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Armstead Trade paints the town gold as proud category sponsors of the 2023 On The Tools Awards

  • Beloved paint manufacturer, Armstead Trade, is sponsoring the ‘painter and decorator’ category at this year’s On The Tools Awards (supported by Jewson as headline sponsor) 
  • The On The Tools Awards celebrate those in the trade who go above and beyond to shape the future of the industry. 
  • All awards categories include apprentice of the year, bricklayer of the year, carpenter of the year, electrician of the year, and more. 
  • The awards are free to enter, the entry form is simple to complete, and nominations are open now!

On The Tools is proud to welcome beloved paint manufacturer, Armstead Trade, as a sponsor of the ‘Painter & Decorator’ category at the 2023 On The Tools Awards (with headline sponsor, Jewson): an annual event celebrating outstanding tradespeople. 

This much-anticipated event is dedicated to recognising the exceptional contributions of tradespeople who demonstrate unwavering dedication, skill, and innovation in the construction industry. The awards will be hosted by comedian Keith Farnan. 

Armstead Trade will be sponsoring the ‘Painter & Decorator’ category in this year’s On The Tools Awards: a category which celebrates the very best decorators in their craft. The ‘painter/decorator of the year’ should see a blank wall as an opportunity to do some smashing work. They will provide quality, seamless results, and evidence of truly transforming a space. The winning candidate will only settle for the best, taking pride in every stroke of their brush. 


Rebecca Orton, Marketing Manager at AkzoNobel, said: 

“With rising inflation and the cost of living crisis, 2023 has so far been a year of economic uncertainty, but it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, the trade has been powering on through it all, completing projects to extremely high standards and supporting one another throughout difficult times. As such, it’s important that we recognise those within the industry who continue to do a sterling job, no matter what. 

That’s why we are delighted to be sponsoring the Painter and Decorator category in the On The Tools Awards 2023. The awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate industry successes and for the trade to receive the recognition they deserve.” 

The On The Tools Awards have become a beacon of excellence within the trades community, celebrating those individuals who go above and beyond to shape the future of the industry. The awards will cover various categories, highlighting different trade specialties, and ensuring that all tradespeople have the opportunity to be acknowledged for their outstanding achievements. 

“We are excited to announce that nominations for the On The Tools Awards 2023 are now open. This event recognises the incredible efforts of tradespeople who are the backbone of the construction industry,” said Lee Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of On The Tools. “Tradespeople work tirelessly to build our communities, and we want to celebrate their exceptional contributions and dedication.” 

Nominations for the awards are now open. Tradespeople, colleagues, employers, and clients are encouraged to submit nominations for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their trade and made a significant impact on projects, clients, or their local communities 


The categories for the Annual On The Tools Awards include:

Apprentice Of The Year 

Branch Manager Of The Year 

Bricklayer Of The Year 

Carpenter Of The Year 

Electrician Of The Year 

Groundworker Of The Year 

Kitchen Fitter Of The Year 

Landscaper Of The Year 

Painter / Decorator Of The Year 

Plasterer Of The Year 

Plumber Of The Year 

Roofer Of The Year 

Site Manager Of The Year 

Special Recognition Award 

Tradesperson Of The Year 

Workwear Brand Of The Year 

Hand Tool Of The Year 

Power Tool Of The Year 

Training Initiative Of The Year 

Community Hero 

A new category has been included for the 2023 awards. The ‘Community Hero’ award, sponsored by CEF, will go to someone using their free time, expertise or resources to volunteer their services and better the community: whether that is demonstrating that they are a community leader, through selfless acts of giving back to others or supporting and up-skilling apprentices. The winning candidate will know and fight for the struggles of tradespeople, stay involved and go out of their way to benefit the community as a whole. 

To nominate a tradesperson for an award, visit On The Tools and complete the nomination form. Nominations are open until Midnight on 30th September, and individuals can submit entries in multiple categories. More than one nomination can be submitted per tradesperson by friends, customers, colleagues, etc.  

The winners will be selected through a judging process that involves industry experts, leaders, former winners, plus representatives from On The Tools. They will be announced during an unforgettable awards ceremony, complete with a drinks reception, a three-course meal, live music and drinks into the night. 

Sponsors and partners interested in supporting tradespeople at the awards can register interest via 

For the latest updates and further details about the Annual On The Tools Awards, follow On The Tools on social media and visit 

Posted Sep 7, 2023 | 0 comments

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