sure that when purchasing from us you will get a product of the highest quality.

Our wood care products provide superior and long term protection against the elements and our wide range of finish types is perfect for every taste. Whether you're looking for a clear wood protection like Deks Olje D1 or Textrol Clear to enhance the natural beauty of your wood and protect it from within or you're looking for an opaque finish like Solid Colour Stain, guaranteed not to peel or flake for up to 15 years - there is always a solution with Owatrol.

Owatrol products for the decorating market provide solutions for a variety of problems encountered by the professional and amateur alike. With Floetrol, improve the flow of your paint and reduce brush and roller marks without changing the inherent qualities of the paint, or with ESP (a wipe-on wipe-off product) prepare any shiny or non-porous surface for painting in just 5 minutes. Our new product Owatrol Deco is a multi surface paint and rust inhibiting primer in one and can be painted onto any surface providing excellent protection and a stylish high gloss finish. Other best selling products include Emulsa Bond to provide a bonding primer and first coat of paint in one, our products for dealing with mould problems and our paint odour eliminator additive.

We also product specialist products for the marine environment including Marine Strip, our specialist marine paint stripper which can remove up to 8 coats of paint in a single application and is safe for use on gel coats and GRPs. Our superior saturating wood protection products, Deks Olje D1 And Deks Olje D2 (high gloss finish) are perfect for the marine environment and provide long-lasting protection for decks and other boat surfaces.

As well as being stocked in many decorating stores such as Crown Decorating Centres and Brewers you can also order Owatrol products directly from our website with next working day delivery for orders placed before 3pm.


Have a look at one of our Case Studies here.

PPG Architectural Coatings Ltd

Huddersfield Road, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9XA

01924 477201

PPG Industries PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company.

Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in over 70 countries around the world.

PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland

PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland manufactures decorative, woodcare and specialty products for the Trade and DIY market places, selling through a number of important routes to market including DIY multiples, independents and a wholly owned network of over 185 trade Decorating Centres.

PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland is based in Birstall, West Yorkshire (the home of leading paint and sundries brands Johnstone's, Leyland and Fat Hog), and has significant manufacturing and distribution facilities. This coupled with world class warehousing and distribution facilities ensures that PPG is ideally positioned to offer superb customer service and support.

PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland is part of PPG Industries.

Shaw Paints Ltd

389 Sykes Road - Slough - SL1 4SP

01753 575756

Benjamin Moore is one of North America’s leading paint companies – famous world-wide for producing outstanding quality paint and primer products and leading the industry in bringing innovative new technologies to market. Benjamin Moore takes paint performance to the next level, delivering a flawless finish, outstanding application by brush, roller and spray and excellent dry film properties such as touch-up, scrubbability and adhesion. There is a broad range of paints and primers at different quality levels, so the product offer can be tailored to suit a variety of project budgets.

The brand is also known as a world leader in colour and design, with an unrivalled following amongst Interior Designers driven by the outstanding depth and beauty of the colour range. Benjamin Moore offers a stunning palette of more than 3,500 colours and high-quality colour tools that help Professional Decorators to differentiate their businesses, offer enhanced services to their customers and promote a professional image.

Benjamin Moore UK is operated by Shaw Paints, a Berkshire based business that imports and distributes Benjamin Moore paints both direct to customers and through a growing network of specialist independent retail partners. When ordering directly through Shaw Paints, services include a next-business-day national delivery service, a trade discount programme and outstanding technical support.

Notable products;

Aura® - an 100% acrylic paint available in matte, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss sheen levels. Suitable for application to walls and woodwork. Offers exceptional opacity and durability, especially in exceptionally dark colours.

Advance® Water-based Alkyd – a water-based 100% alkyd paint available in matte, satin and high gloss sheen levels. Suitable for cabinets and woodwork. Offers outstanding application including flow and levelling for a brush-mark free finish, high opacity and dries to an exceptionally tough finish.


Ceiling Paint – a 0% sheen paint that eliminates flashing in critical light situations. 

Teal & Mackrill Ltd

Lockwood Street - Hull - HU2 0HN

01482 328053

Coo-Vars New & Improved Solar Reflective Aluminium Paint


Coo-Var is a manufacturer of specialist problem solving paint products since 1908, based in Hull, East Yorkshire.

