The Painting and Decorating Association last week hosted its 30th annual awards ceremony, where Dulux Trade secured four accolades on the night after being nominated for 11 projects across seven categories.

Dulux Trade took home the prize in the commercial sector after working on a high school in Neston, Cheshire. Nominated in tandem with Cheshire-based Ambrose Ellis Painting Contractors Ltd, the project has transformed the school using Dulux Trade products.

The global paints and coatings manufacturer was also awarded for its role in the reinvigoration of St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Oldham, Greater Manchester, where Dulux Trade products were specified by Bernard Watson and his team to carefully and sensitively redecorate the church, which dates back to the 1800s.

The third win of the evening came in the Residential category after Dulux Trade was specified for the Caring Homes Group to redecorate a social housing project in Cheltenham. Once again, Dulux Trade was specified for its ability to transform a space using colour - beyond the aesthetic - allowing Ian Williams Ltd to create an environment that will enhance the lives of residents, with the right colour palettes, design and tonal differences to meet the needs of those who live in and use the space.

The Dulux Trade brand secured a further win for its work on the American Embassy in London, which has moved to Nine Elms where the stunning piece of architecture now overlooks the River Thames. After partnering with Wokingham's AC Beck Contracts Ltd on the new build project, the award was presented to the project partners in the New Build category.

John Kourtoulos, Sales Director, across contractor and specifier markets at AkzoNobel, who was there to collect the awards last week comments: "Putting colour into people's lives goes far beyond what is in our paint tins. For all of us at Dulux Trade, it's about enriching and improving lives through enhanced environments, and partnering with our valued Contractor customer to achieve these outcomes. Being recognised in this way alongside our contractor customers is testament to the work that the entire team does day in, day out."

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