Johnstone’s Trade has named its 35th Painter of the Year winner at an awards evening held earlier this month. This year’s Supreme Winner won a new Ford Transit Connect van. Johnstone’s also awarded four Category Winners.
Following a shortlisting process involving over 100 entries, guests at this year’s awards evening voted HEC Decorating Specialists Ltd to be both their Health & Education Category Winner and Supreme Winner for The Chocolate Works project in York.
Taking more than twenty decorators nearly five months to complete, The Chocolate Works Care Village was previously the home of world-renowned Terry’s Chocolate Factory. Following a £7 million renovation involving over 3,000 litres of Johnstone’s Trade paint, the site now has a new lease of life offering a care centre for working age adults.
Commenting on HEC Decorating Specialist’s Ltd achievement, Dean Bednarek, Managing Director, said: “We’re so excited to be crowned this year’s Painter of the Year by Johnstone’s Trade, it really means a lot. The Chocolate Works transformation was a huge job but such a fantastic project to be involved in. The new site will offer outstanding healthcare to lots of people who need it, and I’m really proud that our team could be a part of that. It was a brilliant team effort and we’re really thankful to Johnstone’s Trade for not only their help throughout the project, but for this award.”
In addition to the Supreme Winner, three other entrants were also crowned on the night as part of the competition’s sub-categories. These included:
External Category Winner: The Cube, Folkestone by Alfred Bagnall & Sons Ltd.
Restoration Category Winner: Victoria Palace Theatre, London by Broadley Group Ltd.
Commercial & Leisure Category Winner: Everyman Cinema, York by Crosby Decorators Ltd.
Sarah Clough, loyalty & event marketing manager at Johnstone’s Trade, commented on the Painter of the Year Awards and its winners: “Our Painter of the Year competition is a fantastic way to reward all of the outstanding work we see each and every year in our industry. We’re constantly amazed by the projects that are nominated and want to say a massive congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners. We would also like to thank all of our customers who entered a project.”
The Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate those in the trade contributing to brilliant decorating throughout the UK.