The Solar Reflective Aluminium paint available in Coo-Var’s Specialist Paints range is a bituminous based aluminium paint that gives a highly reflective metallic finish. It is designed to reflect and dissipate heat and sunlight on roofs resulting in a reduction of heat build-up. You can apply direct to roofs including flat roofs. Available in 5 litres and 25 litres, it is suitable for felt, asphalt, wood, brick & concrete. Ideal for large commercial contract work as well as for residential property.

Coo-Var’s new formulation now gives an even brighter sheen finish, creating considerably more dissipation of heat and reflection of sunlight. Helping to decrease the need for air conditioning, fuel consumption, emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

For more information or technical advice on Solar Reflective Aluminium contact the Technical hotline on 01482 328053.

To become a stockist, please contact Sharron Drayton in the Sales Office on 01482 328053 or email

To download more information, visit the Coo-Var Website at

Paint and Coatings, Sundries and Paint Strippers
Spray Paint

Graco bvba

31 Slakweidestraat, 3630 Maasmechelen, Belgium

+32 89 770 700

Working closely with qualified distributors, Graco offers systems, products and technology that set the quality standard in a wide range of fluid handling solutions.


Graco provides equipment for spray finishing, protective coating, paint circulation, lubrication, and dispensing sealants and adhesives, along with power application equipment for the contractor industry. Graco’s ongoing investment in fluid management and control will continue to provide innovative solutions to a diverse global market.



The Company


Founded in 1926, Graco is a world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco products move, measure, control, dispense and apply a wide range of fluids and viscous materials used in vehicle lubrication, commercial and industrial settings.


The company’s success is based on its unwavering commitment to technical excellence, world-class manufacturing and unparalleled customer service.

Hi-Tec Spray Limited

Unit 14 Heronden Road, Parkwood Industrial Estate, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9YR

01622 356590

Founded in 1987, Hi-Tec Spray are a family owned company and one of the leading specialist suppliers of spray application and fluid handling equipment in Europe.

We supply and service equipment for automotive manufacturers, aerospace, marine, contractor and construction industries, trade coaters, wood finishers, metal finishers and practically any spray application process beyond that.

In 2003 we acquired a leading competitor in Bollom Finishing Equipment to form a network of regional depots throughout the country.

Today operating from our three UK locations - Maidstone, Manchester and Southampton - we are a dedicated, friendly team of experienced professionals.

Wagner Spraytech

The Coach House, 2 Main Road, Middleton, Cheney, OX17 2ND

0044 1295 714 200

Specialist in Surface Finishing Technologies - WAGNER Contractor Painting Equipment - Your Friendly Trade Partner for Total Finishing

WAGNER is a market leading manufacturer of high tech systems and components for coating and decorating with paints and powder

Worldwide, the WAGNER-Group develops, produces and markets products which meet and exceed our customers' expectations.

We are committed to high technology engineering, quality manufacturing & innovative marketing service worldwide. Our products stand for high user friendliness reliability and economic efficiency.

From the beginning in 1947 WAGNER have been responsible for ground breaking technologies through to today's innovative and quality assured spray equipment.

With over 1.450 employees worldwide , 19 operating companies ,8 production facilities,10 international sales and service companies , 3 international joint ventures and around 300 agencies worldwide , WAGNER are trurely a Global force.

WAGNER painting equipment is known throughout the UK and the world for its outstanding level of manufacturing quality. It is available through our established network of official service and sales distributors in the UK.

Established over 50 years, WAGNER supplies top quality innovative paint spraying machines for the Professional Painter into the decorative painting industry here in the UK.

Whether you are a small or larger contractor: We offer a solution for every type of application. With a wide range of technologies from HVLP to piston pumps (ProSpray) and diaphragm paint spraying machines (SuperFinish) WAGNER always suits your needs. From less than 50m² up to more than 800m² - each project size finds its perfect match in the WAGNER product range.

Whatever the surface - interior or exterior, doors or walls - WAGNER has professional equipment to support you. This encourages you to become progressive with your business and to be more competitive and successful. Spraying technology pays out quicker than you think, even from small surfaces.

For total quality assurance we offer a professional three years standard guarantee on all of our contractor products. Register now online at and turn three years into five WAGNER PRO years for FREE! That is unique in the industry. That's a promise.

Our UK based customer care centre offers friendly professional advice to the trade with a training facility where you are welcome to try and use any of our paint spraying equipment or, if you prefer, we can arrange to see you on your job site.

