The 14th annual Which? awards announces its winners today. It recognises the brands that went above and beyond for consumers in a challenging year. The impact of COVID-19 is reflected in this year's awards, from the first ever virtual ceremony, to the new Supermarket of the Year award to recognise the particular challenge supermarkets faced during lockdown.

Splash of Colour, a smaller painter and decorator family business based in Glasgow is this year's Trusted Trader of the year. It beat a competitive shortlist, including last year's winners Furlonger Tree Services, due to its commitment to consumers and the community. Its consistently excellent customer feedback and involvement in community projects and charities has also previously won it the Trader of the Month award in December 2018 and January 2020.

Raj Kakar-Clayton, Managing Director of Which? Trusted Traders, said: 'The Which? Awards are here to help people make better choices by shining a light on those businesses that are putting consumers first. This has been especially pertinent this year given the significant impact COVID-19 has had on consumers. Splash of Colour always goes above and beyond for their customers at every opportunity, and the consistent consumer feedback about their outstanding customer service and work ethic demonstrates why this trader is such a worthy winner.'

Shaun McKy said: 'We joined Which? Trusted Traders back in June 2017 and haven’t looked back. I quickly realised how we could market ourselves and show the value of the endorsement. We now have premises in the south of Glasgow and are continuing to grow. But I could never have imagined winning Which? Trusted Trader of the Year, being mentioned in the House of Commons and congratulated by the First Minister of Scotland!

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