Premier Trophy Awards

The PDA’s flagship event of the year is the prestigious Premier Trophy Awards, held at the historic Plaisterer’s Hall in London.

Launched in 1987, the awards were the brainchild of professionals and suppliers who joined forces to improve the profile of the sector at the Building Employers Confederation headquarters.

As a result, the National Federation of Painting and Decorating Contractors (NFPDC) implemented a competition with the appointment of the Clerk of Works Incorporation Council (ICW) as independent inspectors.

It was decided that the objectives of the Premier Trophy Awards should be to demonstrate the diversity of skill and craft, show efficiency of service to clients and develop the highest standards of excellence for the industry.

The competition has been running for more than 30 years and still holds true to these objectives.

The glittering event takes place each year at the historic Plaisterer’s Hall with awards presented to those who have excelled in their category.

The PDA award competitions encourage and support excellence from across the industry whether that be the skills of an apprentice, sole-trader or national company.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Premier Trophy Awards for 2020. As of 17 March 2020, with government guidelines for Covid-19 we are suspending the project inspections by judges.  All being well we hope to resume these at a later date.  The Premier Trophy Awards Event has been rescheduled for September 16th 2021 at Plaisterers’ Hall.

Entries for the 2020 Premier Trophy Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced at the rescheduled awards ceremony on Thursday 1st July 2021 at Plaisterer’s Hall, London.

You can read all about the 2019 winners here: 2019 Trophy Brochure

Previous winners of the Premier Trophy Awards:

2018 Trophy Brochure

2017 Trophy Brochure

2016 Trophy Brochure

2015 Trophy Brochure

2014 Trophy Brochure

2013 Trophy Brochure

2012 Trophy Brochure

2011 Trophy Brochure



Sponsors of the PDA Premier Trophy Awards are:


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Johnstone’s Trade
Main Sponsor for 2021






Crown Paints
Purdy International Corporation


Axus Decor




Q1 Premium masking Solutions


Barrettine Products Ltd




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