LONDON - With India being one of the key global growth markets for the coatings industry, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has signed an agreement with the Princeton Academy to represent the Coatings Training Institute (CTI) in India. The Princeton Academy has an outstanding reputation working with coatings and other sectors across India, and the CTI is the established distance-learning solution for the coatings industry, now present in over 25 countries.

Late last year, BCF’s CEO Tom Bowtell visited Mumbai, meeting key players in the Indian Paint Association and Paints and Coatings Skill Council, and selected Princeton Academy as the local partners to establish the CTI as one of the key training solutions to support the new Indian Paints and Coatings Skill Council.  

Rinku Arora, Director of the Princeton Academy, said, “We’re delighted to be the local delivery partner for BCF’s Coatings Training Institute program, which will include the provision of local tutors for students. Our website,, is up and running and we’re raring to go.”