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SME Employer of the year 2024 (again!!)

We had the distinct pleasure of attending the Nottingham College Apprenticeship Awards last night, and we are thrilled to share the wonderful news that Johns of Nottingham was honoured with the SME Employer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. This prestigious recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication to nurturing our apprentices and providing them with a comprehensive range of skills and opportunities to thrive in their careers.

Our commitment to developing young talent is at the core of our company values, and receiving this award highlights the success of our efforts. We believe in creating an environment where apprentices can learn, grow, and contribute meaningfully to our industry. It is incredibly rewarding to see their hard work and progress acknowledged in such a significant way.

The event itself was truly inspiring, with so many talented individuals and like-minded businesses gathered together to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and their employers. It was a privilege to be in the company of such passionate and dedicated professionals who share our vision of fostering the next generation of skilled workers.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the nominees and winners, whose remarkable efforts continue to elevate the standards of excellence in our field. Additionally, we want to express our deepest gratitude to Nottingham College for their ongoing support and for hosting such a memorable evening. Their commitment to apprenticeship programs plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our industry, and we are proud to partner with them in this important endeavour.

Thank you to everyone involved in making the Nottingham College Apprenticeship Awards a night to remember. We look forward to continuing our mission of supporting and developing apprentices, ensuring they have the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.

Posted: 21 May 2024

New Vans!

We are excited to announce the addition of three new Shape Transit Vans to our fleet, ensuring that our image remains fresh and modern. These new vehicles reflect our commitment to maintaining a contemporary and professional appearance in all aspects of our business.

We extend our sincere thanks to Sandicliffe Ford for supplying the vans and to Blueprint for the impressive livery, which perfectly captures our brand's identity. The attention to detail and quality of work from both partners have been exceptional.

But that’s not all – we have one more van on the way, currently being converted into a six-seater mini-bus. This addition will further enhance our capabilities and flexibility in meeting our clients’ needs.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to evolve and expand our fleet. Watch this space!

Posted: 01 May 2024

Morgan Sindall Sub Contractor of the year!

We were thrilled to attend the annual Morgan Sindall Construction Supply Chain Awards, where Johns of Nottingham was proud to receive the Midlands Subcontractor of the Year award for the order value category of £20k-£100k. This prestigious recognition reflects our dedication to excellence and our commitment to delivering high-quality work consistently.

Winning this award is a significant achievement for our team, and it underscores the hard work and expertise that we bring to each project. We are immensely proud of this accomplishment and grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Morgan Sindall Construction, a company that shares our values of quality and integrity.

A special thank you goes out to Dean and the rest of the team at Morgan Sindall for their support and partnership. Their recognition of our efforts means a great deal to us, and we look forward to continuing to build on this success in future projects.

This accolade is not just a testament to our team's dedication but also an inspiration to strive for even greater heights. We are excited about the future and remain committed to excellence in all our projects.

Posted: 20 Apr 2024

F1 Challenge - Silverstone!

We were delighted to be invited to participate in an F1 Simulator challenge while working with SDC Builders at AMR F1 in Silverstone. This event was not only an exciting opportunity for our team but also supported a great cause, with all proceeds being donated to the charity Mind, which does incredible work in the field of mental health.

Although we didn't quite make it to the podium, we were proud to secure the 5th fastest time of the day. The experience was thoroughly enjoyed by our team, fostering some healthy competition and camaraderie.

Participating in this event was a fantastic way for us to promote #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, highlighting the importance of mental health and supporting initiatives that make a difference. We are grateful for the opportunity and look forward to future events that combine fun and philanthropy.

Posted: 01 Apr 2024

Paint Green!

Johns have recently become part of PDA’s Paint Green sustainability initiative. We are committed to driving down waste in our sector, and encouraging other companies to reduce, reuse and recycle excess paint and containers.

Posted: 22 Jan 2024

Dave Cope

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dave Cope. Over his 39 years of service, Dave had been instrumental in the evolution of our company.

Dave joined Johns in December 1984 as a Quantity Surveyor and very quickly became a valued member of the team. He became a mentor to many of us throughout his career imparting his vast knowledge of the industry.

