It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of our former Managing Director, Ian Henderson over the weekend. Those of you who dealt with Ian directly will appreciate how wonderful he was at his job. Those of you who worked with him closely will appreciate he had an incredible character and sense of humour.

He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.


Walsall College have launched Bell Group’s 6th painting and decorating academy in the UK, with the aim to enhance its existing courses, as well as giving construction students the hands-on experience to succeed in the industry. 


This week we opened our fifth decorating academy in the UK at Lincoln College. Aimed at creating a centre of excellence, it will enhance existing courses and give students the hands-on experience they need to succeed in the industry.

Employability skills will be taught hand-in-hand with the latest professional techniques to the students of Lincoln and Newark Colleges. We will also be offering work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities.

Bell Group CEO Craig Bell said: