Friday, April 19, 2024

Dulux dog official opens Dulux Academy in West Thurrock

THE Dulux dog has officially opened brand new Dulux Academy training facilities in the West Thurrock Dulux Decorator Centre.

The iconic Dulux dog made a star appearance at the store, welcoming customers to the grand opening at the site on Motherwell Way.

The new facilities are aimed at helping more of the region’s painters and decorators brush up on their skills or learn new ones.

Courses covering professional techniques like wallpapering and spraying, to business skills such as using social media will be delivered from the new, purpose-built facility in the West Thurrock store. 

It will allow professionals from the surrounding area to benefit from the expert training that is currently delivered from the Dulux Academy HQ in Slough, new locations in Altrincham and Norwich, as well as partner colleges.

Training is delivered by experienced Dulux Academy Skills Development Consultants, who are all former professional painting and decorators providing attendees with knowledge and expertise that gives them a meaningful competitive advantage. 

The West Thurrock Dulux Decorating Centre Dulux Academy facility is the third new store location to offer the service from October 28th, with the first in Altrincham, which opened its doors in July, and the second location in Norwich, which recently opened at the start of October.

Adam Green, Store Manager at West Thurrock Dulux Decorator Centre, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be opening the Dulux Academy training facilities in our store.

“The purpose-built facilities will provide our customers with a really valuable new resource to ensure they can develop and refine the skills and techniques that will keep their businesses flourishing.”

Guy Butterworth, Managing Director at Dulux Decorator Centre comments: “Our commitment is to be

an ongoing source of support and advice for those within the painting and decorating industry, to help

professionals develop their skills and drive their businesses forward.

“Partnering with the Dulux Academy means we can make it easier for customers to train in new

techniques that will help to ensure they can offer a stand-out service to their clients.”

Vickie Mather, Dulux Academy Lead adds: “Since launching five years ago, Dulux Academy has

helped thousands of professionals learn new skills.

“We’re immensely proud that our training can move the dial for decorators, by setting them apart from

their peers and driving business growth.

“By being able to offer our courses at Dulux Decorator Centre locations across the country, we are

delighted to be able to expand the help and support that we can provide to the trade.”

Launched in 2016, Dulux Academy is the UK’s first dedicated training centre for professional painters and decorators. 

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