Brushes, Tapes and Tools


3M United Kingdom PLC, 3M Centre, Cain Road,Bracknell,Berkshire, RG12 8HT

01344 858000

The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.—as the company was known, grew into 3M. What was born as a small-scale mining venture in 1902 has grown into a global powerhouse whose products improve the daily lives of people around the world.

We are a science-based technology company that is committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way - which is why we have been listed as a World's Most Ethical Company for three years in succession. And we love applying our science to creating products that, in big ways and small, make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an insatiable appetite for meeting the world's ever-changing challenges. We are relentless in our pursuit of solutions to our customers' problems - one third of our revenues come from products that didn't exist five years ago. At 3M, honesty, integrity and the ability to work as part of a team contribute to a culture that is founded on curiosity, problem-solving and collaboration.  We work tirelessly to deliver our vision: 3M technology advancing every company. 3M products enhancing every home. 3M innovation improving every life

Festool UK Ltd

Festool UK Ltd, 1 Anglo Saxon Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9XH

+44 (0) 1284 760 791

Festool tools have been designed and manufactured in Germany since 1925 with the goal of making life easier for professional tradespeople.


The company think systematically, right down to the finest detail. The company’s philosophy that “things work better when everything fits together” is reflected throughout the product range, which all connect together. All sanders, dust extractors, guide rails, multifunction tables and storage solutions, work effortlessly together to give superior results. Having over 350 patents and more than 80 awards, proves that these principals are worth focusing on.


Our passion for quality goes beyond the tools we manufacture. We have offer outstanding services such as Warranty all-inclusive policy (including theft protection) that covers your tool for the first three years to give you greater peace of mind.


"Working with passion for people with passion. That's what we do."


Gottlieb Stoll – founder of Festool.


Zandvoortstraat 69, 1976 BN IJmuiden, Netherlands

+31 (0)255 510 409

Go!Paint is an assortment of innovative paint tools. The Go!Paint paint tools have been developed and patented by Hildering Group. The tools are for total brush care and the paint job. Go!Paint products are Clean and Go and Roll and Go. Store and Go, instant storage of paint brushes in brush gel, is the latest innovation in the series of Go!Paint.

Hardware Lane Distributors

500 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2BE

+44 7384 254778

Monarch is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of quality paint brushes and paint accessories across the world.  The Monarch brand is synonymous for delivering innovative value for money products across most painting categories for professional and DIY painters. 


We are particularly renowned for our handcrafted paintbrushes, where our brush products have helped to revolutionise the move from natural bristle to a combination of more environmentally sustainable blends, through to synthetic, high-performance brushes.


We are able to offer our customers a one-stop shop for all their painting accessory needs.  We can offer a variety of different products from the volume budget products, innovative market leading new products, through to premium products.


Whether you are a professional trade painter or DIYer, Monarch will have the right painting tool for your next painting project.


When a quality finish is important to you, Monarch is the answer.

Hildering Packaging

Zandvoorstraat 69, 1976 BN lJmuiden, Netherlands

+35 0255 510409

Hildering Packaging BV is specialised in tin can packaging for the paint and chemical industry. Our company offers a complete and extensive range of tin can packaging like duo component packaging, lever lid cans and pails.


16-18 Hale Lane, Mill Hill, London, NW7 3NX

020 8204 1422

The founder of OLFA, Yoshio Okada, invented the snap-off knife in 1956 in Japan, and the OLFA corporation have worked on improving it ever since. In addition to high quality cutters, OLFA also make blades and scrapers of the highest standard. When OLFA creates a knife, blade or scraper, extensive research is first carried out to make sure that OLFA tools are genuinely useful. Then, high quality materials are combined with advanced production methods to create what we believe are some of the best tools in the world. Research, product design and manufacturing all take place at OLFA's facilities in Japan.

Purdy International Corporation

33 Turbine Way, Ecotech Business Park, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7XD

0044 1760 720220

Purdy manufacture premium quality decorating tools for the professional painter & decorator. All are products are manufactured to the highest standards. Our brushes are handcrafted to ensure maximum performance and deliver an outstanding finish. They last longer than natural bristle, deliver excellent paint distribution and ensure a smooth brush stroke. All Purdy brushes are endorsed by the PDA. Our rollers are lightweight, durable and manufactured using the best quality materials. There is a roller for every application. Our sleeves deliver a fast smooth lint free finish and ensure an even release of paint. Purdy the Professionals Choice

Q1 Premium masking Solutions

Backed by 25 years of industry innovation, Q1® Tapes manufactures a range of masking tapes, papers, films and accessories which meet the specific challenges of the painting and decorating sector.


