9 July 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Over 1000 entries received
Dulux Trade has unveiled the regional winners of its hotly contested Most Trusted Decorator competition. After receiving over 1,000 nominations for painters from across the UK, the paint manufacturer has selected its top decorators from 10 regions who will go on to compete in the national final next month.
Checkatrade member Pollard Decorating has just been awarded "The Most Trusted Decorator" in Yorkshire & Humberside. He now goes on with the other 9 regional winners to London on 23rd July to the final of the UK's Most Trusted Decorator. John was nominated by his customers for this award.
The regional winners of the competition are:
· Scott Barney ? East Anglia
· Carl Summerland ? Midlands
· Robbie Dodds ? North East
· Stephen Stewart ? North West
· Robert Wilson ? Scotland
· Peter Perry ? South East
· Jolene McNeil ? South West
· Lee Cary ? Wales
· John Pollard ? Yorkshire and Humberside
· Paul Eyres ? Northern Ireland
Each finalist will receive free Dulux Select Decorator membership in recognition of their achievement, along with a trophy to mark their regional title. They will then go on to the final stage of the competition to meet a panel of industry judges, and have the chance to win free fuel for a year. †
The Most Trusted Decorator competition was set up by Dulux Trade to seek out and recognise the UK's most dependable decorators and perfectionist painters. Gail Cook, Group Brand Manager at Dulux Trade, explains: "Like many trades, the painting and decorating industry has been going through a bit of a tough time lately. This competition has been designed to support the sector by highlighting the many fantastic tradespeople out there who work with pride, passion and professionalism."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Checkatrade helps combat the UK's rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local traders such as builders, plumbers and electricians. The idea was born in 1998 after a tornado hit the small West Sussex town of Selsey. Traders poured in from as far away as Liverpool and Manchester. Unfortunately, some ripped off the inhabitants of the town. Local businessman, Kevin Byrne, realised there was nowhere to check out the traders’ credentials and the company that became Checkatrade was formed.
Since then, Checkatrade has grown to include over 6,300 genuine trade members, growing by an average 120 new members every month, and, via the Royal Mail, distributes 5.9 million directories a year into communities throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset and Berkshire, while the website includes traders from across the UK.
PR / Marketing, Checkatrade
5 - 6 Sherrington Mews, Ellis Square, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 0FJ