Meet the Team

Robert, Managing Director

Starting out as a one-man band in 1999, Robert has been at the helm since the very beginning. What was once a few paint pots over the handlebars of a bicycle is now a well established firm with over twenty staff and a superb office and storage facility in Grange-over-Sands. Robert is still heavily involved with the day to day running of the business and more often than not will be out and about looking at perspective jobs, or making sure everything is going to plan onsite. He’s incredibly grateful for the support of his wonderful team and is excited for the future of Different Strokes.

May, Director

Joining Robert as his business partner in 2002, May continues to look after the businesses finances and ensures that side of the business is just so. It’s always been important to Different Strokes that an efficient and accurate job is carried out, and this extends to the behind the scenes operations too. On a daily basis, May process our invoices and spends a lot of time working with suppliers to ensure we can always get the best possible prices for your materials.

Simon, Surveyor & Supervisor

Practically part of the furniture, Simon knows everything there is to know about Different Strokes! After many years on the tools himself, Simon put down his paintbrush to assist Robert with the surveying of our perspective jobs and ensuring that those jobs in progress are being carried out to our exacting standards. Simon spends his time working with new customers, preparing your quotes, and visiting our sites.


Judith Wray

I can certainly recommend this company 100%. Extremely pleasant to deal with and very professional .Vicki arrived at 7.30am on the dot every morning and worked hard all day...
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Mrs Faulkner

Having never used a professional decorating company before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I have to say that I could not have been more impressed with Different...
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Rob and his whole team were professional, helpful and friendly from start to finish. Danny and Paul decorated our entire house and we couldn’t be more pleased – they...
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We would highly recommend Different Strokes for any of your decorating needs. Robert and his team go above and beyond in delivering a professional service with a top quality...
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Debbie Smith

Different Strokes have just transformed the hall and stairway of our B&B. The walls were very badly cracked and I thought would need completely replastering, but they spent a...
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Glen Rothay

We have used Different Strokes several times and will continue to do so because they do a great job! Very quick to give a detailed quote and the decorators...
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Highly recommend different strok, very friendly and professional. Customer service is an excellent, cant ask for more. The whole process from strat to finish is reall good. Every step...
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Kerry Harvey-Piper

Fantastic job of painting the whole exterior of our house, which is in an exposed position on the fell. There were a lot of cracks to clean and fill...
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We offer free, no obligation quotes to all of our customers. Contact us today with the details of your enquiry and one of our office team will be in touch to discuss your needs and arrange a survey.

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