For a trusted, premium-grade performance on every project, Q1® Tapes are precision-engineered using a variety of high-quality Japanese Washi or saturated paper with either acrylic or solvent adhesive for superior hold and clean removal. 


Tackling the challenges of complex painting and spraying projects head on, Q1® Tapes boast market-leading UV resistance across the range of multipurpose, precision line and delicate surface taping solutions, whether you are protecting newly painted surfaces, masking off large areas for protection or creating razor sharp paint edges. 


Q1® masking tapes, papers, films and accessories are the result of many years of product research and development. The company prides itself on listening to the opinions of many painters and decorators in order to hone its product portfolio to meet the exacting demands of this quality-led industry. 


For more information on Q1®’s range of tapes and other solutions, search ‘Q1 Tapes’ or visit

Tesa UK

Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5LS

01908 500333

tesa SE is one of the world’s largest adhesive tape manufacturers.

With over 100 years of experience, tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape.

tesa UK Limited is a company within tesa SE, which is part of Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany.  Based at Milton Keynes since 1983, tesa UK distributes tesa Industrial and Consumer adhesive tapes

The tesa range is designed specifically for the professionals, built around quality and innovation. tesa tapes give you that competitive edge, saving you time and money on the job.

tesa Professional Decorator App

Download the new tesa Professional Decorator app today! More information at

The Pioneer Brush Company Ltd

STROSS HOUSE, Broad Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. WF13 3SA

01924 468327


PIONEER Brush Company Ltd will be a new name to many decorators and there is a simple reason for this. Although it has been a specialist manufacturer of paint brushes for many years, until now it has only produced for other, better known, brands and under their names rather than its own. However, with the launch of the “Spirit” and “Spirit Oval” ranges, under the “Pioneer” brand, all this has changed.


Pioneer is a UK invested company operating internationally with a workforce of 100 people and over 65 years experience in brush making, supplying to customers in over 35 different countries across the World. It specialises in producing high quality professional grade paintbrushes using both modern techniques and the hand craft brush making skills that others have left behind to produce brushes of the finest quality that will perform and will last.  


PO Box 6180, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 9BR

01746 218091

No additional information

Wallpaper and Coverings
Working at Height and Safety Equipment

Height for Hire

Unit 8 Kennedy Road, Chaddock Lane, Astley, Manchester M29 7JY

0845 609 9199

Height for Hire is a family-run access machinery rental business with its UK HQ based in Manchester. It has been operating since 1978 and has over 2,000 machines across 45 locations in four countries –the UK, Ireland, Hungary and Slovakia. 


It has the largest range of access machinery within the British Isles, split into four divisions – self drives, truck mounts, spider lifts and core access machinery.


The Self Drive vehicle-mounts are a small truck-mounted cherrypicker that can work at heights up to 20m, but can be driven on a standard car licence because it is mounted on a 3-tonne chassis. Previously, to have the operational flexibility of a truck-mounted hoist, customers would have needed a full truck licence which adds to the costs of doing the work. This machine allows existing cherry picker users to reduce their costs, and make safe access affordable, facilitating more people to work at height safely. 


These 20m machines are now available across various drop zones in the UK.


• Manchester (M29)

• Birkenhead (CH41)

• Bradford (BD4)

• Stourton (Leeds) (LS10)

• Barnsley (S71)

• Goole (DN14)

• Scunthorpe (DN15)

• Hull (HU10)

• Newcastle (NE11)

• Northallerton (DL7)

• Carlisle (CA1)

• Banbury (CV47)

• Corby (NN17)

• London (Grays) (RM17)

• Canterbury (CT4)

• East Grinstead (RH19)

• Glasgow (ML4)

• Paisley (PA3)

• Broxburn (EH52)

• Perth (PH1)

• Dundee (DD2)

• Aberdeen (AB12)


The larger Truck Mounts, with working heights up to 90m, come with a fully trained operator as part of the hire. But the smaller Self Drive machines can also be hired with an operator.


Height for Hire operates a 24hr Freephone Technical Support Helpline, meaning all our customers have phone support at every part of their hire.


To find out more or to organise a demonstration please call our central hire desk on 0845 609 9199 and they will put you in touch with your nearest local representative.


