Purdy Launches Mentor of the Year Competition



Leading professional painting tools manufacturer Purdy has launched a new competition that aims to recognise those who are inspiring the next generation of professional painters and decorators. Nominations for The Mentor of the Year competition can take place from 1st July 2021 and will give painting and decorating apprentices and trainees the chance to recognise those who inspire them.


Purdy understands that workmanship and quality tools work hand in hand to deliver the best results – which is why it is championing those that are teaching – and inspiring – the next generation. Through its Mentor of the Year competition, Purdy is giving apprentices and those learning the trade the chance to thank the people that are having a positive influence on them and their learning.


Nominations are open to anyone that is instilling their passion and skills into the person or people that they are training – whether they run their own business, manage or train decorators in a larger firm or lecture at a decorating college. The entries will be judged by Phil Warwick of CITB, Neil Ogilvie of the PDA and Andy Cummings of Sherwin-Williams.


Laura Hettenbach, Senior Trade Brands Campaign Manager at Purdy said: “We are thrilled to be shining the spotlight on those who are passing on their valuable knowledge and skills to the next generation of professional painters and decorators through our Mentor of the Year competition.”


The winner of Purdy’s Mentor of the Year competition will receive £2,000 and the person who nominates them will 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.


Deadline for entries is 30th September 2021. To nominate someone who has inspired you, please visit www.purdy.co.uk

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Positivity such as this is very welcome in the decorating industry, and it’ll be interesting to watch the competition unfold. Good luck to all those who enter.



Purdy Launches Mentor of the Year Competition

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