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The results are in! 

The awards presentation, hosted by Mr Stuart Yates, PDA National President, began with the PDA Apprentice /Trainee title, sponsored by CITB and Purdy.

Promise Clemons, from Bournemouth & Poole College, took the first prize while second prize was given to Daniel Holdcroft from Novus Property Solutions – a student at Stoke on Trent College. Michael Walters, also of Bournemouth & Poole College took third place.

The three winners were presented with vouchers to the value of £500, £200 and £100 from Purdy’s. Johnstone’s Trade donated materials for the competition heats and gifts for the winners.

About the competition

Each year the PDA hosts the Premier Apprentice/Trainee Trophy Awards and invites young painters and decorators from across the UK to put their skills to the test. 

The competition is a practical test of complex setting out, free brush work on straights and curves, special effects, stencil application and adhesive vinyl application and provides an awarding and challenging experience whilst encourage best practice and talent. 

Three finalists will be invited to the prestigious Premier Trophy Awards Luncheon where they will win great prizes but only one will be crowned 'PDA Apprentice/Trainee of the Year' - it could be you.

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