Purdy partnership

Partnership with The Painting and Decorating Association

The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) is the UK’s largest trade and employer’s association in the painting and decorating industry with members across the country. Since 1894, they have been committed to encouraging best practice across the industry.

The PDAs purpose is to promote a range of services offered to the trade by its members to UK commercial markets and consumers. They continually strive to improve the image of this sector and establish and maintain business relationships with paint and coatings manufacturers for the benefit of their members.

Purdy have been a proud partner of the PDA over the past 10 years, continuously supporting the great work they do within the industry and are the PDAs preferred application brand.

Watch this video where Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of The Painting and Decorating Association talks about PDA, Purdy and what the partnership means to the association.

Apprentice of the Year competition

For over 10 years Purdy have been proud sponsors of the Apprentice of the Year awards. These awards test the accuracy and skill from apprentices across the industry in a 6-hour long competition. Competitors are tasked with replicating a given design, testing their ability to perform under pressure. Three competitors have achieved successful outcomes in this year’s competition and have been announced at the 2019 Premier Trophy Awards.

Congratulations to:

1st Lewis Boyle - Alfred Bagnall & Sons Ltd/Leeds College of Building

2nd Abi Johnson - Bradford Council/Leeds College of Building

3rd Megan Talbot - Oliver Gladwin/Accrington & Rossendale College


Watch Neil Ogilvie talking to Lewis Boyle & Abi Johnson about awards, painting tools and apprenticeship.



Lewis Boyle presented with his award.

Abi Johnson presented with her award.