The Grand Winner of the 2019 Dulux Select Decorators Awards has been announced as Des Cass.
The Dulux Select Decorators Awards 2019 were held on Tuesday 26 November during the National Painting and Decorating Show, celebrating Select Decorators around the UK.
Cass was revealed as the Grand Winner of the awards in recognition of his professional expertise and commitment to continuously exceeding customer expectations with the quality of his work, as well as his dedication to the trade and Select Decorator scheme.
Twelve category winners were also recognised at a new-look gala dinner following the first day of the two-day Painting and Decorating Show.
Dulux Select Decorators undergo rigorous assessments to become members - they must have at least three years experience in the trade and have run their own business for a minimum of 12 months. By becoming members they are entitled to use of Dulux branded assets, have access to subsidised rates on Dulux Academy courses and become part of a supportive community, with invites to social events and an exclusive forum with other Dulux Select Decorators. Members also receive monthly news updates, regular competitions and product discount vouchers.
The category winners were announced as:
Best Newcomer: Jason Whitehead
Adding Colour to People's Lives: Glen Wilds
Use of Dulux Colour of the Year: Carl Lesh
Interior Project under £2,500: Richard Reece
Interior Project over £2,500: Des Cass
Sprayed Finish: Aaron Davidson
Exterior Project: Steph Howles and Rose Morris
Restoration Project: Jake Neal
Wallpaper under £1,500: Steph Howles
Wallpaper over £1,500: Simon Medlin
Apprentice Mentor: Martin Connor (Highly Commended: Tony McCawley, Steph Howles and Rose Morris)
Scheme Supporter: Sean Kelly (Highly Commended: Georgie Baker, Peter Clark, Nick Dodge, Steph Howles and Rose Morris)