Training survey results are in

Wallpaper murals and spraying techniques are the skills decorating professionals want to acquire ‚Äď according to a survey by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA). The trade body issued a survey to its Members in a bid to identify training needs and find out which courses were likely to be most popular. The results of […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation ‚Äď Neil Ogilvie

For the next instalment of Purdy’s Inspiring the Next Generation series, they spoke with Neil Ogilvie, CEO of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) to find out about his career and what it really means to be a professional decorator. Neil has a wealth of experience in the painting and decorating industry, having completed his […]

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10 Years in the CEO Role

Neil Ogilvie, 60, had been ‚Äėon the tools‚Äô for 33 years before his appointment to Chief Executive of the PDA in 2011. Now, after one of the most challenging years of his career, Neil looks back on a decade at the helm of the 127-year-old institution. He said: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve certainly had some rollercoaster moments, but […]

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