Builders Merchants Federation

1180 Elliott Court - Herald Avenue - Coventry - CV5 6UB

02476 854980

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers. We are the authoritative voice for the building materials distribution sector, conveying the views and issues that face merchants and suppliers, to the widest possible audience.

C Brewer & Sons Ltd

Albany House, Ashford Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3TR

01323 411080

Brewers is the UKs leading independent supplier of decorating materials to both the trade and general public. The company was founded by Clement Brewer in Eastbourne in 1904 and although we now trade from 150 locations we are still a family business with a passion for giving our customers exceptional service.

Our customers are spoilt for choice; we stock the widest range of paints, wallpapers, woodcare and everything in decorating on the market. All the major paint brands are available from us; Dulux, Crown, Johnstones and Albany plus a fantastic selection of premium paints including Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Mylands and Sanderson to name just a few. We also offer a free on-site specification service for more technical or tricky surfaces.

Brewers hold in central stock one of the largest ranges of wallpapers in the world and can supply over 10,000 wallpaper patterns from all the leading collections, including Harlequin, Osborne & Little, Cole & Sons and G P & J Baker. We also offer a first class made-to-measure curtains and blinds service.

Ciret Limited

Ciret Limited, Fulflood Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5AX

+44 (0) 2392 457450

Ciret Ltd is part of the Storch-Ciret Group, Europe’s number one painting and decorating tool manufacturer.


With an annual turnover of more than 200 million euros, 1400 employees and over 125 years of experience.


Our Brands


Our brands have been designed to cater for everything a decorator needs throughout their decorating project life cycle. Starting with the preparation tools right through to the product applications, the only thing we don’t provide for the project is the paint.


Our extensive product range is broken down into four key brands each offering a solutions to different parts of the project life cycle. The four key brands are ROTA!, Kana, masq and prep, but we also have a complimentary wallpaper adhesive brand called Beeline.


Our Facilities


Did you know that we produce more than 50% of our entire product range in our own factories in Europe and China.


We are the No.1 manufacturer of rollers in Europe, with our main production facility in the Czech Republic, manufacturing a comprehensive range of rollers and brushes. We own two significant manufacturing facilities in China including a brush production business in Zhejiang and a roller production business near Beijing. Today we are the 4th largest producer of painting tools in china and the 3rd biggest exporter of goods out of China.


Our research and development department in Wuppertal has over 100 people working around the clock to make improvements to our existing range along with developing new innovations for the painting and decorating tools assortment.


Wherever the manufacturing facility is located the same principles and high standards, developed by Ciret over the years, apply. Close monitoring of all production processes ensures a stable and controlled quality for all products we manufacture.


Our UK facilities encompasses a 100,000 square feet warehouse with a capacity of 9,500 pallets, 1,500 different products and a production facility which can produce over 60,000 kits a week. Along with offering customers within the UK next day delivery on orders placed before 11.30am.


For more information or to see our latest product releases why not visit our website

Kent Blaxill

Layer Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9JY

01206 216000

Kent Blaxill has served the Colchester area since 1838, when it was founded as an oil and colour business on the town's High Street. Since then, our family-owned firm has expanded across 12 sites in East Anglia, specialising in paint and decorating but also as a builders merchants offering building supplies, timber, glass, ironmongery, tools, landscaping and much, much more.

However painting and decorating is in our blood and this is where we are giving our primary focus to 21st century online website trading with the continual development of our Kent Blaxill website where we are busy putting together a paint and decorating product offering that will be unrivalled. Currently available for direct purchasing online is the complete Farrow & Ball and Little Greene paint and wallpaper ranges, complimented by the Earthborn, Sanderson and Paint Library collections. Also available are the other top brand trade names from Dulux, Crown, Zinsser, Sadolin, Bedec, Sandtex and many, many more.

Whilst we are busy adding all these exciting products to our website so that you can simply order online 24/7 and have delivered to your door or to site, no matter where you are in the UK or across Europe, you can still pick up the phone and we will be happy to take your order for all your usual decorating product requirements.


38 Bromborough Village Road, Bromborough, Merseyside, CH62 7ET

0844 8004167

UKs No1 professional trade online decorator’s merchant with up to 70% off list prices. All items are stocked with free next working day delivery when you spend over £50 (Ex. VAT). Fast, Simple and Secure ordering all major credit and debit cards accepted and PayPal.

