AND THE 2017 PAINTER OF THE YEAR SUPREME WINNER IS...
Our Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards took place on Saturday 12th May, where we announced our 35th Painter of the Year Category Winners and overall Supreme Winner. This year’s Supreme Winner took home a new Ford Transit Connect van. Johnstone’s also awarded four Category Winners.
THE PAINTER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2017...HEC DECORATING SPECIALISTS LTD
Taking more than twenty decorators nearly five months to complete, The Chocolate Works Care Village was previously the home of world-renowned Terry’s Chocolate Factory. Following a £7 million renovation involving over 3,000 litres of Johnstone’s Trade paint, the site now has a new lease of life offering a care centre for working age adults. The case study can be found here.
Commenting on HEC Decorating Specialist’s Ltd achievement, Dean Bednarek, Managing Director, said: “We’re so excited to be crowned this year’s Painter of the Year by Johnstone’s Trade, it really means a lot. The Chocolate Works transformation was a huge job but such a fantastic project to be involved in. The new site will offer outstanding healthcare to lots of people who need it, and I’m really proud that our team could be a part of that. It was a brilliant team effort and we’re really thankful to Johnstone’s Trade for not only their help throughout the project, but for this award.”
In addition to the Supreme Winner, three other entrants were also crowned on the night as part of the competition’s sub-categories. These included:
External Category Winner: The Cube, Folkestone by Alfred Bagnall & Sons Ltd.
Restoration Category Winner: Victoria Palace Theatre, London by Broadley Group Ltd.
Commercial & Leisure Category Winner: Everyman Cinema, York by Crosby Decorators Ltd.
The Cube, Folkestone Victoria Palace Theatre, London Everyman Cinema, York
Sarah Clough, loyalty & event marketing manager at Johnstone’s Trade, commented on the Painter of the Year Awards and its winners: “Our Painter of the Year competition is a fantastic way to reward all of the outstanding work we see each and every year in our industry. We’re constantly amazed by the projects that are nominated and want to say a massive congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners. We would also like to thank all of our customers who entered a project.”
The Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate those in the trade contributing to brilliant decorating throughout the UK.
Finalists Included: External Category
Bell Group UK Ltd – Unit 1, Bellshill Industrial Estate (Motherwell)
Alfred Bagnall & Sons – The Cube (Folkestone)
Metcalf Commercial Decorators Ltd – Overton Park Industrial Estate (Peterborough)
McCann Decor Ltd – Dumalis Retreat Centre (Larne)
John Richards Decorators Ltd – Steep Hill (Lincoln)
Mackay Decorators Ltd – Perth Theatre & Concert Hall