The Dulux Academy Podcast: Life as a decorator features the voices of the nation’s professional painters and decorators, talking about the subjects that matter most to them as the industry builds back from the effects of the pandemic.
Each half-hour episode features professionals talking about best practice, business tips and personal stories, on subjects as diverse as mental health, the new normal and how they are building up their businesses again.
Episode one features Darren Whitfield, Morley Lane and Les Copestake, all of whom own their own decorating businesses working mostly in the domestic sector.
The conversation soon gets flowing as the guys discuss lockdown, how their businesses survived and have evolved, along with the practicalities of managing their own health and completing the painting jobs at home.
The podcast is Hosted by Tony Pearson-Young from the Dulux Academy.
Tony explains: “In my usual role teaching courses at the Dulux Academy, I see how much decorators enjoy nothing more than being around others in the profession, swapping stories and discussing how the latest news affects them.”
Vickie Mather, Dulux Academy Lead, adds: “Like everyone in the industry, we have had to innovate to keep on doing what we do best. In our case, it’s helping decorators learn new skills, and helping them grow their businesses, so by sharing best practice from across the country via the podcasts we can keep decorators connected.”
The Dulux Academy Podcast: Life as a decorator is available on iTunes and Spotify now.