Archive | Painting and Decorating Association


Check credentials to protect your home

23/03/2022 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A national trade body is calling on householders to check the credentials of painters and decorators before allowing work to start on their home. The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) has an online database of its members, who are all trained, insured and experienced operatives, who commit to the Associations Code […]


Rich tones on the style radar this Autumn

10/10/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Colour experts have singled out 12 show-stopping shades set to enrich homes across the UK this autumn. The season’s on-trend colour palette will include rich tones and neutrals with a twist. For householders planning to update their interiors, colour is key to creating a stylish new look. The Pantone Color Institute, […]


Apprentices brushing up on their skills ahead of national competition

19/03/2019 A RECORD NUMBER of apprentices from across the country are brushing up on their skills ahead of a national painting and decorating contest. The Apprentice/Trainee of the Year competition, organised by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA), puts apprentices through their paces battling it out to be named the best in the country. Consisting […]


Trade body presses Government to give greater recognition to construction trades in meeting

15/02/2019 The head of a national body representing the UK’s painting and decorating industry has called for greater recognition of the construction-related trades in a meeting with Amber Rudd. Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) spoke to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on a number of issues […]


Trade body advice for the Spring makeover season

24/05/2018 Householders are being advised to seek out a professional painting and decorating contractor to avoid taking a leap in the dark with spring makeover projects. After the long hard winter, properties need some care inside and out to bring them back up to speed – and the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) is urging […]


Trade body celebrates CEO’s landmark anniversary

16/11/2017 Members of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) marked their chief executive’s 40th year in the trade at a glittering event. Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of the PDA, was presented with a bottle of champagne by Stuart Yates, the association’s National President, to celebrate the landmark anniversary. The presentation was carried out at the […]


Chesterfield decorator takes lead role for national trade body

21/11/2016 A CHESTERFIELD man has been elected national president of a leading trade body. Stuart Yates, from Brimington, stepped up for his one-year term of office with the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) at the AGM and national conference held in Leicestershire this week. The PDA, celebrating its 122nd anniversary this year, is Britain’s largest […]


Painting and Decorating Association National Conference 2016

15/11/2016 For years we’ve looked forward to the Painting and Decorating Association National Conference and Awards – and this year was no exception. Watch this space for news coming soon about the award winners and the new national president, Mr Stuart Yates. We had a great memory of the evening with a sketch drawn on […]