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Dulux Trade Ultimate Professionals Competition

The shortlist has just been unveiled for the Dulux Trade Ultimate Professionals competition, after receiving hundreds of nominations from across the UK.

The Dulux Trade Ultimate Professionals competition, which set out to find the UK’s Ultimate Professional Decorator and Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter, asked homeowners and contractors to nominate those they believe go the extra mile to impress their domestic and commercial customers.

The paint manufacturer has now announced a shortlist of 10 decorators for the Ultimate Professional Decorator title, and also seven regional finalists for the Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter award. The Ultimate finalists are:

Ultimate Professional Decorator

  • Stephanie Howles, Showhomes
  • Mark Rigby, MRQD Contracting
  • Brian Urquart, Abercorn Decorators
  • Stuart Yates, Stuart Yates Décor Ltd
  • Sue Warren, Ace of Paints Decorating
  • Neil Purrett, Neil Purrett Quality Decorations Ltd
  • Peter Perry, PnP Decorations
  • Sean Wilkinson, V Wilkinson & Son Ltd
  • Tony Taylor, Tony Taylor Ltd Painters & Decorators
  • Damian Hills, Damian Hills Painting & Decorating

Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter

  • Mark Major, ESK Decorating Contractors (Eastern)
  • Barry Caple, Alfred Bagnall & Sons, Leeds (North East)
  • Daniel Glover, Mason Construction (North West)
  • George Campbell, Bell Group (Scotland)
  • Raymond Doran, Bennett’s Decorating Services (South East)
  • Ian Collings, S&S Decorators (South West)
  • Steve Eaton, LSN Building Contractors (West and Northern Ireland)

Each finalist has been invited to an awards ceremony in Birmingham on the 17 November, where the national winner for both categories will be announced. As well as this prestigious accolade, the national winners for both categories will receive either VIP tickets to a sporting event or a relaxing luxury spa experience.

For more details of Dulux Trade’s search for the UK’s Ultimate Professional Decorator, go to

Dulux Trade Ultimate Professionals Competition
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