The main ethic we have as a company is helping one another and working together as a team. Our team of in house tradesmen consists of fully qualified painters and decorators and apprentices. We have approximately 30 fully qualified and quality assessed sub-contract painters and decorators on our books, always on hand to ensure large contract requirements are met.

  • Keith Connolly • Managing Director

    Keith has been in the industry since 1994, and renamed Distinctive Decorating Services UK Ltd in 2004 and is responsible for the overall running of the business, its customers and corporate operations. Main decision maker.

  • John Hooson • Health & Safety Manager

    John is responsible for the health and safety and training of all employees as well as management and implementation of all health and safety policies and procedures, including environmental and operational procedures. He also manages contracts on site and is the client liaison for the majority of our clients.

  • Colleen McGarvey • Commercial Manager

    Colleen is responsible for all the day to day functions of the office and deals with project matters. She will recognise new business opportunities and puts together tenders and quotations by either measuring from drawings or attending site visits. The financial management of projects is a key role in the overall financial success and growth of the business and she succeeds this by looking at risk management and procurement to ascertain certain decisions. Colleen has brought a wealth of commercial awareness and experience having a financial and procurement background she has fully reviewed our cost base that offers both a fair price to the customer and a fair profit to the business.

  • Laura McGarvey • Administrator

    Laura assumes the roles of Office Administration Assistant and Financial Administration Assistant. She is also involved in Health & Safety paperwork such as Risk Assessments. Social Media is a big part of Laura’s role, she is responsible for maintaining DDS UK social media accounts as well as website maintenance.

  • Kevin Newport • Business Development Manager

    Kevin is responsible for creating and maintaining new business relationships. He is involved with the development of projects.

  • Project Leaders

    The Project Leaders are responsible for a project they have been assigned to. They will ensure from day 1 to completion the project has sufficient labour to carry out the work and keep to the programme as well as ensure sufficient materials are on site. They will discuss any variations to the specification and agree these with the client quickly to ensure there are no delays to the Project.