Supporting Brave Cancer Survivor with Surprise Kitchen Transformation

When we received a call from the Spennymoor based Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust to transform the home of an inspirational woman from Newton Aycliffe, we were humbled to be given the opportunity and offered our services without hesitation.

Dee Donoghue is a 38 year old mother who recently battled Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. After a long battle including Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and a stem cell transplant we were delighted to hear that Dee is now in remission and completely defying the odds. We are now excited to document how we were able to play a part in giving Dee her dream kitchen.

For this project we teamed up with the Spennymoor based Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, who we are always delighted to help. Dee had mentioned to the charity’s founder Mark Solan that her kitchen could do with a revamp. We heard about this and were more than happy to step in. The results turned out amazing and this new kitchen was just the treat that Dee deserved after such a difficult few years.

Mark Solan has become well known around the North East for his amazing work and his organisation were even nominated for a Pride of Britain Award back in 2017.

S Nicholson and Sons regularly work in partnership with the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, by transforming living spaces for people around County Durham who’ve lives have been affected by Cancer.

It really moves us to witness the difference that we can make by working on these projects. We have seen first-hand how much of a boost it can be for people when they receive a transformation such as this.

If you wish to follow the inspirational work of the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust you learn more by visiting their website

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Proud To Attend The Parliamentary Review Gala 2019

Earlier this year S Nicholson and Sons were delighted to be selected to appear in the Parliamentary Review. The Parliamentary Review is a publication that includes political commentary from leading journalists, along with discussion on business best practice from leaders across different sectors, with the aim of raising professional standards in different industries across the UK. Each year the release of The Parliamentary Review is marked with a reception at the Palace of Westminster for all the best practice representatives who participate in the publication.

We were honoured to be the only business outside of London to be invited, in recognition of the bespoke work we offer. This work includes decorating services completed with standout quality of the very highest level. Our main client base compromises of people looking for the type of artistry rarely found anywhere else. Ever since we were first selected, we had been looking forward to attending the highly anticipated annual review of the year in Westminster, London.

This review of the year, otherwise known as the Parliamentary Review Gala, is held every year and attended by influential leaders in the world of business, sports, politics and a huge range of other fields. Last year’s gala attendees included England Rugby Union Coach Eddie Jones, Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Co-Chair of the review Lord Blunkett. Attending this event in the historical Palace of Westminster was an absolute honour and a real landmark in the journey of S Nicholson and Sons.

Our Managing Director, Stephen Nicholson was invited to speak in front of the many attendees about our business. Stephen spent time explaining our main values and the trials and tribulations of growing an ambitious business!

Once again, we would like to say how much of an honour it was to be included in the Parliamentary Review and to attend this prestigious once in a lifetime event.

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Being Selected to Appear in The Parliamentary Review

Here at S. Nicholson & Sons we pride ourselves on the work we have been doing for over 40 years and are proud to have received many awards including the Crown Painter & Decorator for three years running!

But we are very excited to share the news that we have been selected to appear in the Parliamentary Review, a very prestigious accolade.

The Parliamentary Review is a publication which aims to raise standards through showcasing best practice to the UK’s leading officials, featuring businesses from all over the country.

This year only 14 businesses in Britain were chosen and we were one of the lucky ones to be selected! To top it off, we were also the only business to be chosen outside of London which is a huge achievement!

We have been chosen due to the bespoke work we do, offering niche decorating to our clients and matching their every specification. Plus, we also take pride in using sustainable         lime-based products.

As a result of being asked to appear in the Parliamentary Review, we will be going down to Westminster to discuss our business, talking about the services we offer, our team and of course how we use sustainable materials.

We are so proud to have received this accolade and it really does show that hard work and excellent standards really pay off.

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