• Commercial decorating
  • Residential decorating


  • Main contracting
  • Specialist finishes


George Nicolson Decorators

Case Studies

Training For Growth 2019

George Nicolson’s strongly believe in training for growth throughout our workforce from office based members of staff to site operatives and management. The training undertaken covers a wide range of Health & Safety… Read More >

Ongoing & Forthcoming Apprenticeships

We are delighted with the excellent progress of our 3 newest apprentices who are almost half way through the first year of their apprenticeships. Equally, our 2nd, 3rd and 4… Read More >

Investors In Young People

Investors In Young People Award
On track for Investors In Young People: Silver Award From an early stage, George Nicolson understood the value in developing Young People and so started his first apprentice over 40 years ago. George… Read More >

Training For Growth 2018

IIYP Team (1)
George Nicolson are dedicated to training for growth throughout the industry. We are pleased to promote Scottish Apprenticeship Week taking place between 5th to 9th March this year through our website… Read More >

Asbestos Awareness Training

The company has ensured that all site operatives have once again undergone annual Asbestos Awareness Training so that they are aware of what to look for and the precautions that should be adopted.… Read More >

Bill Paterson Training Room

Bill Paterson Training Room (3)
Recently we unveiled our new in-house training facility named the Bill Paterson Training Room. On Friday 22nd December 2017, Margaret Nicolson officially opened the facility revealing it has been named after the late… Read More >

Apprentice Of The Year Awards 2017

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Every December we hold our Apprentice Of The Year Awards. No directors or senior management are involved in the voting as the nominees are voted for by our site operatives and site management… Read More >

New In-House Training Facility

In-house training facility
To further encourage and develop the young talent we employ, we have recently installed an in-house training facility which is available to all of our apprentices. Through providing our young people with ‘hands… Read More >

GN’s New Apprentices

Welcome to our 3 new apprentices. Young people are a vital part of our dynamic workforce as they are ambitious, motivated and eager to learn from our experienced tradespeople. The ongoing encouragement, development… Read More >

Specialist Decorative Finishes

Specialist Decorative Finishes
Congratulations to 2 of GN’s apprentices, Ben H and Greg J, for successfully completing a Specialist Decorative Finishes course covering faux finishing, marbling and graining.  As you can see, they both produced excellent… Read More >

Training For Growth 2017

George Nicolson’s strongly believe in training for growth throughout our workforce from office based members of staff to site operatives and management. The training undertaken covers a wide range of Health & Safety… Read More >

Working For Us

Are you a time served painter & decorator? Would you like to work for a well established family run business? Are you able to work on your own or as part of a… Read More >

GN’s Commitment To Young People

From an early stage, Mr George Nicolson understood the value in developing young people and started our first apprentice almost 40 year ago. George continued to be instrumental in influencing how the industry… Read More >

SDF Apprenticeship Awards 2016

For a considerable number of years, we have been known as strong supporters of the apprenticeship programme. Currently we have 7 apprentices spanning from 1st to 4th years and are proud that many… Read More >

Asbestos Management Policy 2017

Introduction For many years, products containing asbestos have been extensively used for a range of applications in a variety of locations. Whilst the use of asbestos is now banned in the UK, asbestos… Read More >

GND Invests In An AED

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GN have invested in an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for our premises. A small sign has been fitted to the exterior of the building to advise we have a defibrillator on the premises.… Read More >