The new president of one of the UK’s largest trade associations is leading his members into a new era by embracing new technology and the world wide web.
Online PR News – 21-April-2010 – – Neil Ogilvie, 2010 President of the Painting and Decorating Association plans to make a splash by leading a hi-tech revolution during his year in office.
He has used video to make his opening address which is being posted on the PDA’s own You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/user/PaintingTV
Neil, of Wakefield, Yorkshire, takes on the PDA national presidency after holding the role of president for the organisation’s North East regional group.
“The PDA has a proud tradition and our events, seminars and conferences are well supported by members,” said Neil.
“I am extremely proud to be the national president of such a well respected and established trade association, which I have been involved with since I first joined my family’s firm in 1984.”
Neil wants to meet as many members as possible during his year in office.
“I will be getting around to many regional and branch events as well as attending major events such as the Painting and Decorating Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the Scottish Decorators’ Federation annual conference and our paper hanging competition in Nottingham,” added Neil.
“I am also excited to be involved in the moves to work more closely with the Federation of Master Builders which should result in the organisation of a joint event or initiative in the near future.”
Notes to Editors
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 is Britain'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 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.
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