Bulmer & Lumb Trainees celebrate success! The Society of Dyers and Colourists Awards Ceremony 2016

On 20th May 2016, a party from Bulmer and Lumb Group gathered in York at the Merchant Adventurers Hall to receive awards from the Society of Dyers and Colourists for the completion of the Textile Certificate.

Bulmer and Lumb are proud to support this technical qualification which lasts over three years, we currently have four apprentices at various stages all who through a combination of online lectures, residential days and final examination have achieved sufficient grades to progress onto the next year of the qualification.

The awards were part of the annual "Day of Celebration" held by the SDC encompassing the Society's AGM, President's Reception & Celebration Dinner & is attended by members from all corners of the globe.

This year’s recipients include Brett Gray and James Barraclough who have both completed Year 1 of the Textile Colouration Certificate,  and Alana Williamson and Edward Naylor both who have completed year 2 of the course.

Technical Director Paul Hamilton received a Society of Dyers and Colourists Silver Medal award to recognise his dedicated support of the Society’s training programmes.

Paul was involved in the establishment of the TCC course, which Bulmer and Lumb consider essential in the training of the next generation of technicians. Developing the skills of these trainees through formal qualifications is necessary for the continued success of a company such as Bulmer and Lumb Group; who have a worldwide a reputation for colour matching excellence.

On receiving the award Paul gave the following statement:

“At Bulmer and Lumb we take pride in our reputation for the quality of shade matching we provide; and in the wealth of knowledge and experience our current management and technical team have. We work hard to achieve our aim to pass on these skills to future Dyers. We currently have three ASDC qualified members of the management team and it is our ambition to supplement these in time with the next four, which is why we continue to work with the SDC in its efforts to train the next set”.

More information about the Textile Colouration Certifcate & the work of the SDC can be found here on their website.