Painting, decorating, wallpapering, training staff, outings to the 2012 National Painting & Decorating show, new friends, award nominations, Lincrusta qualifications and more – Juniper-ash Decorating has had quite a year.
Over the last 12 months Juniper-ash has gone from strength to strength, we’ve achieved more fantastic projects than ever before, had a refreshing makeover and swelled from a team of one to four full-time staff.
But we couldn’t have done it without all our lovely clients and the fantastic feedback and support we’ve received from everyone around us.As 2012 draws to a close and 2013 is on the horizon we thought we’d like to use our final blog of the year to take a look back over what really made our year.
1. Fantastic feedback
It’s always lovely to know our clients love our work as much as we do and we like to feature all our testimonials and cards on our blog just click the testimonials. For example this message from Nicola from back in May still makes us smile:
“Liz – The stairs are absolutely STUNNING!!!!!! Thank you soooo much – they are honestly even lovelier than I imagined!!!!!! You’ve done an amazing job!!!”
2. Fabulous friends
We’re lucky enough to have great relationships with our suppliers and favourite brands which means we gain expert knowledge and advice we can pass on to our clients, this year saw us get closer to old favourites Eco Ezee – So much so they let us join their stall at the National Painting & Decorating show, Little Greene – who won awards for their products at this year’s House Beautiful Awards and we met Mythic Paint – a people friendly, non toxic paint company who have some of the most gorgeous ranges of paint we’ve ever seen, definitely one to look out for!
3. Werner’s Winners
At the 2012 National Painting & Decorating Show we entered a competition to win one of Werner’s wonderful telescopic ladders and much to our surprise and delight – we won!
Our new ladder now gets used during all of our projects and we’re simply thrilled with it.
4. Training, training and more training
We never stop! This year we’re proud to announce that Liz received her Level 2 Lincrusta qualification making her an Advanced Installer adding yet another string to her already full bow of decorating skills, Laura mastered wallpaper hanging and is fast approaching leaving the “junior” of “junior decorator” behind her as she becomes more and more qualified and even Emily had a few days on site although while a successful caulker, decided she was far happier in the office.
5. Wonderful wallpapers
We’ve seen some fantastic collections this year it’s hard to pick our favourites but with so much inspiration, design and flare we’re looking forward to seeing the fun new trends 2013 brings with it.
6. Award Nominations
Back in March this year we received a nomination at the Melton Business awards for “Best New Business” Sadly we we’re just piped to the top spot but we very much enjoyed the gala dinner and we’re hoping to come back stronger than ever in 2013.
7. a Bit of Fun
We take our work very seriously but it doesn’t mean we haven’t joined in some of the crazes and fun to be had this year in our own little way, check out our charity wallpaper collection for movember – or just take a look at our favourite Christmas card of 2012, we thought it was fantastic fun:
On that note like 2012, our blog draws to a close.We hope you enjoyed our highlights, that you have a fantastic fun-filled new year and that we see you soon.
To get in touch to discuss your 2013 project then you can easily do so by clicking here or by calling 01664 851502.
Wishing you a Happy New Year,
Creating Beautiful Spaces