The senior management team welcomed Dave to the role of Director in the late 90’s, Dave excelled in his new role enjoying many successful years.

His presence will be sorely missed by all at Johns.

Posted: 11 Dec 2023

SME Employer of the year!!

This week we have been incredibly proud to be awarded the 🎉 SME Employer of the year 🎉at the Nottingham College Apprenticeship Awards 2023. We couldn't be happier about this accolade and look forward to welcoming more apprentices over the coming years.

When we were given the award, Nottingham College said this about Johns:

Johns of Nottingham deserves the SME Employer of the Year award for their outstanding commitment to developing skilled Painters & Decorators through their apprenticeship programme.

Their support for apprentices, the college and the wider sector is evident, with successful apprentices flourishing within the company and becoming industry ambassadors. Their generosity in providing training rooms, materials and industry advice further demonstrates their dedication to nurturing talent and advancing the sector.

Posted: 24 May 2023

Platform Events UK - The Facility Management event

Our Operations Director Charlie and Commercial Manager Alex attended the 2023 Platform Events UK at the O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London to showcase our involvement in Facilities Management sector.

The Platform is designed to bring together time restricted Facilities Management Buyers and Suppliers to define and fulfill new project and day-to-day estate management supply chain needs.

Based on relevant business profiling; one-to-one meetings between Buyers and Suppliers are pre-selected, pre-booked and confirmed back prior to the event, so everyone arrives at the event Platform fully informed and ready to do business.

Posted: 28 Apr 2023

HMP Stocken

Johns have recently procured the decoration package for the new accommodation block at HMP Stocken, Rutland for Wates Construction.

Posted: 12 Apr 2023

Dulux Heritage mixing machine!

The Dulux Heritage colour collection now available at Johns Decorating centre - get your skates on for all your painting needs!

Posted: 02 Feb 2023


We are delighted to announce two members of our team who have recently been promoted into new roles within the business.

Congratulations to Charlie Wileen who has been promoted to Operations Director.

Charlie has been a member of the team for over 27 years at Johns of Nottingham. He started his apprenticeship in his early twenties as a painter & decorator and after eight years of working on site, Charlie moved into the office to start his role as an Estimator. After many successful years as an Estimator, Charlie accepted the role as Operations Manager looking after the team of Painting Contracts Managers and Operatives. We wish him all the best in his directorship.

Congratulations are also in order to Michael Cope who has been promoted to Health & Safety Manager.

Michael has been part of the team for over 7 years as our Health & Safety Advisor, assisting Johns of Nottingham in the H&S department looking after all divisions within the business. Due to the increased responsibility of H&S within the construction industry and Johns of Nottingham’s wide range of sectors we cover. Michael is now responsible for managing the health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff and working sites at Johns of Nottingham.

We wish both Charlie & Michael every success in their new promotions.

Posted: 19 Aug 2022

Decorating Centre refurb!

Refit - complete! Why not come down to our Decorating Centre in the heart of Nottingham to check out our newly renovated shop! Open to the trade and public offering brilliant discounts on all trade paints, sundries and wallcoverings. We can mix over 5000 colours in store, whilst you wait!

Posted: 23 Jun 2022

Painter of the Year 2021

Great night celebrating Johnstones Painter of the Year 2021 at Carden Park, Cheshire.

Johns of Nottingham got voted by the judges as finalists in the Education category, unfortunately we didn't win the overall award but delighted to be recognised within the industry!

Posted: 06 Jun 2022

Insurance Project!

Scaffold is up and works have commenced! Johns are working with one of our insurance clients to rebuild the whole front of this damaged property and reinstate back to its original former glory.

Posted: 04 May 2022

Derby Market Hall

Phase 1 of Derby Market Hall - complete! Johns have been working on this bespoke project for over 2 years now painting all the steelwork. Over 62 miles of scaffolding was erected to ensure a safe working environment. Phase 2 to commence summer 2022.

Posted: 22 Apr 2022

Near on completion!

