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3,000+ Visitors flock to P&D Show 2023

Visitors from right across the UK flocked in their thousands to the CBS Arena in Coventry last week to be part of The National Painting and Decorating Show, better known as the P&D Show, the trade’s unique national exhibition for painting and decorating professionals.

Over 100 UK and international exhibitors welcomed just over 3,200 visitors across the two days of the exhibition. They saw a huge range of new products reflecting the vibrant and innovative nature of a fast changing, yet still traditional, trade.

Demonstrations, business building ideas, fun competitions, giveaways and show only deals came together to make it the best show yet in the events 29 year history.

The visitor demographics underlined the event’s truly national appeal with record attendance from the north west down to the south east.

P&D News will be carrying a rolling review of the show in the coming days,  but we kick off with celebrating the winners of three major competitions that took place.

Ciret’s Grand Prize Draw – a huge success!

Entrants to this competition had a chance to win tools and ancillaries from Ciret’s Rota, Kana, Masq, and Prep brands.

A draw card was be given to all visitors on entry and prizes worth £1,000, £500 and £250 were drawn on both afternoons of the show. 

The lucky winners were:

Day 1:
First prize – Dean Barguss
Second prize – Mark Packer
Third Prize – Mathew Vickers

Day 2:
First Prize – David Murray
Second Prize – Abi Underhill
Third Prize – Nigel Gluskey

Winning With Bradite One Can

Every visitor got the chance to win £500 worth of Bradite’s One Can, the water-based primer, stainblocker and professional finish all in one can.

The first name out of the hat was Steven Luxford.


A fun quiz where visitors had to answer three simple questions about the show. Six lucky winners each picked up £100 worth of Amazon Vouchers.

The winners were:

John-Paul Taylor
Natalie Hayden
Mark Parsons
Abi Underhill
Kayleigh Pullen
Michael Barany

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