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Johnstone’s Supreme Winner Crowned

McLoughlin Decorating Ltd has been named Supreme Winner at the 40th anniversary edition of the Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards.

The annual awards recognise the top talent from across the sector and highlight the very best work carried out over the past year. This year, 32 finalists competed across six categories: Commercial and Industrial, Education and Healthcare, Hospitality, Leisure and Retail, Residential, External Wall Insulation and Render. From the category winners, attendees on the night voted just one project to be crowned Supreme Winner.

The Supreme Winner

The Supreme Winner title was awarded to the winner of the Hospitality, Leisure and Retail category, McLoughlin Decorating Ltd, for its work on The Dorchester Hotel, London.

The McLoughlin Decorating Ltd team transformed the hotel’s interiors using a range of Johnstone’s Trade paints, all while minimising disruption to staff and guests and maintaining the highest quality standards.

Megan Esmond, PPG Marketing Director, UK and Ireland, said: “A huge well done to the team at McLoughlin Decorating Ltd on being crowned Supreme Winner for 2023. Every year, the quality of entries improves, and this year was no exception – the team was up against some fierce competition so taking home the title is a true credit to the talent, skill and craftsmanship of those involved in completing this project to such a high standard.”

Category winners

*Ian Williams Limited won the Commercial and Industrial category for the exterior redecoration of a 46-metre-high chimney at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.  The team worked tirelessly to ensure the general public and vehicles on the site were protected from any paint or falling debris, as well as dealing with the potential effects of high winds and coastal weather on the progress of the job.

*Mackay Decorators Perth Ltd took home the Education and Healthcare category award for the conversion and complete redecoration of The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. The team worked around the clock, often working 60-hour weeks, to meet deadlines and deliver a high-quality finish in line with health, safety and security demands. 

*A Connolly Ltd triumphed in the External Wall Insulation category for upgrading the West Lancashire Borough Council Accommodation Blocks. The blocks needed a complete revamp – both internally and externally – and the list of works was extensive.

*Paul Perkins Plastering was named winner of the Render category for the total renovation of the Ripon Hall Farm, Preston. The project required care while applying the product to ensure the finish was in keeping with stone detailing and was finished to a very high standard.

*The Residential award was presented to M G Wynn Limited for restoring the exterior at Lypiatt House, Gloucestershire. The project took over 12 months to complete, and saw the team completely restore the exterior of this magnificent home to the highest standard.

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