• “Having worked with Phillips Decorators over the past 5 years, they are one of our preferred supply chain partners. Thank you to Phillips Decorators for their commitment to us over the years; we are happy to recommend them to other companies for their decoration works.”

    Kevin Sage - Special Works Director Morgan Sindall plc
  • "Phillips Decorators has been our preferred decorating company since the company was formed almost six years ago, and I have also worked with them at my previous employer for a further three years. At Interiors UK, we don’t feel the need to change that as Ian understands our need and provides us with an excellent service. The whole team provide good friendly service at a competitive price and a high standard."

    Brian Dixon INTERIORS UK
  • ''We have been associated with Phillips Decorators Ltd almost exclusively for the past 12 years involving them in all of our major and jobbing projects. Armed with good quality Decorators and using only the best products we know that our Clients will be delighted with the finished product.

    We look forward to working with Ian and his team on future projects.''

    R A Rowe. Director. Rowe Building Services Ltd.
  • "Orostream International have been utilising the services of Phillips Decorators Ltd for a number of  years now on a number of varied projects, we have always been completely satisfied with the overall standard of workmanship, attention to detail and their ability to meet deadlines."

    Sean Daniels Osi Contracts
  • "Oaklands Catholic School has been using Phillips Decorators over a number of years for a variety of projects across our large site.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Phillips Decorators to anyone seeking a friendly, reliable and professional decorating service.  The standard of work is extremely high, always completed on time and competitively priced.  I look forward to working with Phillips Decorators again in the future."

    Jill McCall Director of Finance & Business Oaklands Catholic School
  • "Interiors UK have worked with Phillips Decorators for the last nine years and in this period they have always provided us with a professional and reliable service. Our sites are located all over the UK and can be carried out in demanding timescales. Philips Decorators have always risen to the challenge and provided a quality job on time. I would not hesitate in recommending Phillips Decorators.”

    Antony Broadbent Interiors UK Limited
  • Phillips Decorators recently worked with us to help deliver the fast track refurbishment of the Eldon Building at University of Portsmouth 2 weeks early to a delighted Client. They did what they said they would whilst working around other trades that were inevitably in their work area and still delivered their works on or ahead of programme and within budget”.

    Tim Elliott Special Works Manager Morgan Sindall
  • "Working with Ian Rabbetts and his team is always a successful experience. Ian is quick to quote and always offers a good competitive price for projects. His team is professional, tidy and polite which makes for a good job all round."

    Sean Daniel Orostream International
  • "We have employed Phillips Decorators from 2004 on a regular basis for a large percentage of our decorating works. We operate in the fit out sector requiring a quality end product in often very demanding circumstances. Phillips Decorators Ltd are very much part of our team and provide a high level of service and quality on every project."

    Antony Broadbent Interiors UK Limited

Meet the team


Darren Phillips: Managing Director


Darren has been involved in the painting and decorating business for over 30 years. He started as an apprentice in his father’s painting and decorating company, then moving on to start his own Painting & Decorating business. Phillips Decorators was formed in 1992. Mainly decorating pubs and night clubs across the country.
With Darren as Director and using his knowledge and contacts gained over the years he has grown this company with the help from his loyal team to be the business it is today.
The company has moved with the times and has a wide knowledge of various decorating projects from pubs and hotels to office, shops and schools.
Darren enjoys keeping fit at his local gym and has taken part in several marathons, plays golf most weekends and has recently climbed Kilimanjaro and will be trekking through the Grand Cannon in February 2014 raising money for Help A Capital Child, a charity for children under the age of 14 with Cancer.


Ian Rabbetts: General Manager

  Phillips Decorators general manager, Ian has been with the company for 17years, running the business, carrying out all of the estimating, invoicing, controlling existing contractors and employing new ones when needed. He has also been sorting out the materials for the contracts across the country to enable our decorators to carry out their works to programme. Ian started with collecting and delivering paint and materials to the various sites across the country. Then, working on site for two years, he built up a good working relationship with our decorators and clients. Ian soon progressed with the guidance at the time of the existing general manager Paul Gregory and the Director Darren Phillips, to estimating for projects that he was able to make site visits to and later learnt how to read and understand drawings and price on rates from Bill pages. Ian has been running the company for the past 12 years.


Katie Knipe: Office Manager  

Kate joined Phillips Decorators back in 2008 as secretary and has gained experience over the past 5 years and now holds the position as Office Manager.
Providing a wealth of experience having worked previously in accounts and customer care, you will always find Kate to be cheer full and willing to help where ever possible.
Kate looks after the day to day running of the office which include the accounts and pay roll as well as managing the subcontractors and clients queries.


 Abby Phillips: Marketing Agent

Abby is our newest recruit here at Phillips Decorators. She started with us in July 2013, after a year travelling Australia and Asia. Before her travels she worked in sales, marketing and customer service. Abby has brought these skills with her to help Phillips Decorators gain new clients and also keep the current clients updated through her monthly newsletters and up to date website. She also brings her extensive administration and office skills in order to assist Kate with the ever growing administration duties within this busy office.