Crown Paints recently marked the launch of the first Bell Decorating Academy in Lincoln with a morning of workshops for the students of Lincoln College.
The workshops were hosted last month in the new Decorating Academy, which was created by Bell Decorating Group in partnership with Crown Paints.
The event gave 27 full-time learners from the college’s painting and decorating courses the opportunity to learn more about how to choose a colour and the factors that play into it from Crown Paints’ colour consultant Jemma Saunders.
Representatives from Bell Decorating Group and Crown Paints were on hand to answer any questions the students had. Alongside Bell Decorating Group CEO, Craig Bell, Crown’s contractor/specification sales manager for the central east region, Paul Burton, and Dave Hooper, regional sales manager central east attended the full session.
Apprentice Decorator of the Year judge Kevin O’Donnell was also on hand to provide a demonstration of paint application, showing the benefits of Crown Trade primers, the Fastflow system and Clean Extreme and provided hints and tips. Crown also donated products for the students to practice with after.
Crown Paints’ colour consultant, Jemma, comments: “We are delighted to be supporting the Bell Decorating Academy at Lincoln College, and I very much enjoyed meeting the students and encouraging them to think about how to apply their knowledge of colour to real-world situations where they might be called on to advise their clients.”
Bell Decorating Group’s Les Birtles, community engagement co-ordinator, adds: “The Bell Decorating Academy at Lincoln College is designed to support the painting and decorating students to gain valuable knowledge and fantastic work experience placements. It’s great to work collaboratively with Crown Paints again to give the students valuable knowledge and the hands-on nature of the morning helped them to improve their skills and their employability.”
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