One of our live sites in Nottinghamshire close to hand over! Been a very interesting project especially when each of the 80 rooms have a different bespoke wallpaper design!

Posted: 05 Apr 2022

Community Repaint Program

Johns have donated a surplus of various paints to the 'Community Repaint' program. More information can be found at this address Find your nearest scheme - Community RePaint

Posted: 21 Feb 2022

Johnstones Painter Of The Year!

Johns of Nottingham were shortlisted for the 'Painter of The Year' award, hosted by Johnstones Trade following the works completed at the University of Leicester. If you would like to find out more about this case study, click the link below!

Engie - University of Leicester - Johns of Nottingham

Posted: 12 Jan 2022

New 21 Reg Vans added to the Fleet!

We are pleased to announce the delivery of our brand new 21 plate vans to the fleet! 

Posted: 13 Jul 2021

Recently Completed Project - ZF Solihull

We are pleased to announce one of our long term projects, ZF in Solihull has now come to an end! Our site team completed on site last week, both main contractor and client very pleased with the works carried out by Johns of Nottingham.

Posted: 10 Jun 2021

The Atrium - Uxbridge

HVLP Spraying of the Internal Glazing Surrounds and Dado Panelling, restoring to the original condition.

Posted: 09 Feb 2021

2nd year apprentice

One of our 2nd year apprentices carrying out the installation of Wallrock lining paper at one of our policy holders homes.

Posted: 27 Jan 2021

Charity Work

#CRASH #charity showing their appreciation. Johns assisted the charity with Caritas Anchor House project. Well done to all the team involved :)

Posted: 26 Nov 2020


Our Insurance Reinstatement division has been awarded for their continued service throughout the lockdown period by Crawford & Company

Posted: 15 Sep 2020

West Bridgford Rugby Football Club

Johns are delighted to announce the pitch side sponsorship at West Bridgford Rugby Football Club for their 2020/21 season. We look forward to our ongoing relationship in future seasons!

Posted: 01 Sep 2020

Recent win for the Commercial Decorating team - Project ZF

After a tender process instructed by the client, we are delighted to have been awarded the internal decorations work at two large commercial units starting autumn 2020.

Posted: 04 Aug 2020

Ikea Nottingham

Great news article in the decorator in relation to our Ikea project in Nottingham. 

Posted: 24 Jun 2020

Head Office Window

IT’S COMPLETE! A massive thank you to all who have helped in making these NHS posters for our 70 pane HQ window! Donations will be made to the @nhscharitiestogether . Also a huge shout out to Jemima’s Clap for the NHS T-Shirts

Posted: 18 May 2020

Thank you!

After a speedy tender process stage, Johns of Nottingham have teamed up with MTX Contracts at the Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex to undertake hygienic decorative coatings to the 28 bed, Decant Ward with further expansion to help those effected by the Coronavirus. We would like to take this time to thank our NHS and all the frontline workers in difficult time. 

Posted: 20 Apr 2020

Linda Retires after nearly 27 years!

After nearly 27 years of service to Johns of Nottingham. Today is the last day Linda sits at her desk helping our Insurance customers and clients with their claims. Linda has been a valuable member of the team and has seen the real progression of the Insurance Reinstatement division from it's humble beginnings. 

From everyone at Johns of Nottingham, we would like to thank you for everything you've achieved at Johns and wish you a happy retirement :) 

Posted: 21 Feb 2020

Training (take 2!)

Three of our operatives attended the Dulux academy day to undertake the wallpaper wide width vinyl course in Slough. All passed with flying colours!!

Posted: 13 Feb 2020

Head Office Training!

Here at our head office training facility, operatives were given the opportunity to enhance their spray application techniques using a variety of machines from airless to HVLP across a range of products.

Posted: 07 Feb 2020

Borough Yard Project

Last week, members of the team in the commercial decorating division attended an important collaborative workshop with one of our main clients at the New Borough Yards Project, London. Safety performance, Customer focus and delivery of the project were the key points of the meeting agenda.

Posted: 03 Feb 2020

Updating our commercial vans!

