43 year old North East decorator has been named as Trade Decorator of the year during the Dulux awards ceremony.
Now considered as one of the country’s best, Robbie Dodds is just a simple man engaged in the painting and decorating business, but little did he know that he would win an award for it. The owner of Dodds R Decorators said that he was “over the moon” when he won the award.
His nomination for the award came after a very satisfied customer had filled out some forms about his work and submitted them.
The said customer hired Robbie Dodds and his company Dodds R Decorators to do a home improvement on her property. The customer wasn’t actually there when Robbie worked on her place so what he did was he would take ‘before and after’ pictures and would send them to the customer via online so that she would be able to keep an update about Robbie’s work. Robbie seemingly made a picture book out of the images and gave it to the customer. The customer was really impressed with his work and nominated him for the award.
During deliberation, the judges also had a copy of his ‘before and after’ photo book.
Robbie said that he just put a lot of effort into his work but he did not think that he would win an award for it. He also said that it’s not actually about the painting and decorating but the actual service itself and making sure that he is always on time.
In fact, Robbie is said to leave homes a lot cleaner than when he found them.
The 43-year old self employed man lives with his wife and 18-year old son. Robbie began his career as an apprentice but now has gone far in his career. With many individuals now entering the painting and decorating industry as painters and decorators, it is only right that many companies step up their game. This industry is booming and is always in high demand and Robbie can be made as a great example.
He received the award during the ceremony at Leicestershire.