In 1997 I started an apprenticeship with a well-known Glasgow family business.
After serving my time I became a tradesman with the same company and then went on to become a chargehand,
however after 12 years I realised that I could go no further within the company and decided to form my own business.
The result of this decision was McAlpine Decor.

At the moment most of our work comes from the recommendations of existing clients but we do have an ongoing advertising program which does generate it’s own work.

For example we have just completed contracts with Arnold Clark Bearsden and the Carlton Bingo as a result of this advertising.
Further detail of previous domestic and commercial work can be made available on request.

I have participated in courses to help with my profession a few of which I have detailed below with a short explanation as to what each one is.


Muraspec offers a training course to help you understand and teaches you techniques on how to hang their specialist wallpapers correctly, you receive advice on key areas such as understanding the walls substrate, use of the right grade of adhesive and advise as to how to keep your wastage to a minimum. Once you have completed to 2-day course you receive a Certificate of Training.


Is a course, which teaches you how to build and safely use scaffolding. Within this course you have to demonstrate that you have sufficient and professional training, knowledge, experience and understanding of all aspects of scaffold erecting and dismantling and all the health and safety training that goes with it, It teaches you how to safely store scaffolding and how to spot hazards. After this course I was issued with a Certificate of Training