Over the coming months you will start to see all our commercial vans being rebranded with our modern, yet classic looking logo and narrative. Keep an eye out for the vans across the UK!! 

Posted: 14 Jan 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All of us at Johns wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Posted: 20 Dec 2019


Bit of history!! The City of Nottingham Directory.... circa 1968.

'Johns (Decorators) Ltd' as we were called all those years ago, looks like we sponsored the front page!

Posted: 15 Nov 2019

Revamp at our Decorating Centre!

The Decorating Centre at our Head Office has recently had a revamp to create more space and a better feel!

Posted: 18 Oct 2019

New 'Style' Vans

Johns of Nottingham have introduced a new style van to the fleet, what do you think....?

Posted: 02 Oct 2019

Smithers Purslow Golf Day - Gold Sponser!

Johns of Nottingham attended the annual Smithers Purslow golf day last Friday. This year, we were heavily involved with assisting the running of the day following our gold status sponsorship. A big thank you to all at Smithers Purslow for the invite and all at Johns very much enjoyed the day :)

Posted: 13 Sep 2019

New Signs @ HQ and around the East Midlands!

Over the coming months you may come across signs similar to the one at the office on varied sites from all divisions. Keep an eye out for them...

Posted: 22 Aug 2019

A New Royal Partnership...

Johns of Nottingham are delighted to announce our Royal Partnership with Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. We look forward to this working partnership and what the future may hold 😊

Posted: 15 Jul 2019

Project Update - Cambridge

Johns are excited be on the final stretch at one of our sites in Cambridge with works nearing completion! When finished it will be an 8 storey office block with an underground car park, suitable for a wide range of businesses.

Check out are Instagram page for more images here: :)

Posted: 06 Jun 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

In preparation for the Mental Health Awareness Week (13th - 19th May 2019). Our managerial office and site based staff undertook a mental health & wellbeing awareness course to enhance their understanding of how important mental health is inside and outside of the workplace.

If you would like anymore information on this subject, please follow this link:

Posted: 16 May 2019

Easter 2019!

Wishing everybody a Happy Easter from all at Johns of Nottingham.

We hope you all enjoyed your Easter hunt :)

Posted: 22 Apr 2019

Johns are becoming more 'Social...'

Look out for our new Linkedin page coming soon!

If you haven't already please check out our Facebook & Instagram pages...

Posted: 26 Mar 2019

Recent Win

We are pleased to announce that Johns of Nottingham have been awarded the contract to decorate and wallpaper the new Adagio Hotel in Leicester. We look forward to working along side Morgan Sindall on this project.

Posted: 26 Feb 2019

Achilles Audit Passed!

Following a two day Audit, we are pleased to have passed the 'Achilles Building Confidence' test. Well done team!

Achilles describes what they do, as follows: "Achilles and SSIP share a dedication to promoting health and safety for construction workers, as well as reducing unnecessary cost and confusion in supply chain assurance. Alongside PAS91, the SSIP accreditation puts our community at the forefront of standards in the UK construction industry. Our community meets the ‘Deem to Satisfy’ requirements."

Posted: 04 Jan 2019

Christmas Jumper Day... with a twist

On the 14th December Johns of Nottingham held a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ in the office to raise some funds for ‘Stand up to Cancer’.

Merry Christmas from all at Johns :)

Posted: 14 Dec 2018

Bank Street Take 2 - GOLD!

Johns of Nottingham have recently won the gold safety award at one of our current projects - One, Bank Street, London. This relates to all the hard workmanship our employees and subcontractors have put in over the past 3rd quarter. This is an improvement since Q2 where we picked up the Bronze Award. Congratulations to all the team on & off site, keep up the good work... 

Posted: 21 Nov 2018

Wates supply chain awards!

Earlier this week, Johns of Nottingham attended the Wates supply chain awards in Cambridge. We thank Wates for the hospitality and a thoroughly enjoyed evening!

Posted: 19 Oct 2018

Fresh look at Nottingham's largest furniture store!

After months of preparation, Johns were delighted to be awarded the contract to re spray the external cladding at the iconic Ikea in Nottingham. Works are currently underway and are progressing on schedule.