Trade1st hold in stock over 1000 different decorating tools and equipment. Some of our key brands include; Purdy, Wooster, Hamilton, T-Class Pioneer, Shield, 3M, Tesa, Toupret, Red Devil, Beeline, Friess, Siroflex, Big Wipes, Brush mate, Mirka, Oakey, Stanley, Tetrion, Zinsser.

Find out more about our product ranges or place an order online at

Insurance and Health Support



01423 866985

Get a quote and apply online

What should I consider when setting my budget or required cover?

  • How much sick pay would I get from my employer and for how long?
  • How long could I cope financially before my plan kicks in? (remember, the longer the deferment period, the cheaper it will be)
  • You can cover 70% of your gross income or £1200 a week
  • Make sure you have enough cover for the essentials:
    • The rent or mortgage repayments
    • Utility bills
    • Other insurances
    • Food shop

Don't wait for an accident to happen! Fill out the short form below to get an instant quote for cost-effective income protection cover.


4 Mannin Way, Lancaster Business Park, Lancashire, LA1 3SW

0333 320 6009

Standing for professionalism, confidence and integrity, the Painting and Decorating Association symbol is the mark of quality in the industry and Premierline is proud to be working with the PDA Team and its members to create bespoke insurance solutions tailored to your specific needs.


Why have the PDA chosen to work with Premierline?

  • Premierline has experience working across a variety of business sectors to provide insurance solutions that allow their customers to manage their business risks effectively. 
  • With a dedicated team of advisors, Premierline understand the unique insurance requirements its customers face and can work with you to ensure you have the right cover in place for your specific needs.
  • With a client base that already includes PDA members, you can have the confidence that the insurance solution they offer will protect you and your business too should the worst happen.


What do you need to do next?

If you wish to discuss your insurance requirements please call 0330 102 6155 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm) or email:


The Painting & Decorating Association ("PDA") is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Allianz Business Services Limited trading as Premierline, an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). Details of Premierline’s authorisation (registration number 304779) can be checked by visiting the Financial Services Register which can be found on the website or by contacting the FCA on 0300 500 0597. Please note that as an Introducer Appointed Representative of Premierline, the PDA can only refer your name and contact details to Premierline. The PDA is not able to give you advice on any general insurance products or Premierline’s services. PBC/0010/04/15


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Legal Support

Markel Legal Expenses Insurance

20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3AZ

0345 313 4141



Legal Helpline - 0345 313 4141

By paying for PDA membership, you get free access to group commercial legal expenses insurance protection that the PDA arranges on behalf of all its members.

The cover provided includes

  • Contract disputes (providing the amount in dispute is more than £1,000, excess £250 any one claim)

  • Employment disputes and compensation awards (providing you seek and follow advice from the Abbey Legal Line before taking employment-related action involving an employee)

  • Tax protection (for inland revenue investigations and VAT disputes, £1,000 excess in respect of aspect enquiries only)

  • Up to £50,000 cover (per event and per member per annum other than cover for criminal interview under caution and jury service allowance where the limit is £1,000)

Thanks to this arrangement, members can also benefit from

  • Free legal and tax telephone advice services (advice on general UK law)

  • Access to a no-win, no-fee debt recovery service (providing you refer an undisputed debt to the Debt Collection Service within 30 days of the debt becoming due)

Please contact the office if you wish to benefit from the free Legal cover - 02476 353776

Wright Hassall Solicitors

Olympus Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6BF

01926 886688

"They are big enough to be substantial, but small enough to know who you are and to care." Chambers UK 2014

Wright Hassall is a regional law firm with a national reputation for the depth of its expertise and the quality of the service it delivers. The firm advises private individuals, farmers and farming families as well as business owners, SMEs and larger corporates.

Competitively priced legal services

No one likes surprises, particularly when it comes to receiving a bill. We work hard to ensure that our rates are competitive and we can often provide fixed fees which helps clients to manage their budgets more effectively.

Employment Support

Alliance Workforce Ltd

Bank House, Marshall Terrace, LS15 8EA

0113 202 6050

Having been proud members of the PDA (NAS) for many years now, we are delighted to have worked with hundreds of clients, making us the leading suppliers of temporary contract decorators in the UK.

To remind you that we supply temporary Decorators, on an hourly rate basis, within travelling distance to your sites throughout the UK.

One of our strongest performing areas over the years has been London, which we have managed from our Leeds Head Office. We now feel the time is right to open our London office, being closer to our client’s sites, as well as the Decorators that work for us.

