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Stephen Cochrane, managing director of Malaga painting business AJ Cochrane & Sons, has been named Business Professional of the Year for the second year running in the 2013 Dulux Accredited Painter of the Year Awards.

The award, which Cochrane also won in 2012, acknowledges him as an industry leader and as a highly respected member of the Dulux Accredited Painters Program.

AJ Cochrane & Sons has been serving West Australians since 1933. They specialize in both commercial and residential works. The family business now boasts the involvement of third and fourth generation members who are responsible for the day to day operations of the business.

A panel of judges comprising senior managers from the Dulux paints business awarded Cochrane as winner of the category, acknowledging the high standard of his entry.

Judging criteria was focused upon the Dulux Accredited Charter of Values, and recognizes painting businesses that best represented a consistent commitment to quality workmanship and a professional approach to customer service.

Dulux Accredited Program Manager, Colleen Jeffery-Court, said this year’s entries once again showcased the high standards, professionalism and dedication of the Programs’ members in their pursuit to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction to their clients.

“The judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of Stephen’s entry. The Cochrane family business culture is based upon five pillars being honesty, reliability, quality, service delivery and a willingness to embrace a service culture, and this was clearly evident throughout their entry submission. AJ Cochrane & Sons is an excellent representative of the trade painting industry and they continue to showcase the Dulux Accredited brand by setting industry benchmarks with their superior workmanship and personalized services,” Jeffery-Court said.