Purdy partnership


Following the success of last year’s competition, we have launched Mentor of the Year for 2022 to once again recognise those who are inspiring the next generation of professional painters and decorators. Nominations for the competition kick off on 1st June 2022.

We understand that workmanship and quality tools work hand in hand to deliver the best results. Professional decorators require a unique set of skills and high level of craftsmanship in order to deliver the quality, stand out finishes that customers are after.

Through our Mentor of the Year competition, we hope to underpin these values. The competition gives those learning the trade the chance to nominate the people that are having a positive influence on them and their learning, whether they run their own business, manage or train decorators in a larger firm or lecture at a decorating college.

“After last year’s success, we are delighted to once again launch Mentor of the Year and provide an opportunity for the next generation of professional painters to shine the spotlight on those who are passing on their valuable knowledge and skills,” commented Andy Cummins, Senior Product Manager at Purdy.

From the entries, a college lecturer and a professional painter and decorator will be selected as winners – and receive £1,000 each, while those that nominate them will each win a new Purdy backpack filled with Purdy products. The two runners up will receive £500 each, with a range of Purdy products for their nominators.

The entries will be judged by Phil Warwick of CITB, Neil Ogilvie of the PDA and Andy Cummins of Purdy. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to a virtual interview, where they can explain more about the skills that they are instilling in the next
generation of professional painters and decorators.

Deadline for entries is 30th September 2022.

Nominate your mentor