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PDA shines a light on Supreme Winner

A striking revamp of a landmark lighthouse has been declared Supreme Winner at the prestigious Premier Trophy Awards held by the Painting and Decorating Association.

National painting and decorating contractor, Ian Williams Ltd won the Industrial category for its work at Longstone Lighthouse, and went on to be declared Supreme Winner at the awards ceremony, held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London.

A directly employed team from the contractor lived and worked at the lighthouse for three weeks, facing challenges including the location and environment as well as the weather and supply constraints due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Other winning projects across the seven award categories included work at Manchester Airport, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and a Cotswold farmhouse.

The PDA is the UK’s largest trade body for the painting and decorating sector, and each year the Association appoints a panel of independent judges to visit and assess the shortlisted projects across the UK.

Chief Executive of the PDA, Neil Ogilvie said: “I’d like to thank our award sponsors and our independent judges, who are all members of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI).

“They visited all short-listed projects to assess the quality of work and gain insight into the challenges overcome to produce the final result.

“Congratulations to all the winners and those who received commendations, on the skill, professionalism and commitment to quality that is recognised with these awards.”

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