McLoughlin Decorating Limited
2nd Floor Nickel House,
94 Silver Street,
K&M McCloughlin Ltd is a decorating company founded in 1988 by Kevin McLoughlin. It still remains a family business with its heart in London.
The company is continually growing due to to its uncompromising commitment to quality and customer satisfaction; it now employs over 160 decorators. This success is down to its employees, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years and some into the third generation of their family. K&M maintain high standards of training and have set an industry benchmark, even building a college to ensure a high quality standard.
Employee satisfaction is key, and it is this company culture which continually delivers customer satisfaction. At K&M, the investment in Apprentices and the continual training of our staff is the glue that holds our people together and contributes to the company’s success.
Winner of the CITB Managing Agency Awards SME Employer of the Year of both the England and Great Britain in November 13 and Lord Mayor Dragon Award winner for CSR programme in October 2013.
Highly commended by the FMB for the 2019 (London) Master Builder Awards for the 'apprentice' category.
Testimonials 5 4 (8 testimonials)
It was very inspiring to hear about the excellent work being done by the K&M school to get those furthest from the job market into work and to hear from the apprentices themselves. Congratulations and looking forward to hearing more good news.
It was such an honour to be invited to your K&M Awards last Friday and it was a very special event. Kate and I met interesting people, felt really included and loved learning more about the history of your apprenticeship training and the academy. It was genuinely heart-warming to meet the apprentices and see them get their awards and we found the presentation about the Institute for Apprenticeships really interesting. There has been so much box ticking around this subject over the years, but you have always stood by your vision and cut through the nonsense. The number of lives you will have influenced for the better is fantastic, and of course it’s not just the apprentices themselves, but the people they are in contact with and the families they may have in the future. The benefit of what you start quietly grows and grows.
I think the highlight was the number of people who received awards – it’s really inclusive and says a lot about your values as a company.
Thank you for inviting me to your awards event this afternoon. It must bring a real sense of pride when you see the winners receive their awards and in particular the role this will play in the young and promising future of these bright stars.
I think what struck me the most was the absolute admiration and respect the entire K&M team have for each other. In all the organisations I’ve worked for or with, I have never witnessed it at such a level. With a team like that, success comes naturally and the culture is very much part of the reason the learners you work with do so well.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and was so glad to see you all at K&M reflect and celebrate your milestones, outstanding work and achievements by your staff and trainees over the years. The stories were so empowering and it was so good to hear from those whose lives K&M have touched over the years.
The Awards highlighted the culture of togetherness amongst the staff and the drive from top to bottom to produce quality. For an SME to have so many staff receiving 30 & 15 yearlong service awards it highlighted the culture and quality of K&M as an organisation. Talent, commitment and loyalty were at the fore front of the K&M awards, highlighting the culture and quality of the organisation.
It's a pleasure to be involved in continuing to support Kevin in his tireless work with apprenticeships and driving K&M forward in an ever changing industry where there is a need to adapt.
Winners of the 'Outstanding Contribution' award for London 2019 at the Master Builder Awards.
Judges' comments: "Two people from the same company are the joint winners. You cannot separate them. It would be so unfair. They have set up a training school in their business and over the last few years have put 627 mostly young people through pre-employment training at their own cost. This is amazing and truly outstanding. Taking young people from Probation, Prison, rehab, Crisis Centres and literally off the street. What they are doing with no outside funding is remarkable. The winners make the perfect team."
Commercial: Arsenal FC Academy
Completed decorations to a new build training centre for Arsenal FC Academy. Comprised of 5-aside football pitches, classrooms, showers and training facilities.
Residential: Fountain House
Fountain House is a residential block of apartments, in Park Street in the Mayfair area of London.
All communal areas finished to top end specification with high end wall coverings used in the main lobby. Service elevators and service staircase walls were covered in sophisticated finishes that are also completely washable and exceptionally hard wearing.
Hotel refurbishment: The Savoy
We undertook internal and external refurbishment of the 5* Savoy Hotel, one of the most ambitious hotel restorations in British history. Over a three year period we refurbished almost 270 guestrooms as well as all the associated communal areas. The rooms were decorated in either a traditional style with painted paneled walls, or an Art Deco style, using bespoke heavy duty wall coverings. The corridor and staircase areas were decorated using special metallic paper finishes.