Posted: 08 Oct 2018

National & Regional Contractor of the year!

Congratulations to the whole team in the Insurance Reinstatement department for all of their hard work and efforts over the past year. Fantastic achievement and a great recognition...well done!

Posted: 25 Sep 2018

Latest 'Capital' Van

Whilst new van additions are frequent with our large directly employed operatives, we decided to change things in the capital city...London! 

Look out for our one of a kind van in the big city :)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018

New Apprentice Joins The Team!

We welcome onboard our newest apprentice. Morgan will be starting college in the new term, whilst also training to be a painter and decorator. We wish him all the best.

Posted: 31 Aug 2018

Breaking News...!

Johns of Nottingham have just secured 8 months worth of work across 11 different sites in the Birmingham area including Health Centres, Schools and Doctors Surgery's. Our Facilities Management division are looking forward to starting these works.

Posted: 22 Aug 2018

Travelling Overseas For Work...

Johns of Nottingham have recently secured some overseas work in Cork, Ireland for a well known retailer. We are looking forward to starting this work in early September.

Posted: 16 Aug 2018

Bank Street Safety Award Achieved!

Johns of Nottingham have recently achieved the bronze award for overall site safety at one of our current projects - One Bank Street, London. The award means that Johns of Nottingham have sustained improvement in all aspects of Health & Safety over the quarter two period, on & off site. This is a fantastic achievement to receive and congratulations to all of the staff and team that have made this possible! Keep up the good work and hopefully we can achieve even more awards...

Posted: 30 Jul 2018

Upgraded to Gold Membership!

Johns of Nottingham have recently achieved an upgrade of our accreditation with Construction Line. Having previously achieved a silver membership, we have now been awarded a gold membership! This accreditation is important to us and is particularly useful for the contracts we work on nationwide. The improved membership demonstrates our continuing commitment to the high standards required and shows that we are complying and surpassing those requirements.

Well done and thank you to all of the staff who have worked towards this achievement!

Posted: 11 Jul 2018

Helping the local community...

Johns of Nottingham recently donated external paint as a good will gesture to Bottesford C of E Primary School. Our Operations Manager, Charlie Wileen, rolled back the years and helped paint all elevations on the outbuilding including the decking. We hope this creates a more welcoming environment for all involved at the school...

Posted: 18 Jun 2018

Considerate Constructors Scheme 2018...PASSED!

Following a recent audit undertaken at our head office, Johns of Nottingham are pleased to announce that we have passed for the second year running. This scheme is especially important when various contracts nationwide and we are delighted to be affiliated with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Posted: 15 Jun 2018

Kev retires after 44 great years!

All of the office staff at Johns of Nottingham partied the night away to celebrate an amazing 44 years Kevin Draper has achieved at the company. Friday (1st June) was his last working day with Johns, which lead to everybody gathering together to give him the best send off.

Joining the business at the young age of 15 starting as an apprentice painter and decorator. Kevin showed promise from the very start of his career, leading him to become a site foreman for a number of years and then ultimately progressing to the role he held at the business for most of his time with Johns of Nottingham, as a Contracts Manager. We wish Kevin enjoyment in his retirement and all the best for what the future may hold...

Posted: 04 Jun 2018

Johnstone's Painter of the Year 2018!

Johns of Nottingham were kindly invited to attend the Johnstone's Painter of the Year 2018 evening at the Manchester Deansgate Hilton Hotel! The staff who attended had a great evening and we are thankful to Johnstone's for the invite. We look forward to our trading relationship continuing into the future...

Posted: 14 May 2018

Apprentice passing his CSCS test!

Congratulations to one of our apprentices Stan for passing his CSCS test 1st time! Well done from all the team here at Johns.

Posted: 09 May 2018

Fleet Upgraded!

We have recently purchased new vans to add to the ever growing company fleet.

Posted: 03 May 2018

Doing our bit for the environment!

We have recently installed a plug in hybrid charger at our head office for all of our electric vehicles in the company fleet. We hope to add many more...

Posted: 03 May 2018