Dulux Trade has revealed the winners of its Ultimate Professional competition, naming Mark Rigby as the Ultimate Professional Decorator 2014 and Daniel Glover as the Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter 2014.
Following its nationwide search to find the Ultimate Professionals, Dulux Trade awarded the prizes at a prestigious awards dinner in Birmingham.
The competition called for homeowners and contractors across the UK to nominate decorators and contractor painters who are the ultimate professionals in every sense - exemplifying excellent service and consistently delivering high quality, professional workmanship, while going above and beyond.
Mark Rigby, of MRQD Contracting, was selected as the Ultimate Professional Decorator 2014 due to his commitment to the role and his level of enthusiasm for regular training to ensure he's offering his customers the highest level of service possible. Mark's customers praised him for always going the extra mile, including working additional hours and helping with household repairs.
Daniel Glover, of AJM Decorating, was named the Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter 2014 after being nominated by a colleague who had recently worked with him on a construction project. On the job, Daniel had made a huge effort to develop his skills, conducting research out of hours to meet a particularly technical brief. Daniel was also commended by the judges for his dedication to building excellent client relationships.
Daniel commented: "I love my job so going the extra mile is second nature to me, so it's a huge honour to be recognised by my colleagues and the industry for the job I do."
Mark added: "This award is a massive achievement for me. As a self-employed decorator, how your professionalism comes across is crucial to securing new job opportunities. I'm so thankful to all my customers who nominated me."
Samantha Balloch, Marketing Manager for Dulux Trade, concluded: "We launched the Ultimate Professional competition to support the sector and highlight the hard work of decorators across the UK who work with pride, passion and professionalism.
"Both Mark and Daniel showed outstanding dedication to their customers and the industry, so it's great to be able to reward them for their contributions."