The iconic Dulux dog has officially opened the brand-new Dulux Decorator Centre store and Dulux Academy in Scunthorpe.

To celebrate the launch, the renowned Dulux dog opened the event by giving attendees a chance to snap a shot with the canine-star during their tour around the new store. 

The newly relocated store is much bigger than the previous location allowing customers to browse the range easier, access and parking are also more convenient for customers plus the new purpose-built Dulux Academy training facility offer an opportunity for professional painters and decorators to access face-to-face industry-leading training courses, helping them improve and learn new skills.

Expert training

Dulux Academy will allow professionals from the surrounding area to benefit from the expert training which is delivered by experienced Dulux Academy Skills Development Consultants – providing attendees with knowledge and expertise that gives them a meaningful competitive advantage.The new facilities will offer a full range of Dulux Academy courses from professional application techniques like wallpapering and spraying, to building colour confidence.

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Along with greater access to training, local traders and residents will also benefit from a larger Dulux Decorator Centre store with an expanded and improved range of products suited to all decorating needs. 

In 2021, three Dulux Academy@Dulux Decorator Centre locations were opened in Norwich, Altrincham and West Thurrock. With the success of these facilities, the store in Scunthorpe is to be one of several further Dulux Academy@Dulux Decorator Centre partnership locations opening their doors in 2022.

Kimberly Lisser, Store Manager at Dulux Decorator Centre Scunthorpe said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be opening the new store in Scunthorpe, the new unit is much bigger with better parking and accessibility for our customers. 

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“We’re also really excited about the new addition of the Dulux Academy facilities which will provide our customers with an opportunity to enhance valuable skills and develop their current abilities.

Carly Pullar, Divisional Operations Director, North for Dulux Decorator Centre.

“It’s fantastic to see the number of talented tradespeople in the local community and we’re delighted to be able to provide an ongoing source of support and advice for those within the industry. We’re excited to open the new Scunthorpe store which will be able to give professional decorators and DIYers more opportunities to get the decorating products they need, on their doorstep. Our new in-store offering is tailored to make browsing easier for our customers and the team is looking forward to welcoming visitors.

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“We are also delighted to be able to offer our customers face to face training in house with the new Dulux Academy facilities, supporting them in learning new techniques that will help to ensure they can offer a stand-out service to their clients. 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 Manager, added: “Since its conception, the Dulux Academy has offered the chance for painters and decorators to explore, expand and learn new skills. We’re so proud to be able to offer our courses at Dulux Decorator Centre locations across the country, increasing the level of support we can give to the trade and local businesses in each area.”