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Trade Body Appoints Windsor Powell As New National President


Published by Jo Foster for Painting & Decorating Association in Housing

Windsor Powell, national president of the PDA. Windsor Powell, national president of the PDA.

Training and development are the key priorities for a Shropshire-based businessman, in his appointment as national president of The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).

Mr Windsor Powell takes up the chain of office at the trade body for a 12 month term.                                  

Windsoris the current chairman of the PDA’s national training committee and represents the PDA on ‘GetBritainBuilding’ – a coalition of organisations from within the construction sector who are calling for the creation of a new business environment to help the industry thrive and prosper in the current economic climate.

He is also the PDA’s representative on the Cross Industry Apprenticeships Task Force - an initiative designed to increase employer engagement in apprenticeship training – communicating with employers and influencing Government policy to ensure the best environment for construction apprenticeship training is created.

During his term as PDA national president, Windsor has identified two key objectives to focus on, the development of a skills’ ‘blueprint’ for decorating apprentices, and a bespoke training programme for PDA members to help them to develop their business.

Windsor said: “One of the major focuses will be an update of the current training manual, which was last produced in 1997.  

“This manual will tie-in with the launch of the new diploma qualification, which comes out next year.

“It will cover everything an employer needs to know to make sure they get the best from their apprentices, with a comprehensive structure that supports employers and colleges to the highest standard possible.”

The second key areaWindsorwants to focus on is the delivery of bespoke training programmes for PDA members, with the ultimate aim of helping them to improve their business, and bringing together members from across different regions.

Windsoradded: “We will be contacting all of our members and asking them what programmes we can offer them, which would make their business better.

“From the results, we will be able to host more training sessions on individual subjects that our members have specifically asked about.”

Windsoris the director of Telford-based building and maintenance company Windsor Powell, which offers services including painting and decorating, conversions and extensions.

He takes over the role of PDA national president from Tom Nelson ofNorthern Ireland.



Notes To Editors

Members of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) can help. The industry trade body signposts consumers to professional decorators able to take the strain out of wallpaper hanging.

The Painting and Decorating Association was established in July 2002, following a merger of the British Decorators’ Association and the Painting & Decorating Federation. The British Decorators’ Association was originally founded in 1894.

This organisation isBritain's largest trade body, dedicated to the painting and decorating trade. Members include sole traders through to large-scale national contractors employing hundreds of operatives.

Decorators looking to become members of the PDA are rigorously vetted prior to admission. Members are committed to the highest standards in health and safety practice, as well as training and development.

The PDA is proud of its long history and high standards, and a registered member can be relied upon to do a good professional job at a fair price.

To find a professional decorator call the Association on 024 7635 3776 or log on to


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