We know it can be difficult out there. That’s why we give every ounce of support we can to all those in our industry. And we do mean ‘all’ — from professional designers, engineers, chemists, architects and craftspeople, right through to those apprentice painters, decorators and designers still in college.

We also know the importance of engaging young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities in schools and colleges. We’ll regularly give inspiring talks that highlight the many possible career choices within our industry, and support university undergraduates with exciting live industry projects.

our big ambitions…

protecting craftsmanship

Working with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), we’ll be supporting talented craft scholars as well as junior craft events nationwide.

sharing knowledge more widely

We’re actively providing professional development opportunities to architects and designers, investing in apprenticeships and partnering with universities.

champion apprentice decorators

Through our continued commitment to events like Crown Apprentice Decorator of the Year UK and World Skills Ireland.

10% of

collection proceeds will be donated to QEST


learning presentations delivered to 725+ architects and designers


for all employees to share skills with the community


apprentice painters and decorators supported to reach their full potential


degree undergraduates funded with work based apprenticeships

Inside Stories

Kevin O’Donnell

Technical Demonstrator and Super Trainer

Supporting and celebrating industry.

Get Involved!

We continually open exciting new opportunities for the next generation of painters, decorators, interior designers and architects and we'd love you to be involved.