This is a tremendously exiting time for us and only made possible by you, our clients and our fantastically loyal Decorators that work with us throughout the year. Thank you so much.

Here it is, you can now contact us on (020) 3959 3222 London or 0113 2026050 Leeds


I'm A Contractor - What Can Alliance Do For Me?

  • We Provide time-served, professional decorators, on an as required, hourly rate basis to contractors like you. Nationwide.
  • Our database of thousands of professional painters and decorators available nationally means that you can seamlessly integrate our site decorators with your own workforce, no matter where your site happens to be.
  • Our specialist knowledge of the industry helps us to source you the right decorator for the right project.
  • All our decorators come with our unique 8 hour guarantee as standard, helping to give control and trust back to you, the client.
  • We're proud to have been working in partnership with the PDA for 11 years, helping to bring you quality and consistency in the industry.
  • We'll only ever send local, time-served, tried and tested painters and decorators to your site, allowing you to devote your valuable time to other project aspects.

I'm A Decorator - What Can Alliance Do For Me?

  • Not only do we provide contractors with the right calibre of painters and decorators, but we can also help decorators by offering you temporary contracts, perhaps when you have a break in your own work.

FMP Global

FMP Global Downlands House, Drayton Lane, Merston, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1EL

01293 789940

Call us on 01293 789940 or email for an 8% for PDA Members only.

 As a leading HR and payroll company, we provide flexible and secure solutions for businesses of all sizes across the UK. We’re proud to work in partnership with our clients, helping them achieve their broader business goals with tailored payroll services and HR and payroll software solutions.


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Ann Cook Associates

64 Sheringham Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3RG

0121 451 1665

We are pleased to offer a wide spectrum of Assessment, Internal Quality Assurance & C.P.D. services to the Construction Industry:

  • QCF-NVQ Model Portfolios
  • NVQ Centre Accreditation Development
  • Consultancy - for all aspects of Construction NVQ Assessment and Quality Assurance
  • Continuous Professional Development (C.P.D.) for NVQ Assessment and Quality Assurance


Other Training Courses On Offer (Minimum course number of 8 required)

  • An Introduction to Paperhanging (2 days)
  • Hanging Mural Wallcoverings (1 or 2 days)
  • Hanging Specialised Wallcoverings (2 days)
  • Application of Traditional Coatings to include ‘Dead Flat Paints’ (1 day)
  • Application of Paint using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Equipment (1 day)
  • Broken Colour Effects (1 day) An Introduction to Marbling Techniques (1 day)
  • Replica Marble Effects (2 days)
  • An Introduction to Producing Simple Wood Effects (1 Day)
  • Replica Graining (2 days)
  • Produce and Apply Multi-Plate Stencils (2 days)
  • Gilding – Transfer and Loose Leaf (2 days)
  • Surface Coating Removal Using DCM-based Paint Stripper (1 Day) (HSE Certificate of Competence)
  • Access Systems for Working in Complex Areas – Decorators (1 Day)

To register your interest, contact: Ann Cook Associates Ltd., or 64 Sheringham Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3RG (0121 451 1665)

or visit:

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Crown Trade

PO Box 37, Crown House, Hollins Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0BG

01254 704951

The Fuelcard People

Unit 14, The Black Barn, Manor Farm, Manor Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8NE

0844 870 8537


Cost savings with a personal touch

The Fuelcard People allocates every customer their own account manager to help them find the right fuel card for any size or type of fleet, from a single van upwards, meaning any business can benefit from significant cost reductions. Savings of up to 5p per litre are complemented by major reductions in administration, simple VAT reclaim, improved cashflow and 24/7 online account access.

With a fuel card from The Fuelcard People, PDA members can benefit from:

  • The widest range of fuel cards in the UK, with cards valid at thousands of locations nationwide, including BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, Diesel Direct (Keyfuels) and UK Fuels pumps.
  • Discount account charges throughout the life of your account.
  • Savings of up to 5p per litre off national average prices
  • Savings of up to 10p per litre at motorway pumps
  • A dedicated account manager, and free online account management available 24/7 No advance payments* or cash tied up in stock only pay for the fuel you use Up to 14 days interest-free credit*
  • No minimum account spend*
  • Reduced administration, with weekly VAT-recoverable invoices sent via email
  • Added value services including The Green Journey, MileageCount, CO2Count, Card Protect and more.

For more information, contact The Fuelcard People today on 0844 870 8537 or visit

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