About CLSi

colinAfter some 20 years of experience in painting and decorating (and some campaigning for British Sign Language rights), Colin Singh enrolled in University of Central Lancashire and set an aim to gain a degree in Interior Design. In 2008 he graduated and moved on to set up his own painting and decorating business which is now known as CLSi. However, ‘Colin’ is the name that people use when they recommend his services to family, friends, colleagues and neighbours – word of mouth has been his best marketing tool.

CLSi hopes to expand its services in the future to offer apprenticeships for young deaf people who want to take a career in painting and decorating. Due to various reasons such as poor access to education combined with employers’ attitudes towards deaf people, the unemployment rate in the Deaf Community is 13% compared to the national average of 4%. Being deaf himself, Colin’s passion is in empowering deaf people to realise their full potential. Apprenticeships under CLSi would offer young deaf people an ideal way to gain qualifications by working in a sign language environment where communication barriers do not exist.

Good communication is a priority for CLSi – sign language interpreters are always used with clients who do not use sign language. Please note this is completely free for you and won’t affect decorating costs.