December 2017


On Thursday 14th December Riverside College, in partnership with Bell Group, launched the North West’s only Bell Decorating Academy which will provide a host of exciting opportunities for the college’s painting and decorating students. This is the third in a nationwide roll out of academies.

Taking place in the college’s £3.6 million Engineering and Construction Skills Centre, the painting and decorating department were presented with a plaque to mark the new partnership.


Volunteers from our Inverness branch gave up their time to transform a city school room at Merkinch Primary School in time for Christmas.

The Ocean Room was a little bit tired at Merkinch Primary School, which consists of a pupil roll of 350, and our local team stepped up and offered to help give the room a refresh.


On 5th December, Bell Group in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College, launched the Bell Decorating Academy which will focus on supplementing the painting and decorating skills taught in the college with hands-on experience.

The launch event took place at the College’s Anniesland campus, where the college was presented with a plaque to mark the partnership and Craig Bell, CEO of Bell Group, hosted a presentation and discussion with students.