Dulux Decorator Centre Scoops Gold in Landmark Year


One of the UK’s leading paint retailers has retained a prestigious We invest in people Gold accreditation from Investors in People after years of putting people at the heart of the business.

Dulux Decorator Centre has received the accolade for the 7th time in its 125th anniversary year.

From the very beginning, the business set up by founder JP McDougall was underpinned by the philosophy of building lasting relationships with customers and colleagues.

Fast forward 125 years and after growing into a network of over 230 stores around the UK, Dulux Decorator Centre remains centred on the needs ofcolleagues and customers.

Over 90 per cent of colleagues commented “Dulux Decorator Centre is a great place to work” and Investors in People noted “a highly motivated and engaged team of managers and colleagues”, adding that the retailer ensures a workplace with a “passion for excellence” that continues to deliver as a place of trusted leaders that are confident in the future of the business.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors of People, said: “Gold accreditation means that you’ve got the policies in place but more than that, it means everyone – from managing director to apprentice takes ownership for making them come to life.

“We’d like to congratulate Dulux Decorator Centre. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation.”

Managing Director of Dulux Decorator Centre, John Henderson, said: “We always have, and continue to believe, that the success of your organisation begins and ends with people – not just our colleagues but our customers and local communities.

“We’re continually innovating to give colleagues opportunities to learn and grow, as we believe if we make work better for everyone, then our team of passionate experts can then make our customers’ lives easier too.

“We know Gold status was achieved by just 17 per cent of companies in 2019 – we’re particularly proud to retain the accreditation in a year that saw the introduction of a stricter criteria used by the panel to look at the very best companies that are deserving of the Gold status.”

For more information and to see roles available at Dulux Decorator Centre visit: www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk

About Dulux Decorator Centre

Dulux Decorator Centre is one of the UK’s leading decorating specialists, offering expert advice to help accomplish any decorating job – big or small. Each store carries a wide range of products, from paint and wallpaper to accessories and tools. Customers can also shop 24/7 at www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk to receive free delivery on orders over £50, with no minimum spend for trade account holders, or shop with Dulux Decorator Centre’s click and collect service to have orders delivered to a local store.

To find out more about Dulux Decorator Centre visit www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk, or join the conversation on Twitter @DuluxDecCentre and Facebook www.facebook.com/DuluxDecoratorCentre

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

© 2019 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

About Investors in People

Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes.

For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque.

That’s why we’ve already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better.

How are we doing that?

We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits.

That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better.

Organisations that meet the We invest in our people framework are proud to display their accreditation to the world.

Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.


Dulux Trade Gloss Review – all you need to know

Professional decorator Mike Gregory gives a full and honest Dulux Trade Gloss review. A product he thinks gives an awesome finish.

Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Review

Professional decorator Scott Murphy gives a full and honest Demidekk Ultimate Review. A product he has absolute faith will stand up to the British weather.

Brush Mate Review by a professional decorator

Professional decorator Mike Gregory gives a full and honest brush mate review based on his own experience. Do they work? Are they worth their money?

Johnstone’s Oil-Based Eggshell Review

Professional decorator Scott Murphy gives his full and honest Johnstone’s oil-based eggshell review, but how does it compare with similar products?

Dulux Decorator Centre scoops gold in landmark year