Celebrating 20 Years of Business

20th anniversary feature

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in the coatings industry recently and we’re very much looking forward to the next 20 years in the business!

its all thanks to our hard working staff and loyal clients!

It was back on the 14th of October 1997 that D&D Coatings was incorporated and we began our journey. The past 20 years has seen our company grow from strength to strength year after year. Its not all been plain sailing however and we have had to deal with some fairly difficult challenges in this time. That said, we relish a good challenge here at D&D Coatings, they only make us stronger and better prepared for the next hurdle on the track.

D&D Coatings was originally founded by Paul Drinkwater and Walter Dean, hence the ‘D’ and ‘D’ in the name. They had worked together on previous projects and realised they worked well as a team. Fast forward ten years to 2007 and Walter Dean decided to ‘hang up his brush’, and retire. He handed over full control of the business to Paul Drinkwater who became managing director, a role he has occupied since.

historic vehicle graphics 1990s
One of our original vehicles circa 2008.

We were originally based in Warrington before relocating the short distance down the M6 to our current head quarters at Winsford in Cheshire. Since the move to larger premises we have steadily expanded our business operations and taken on more painting technicians, managers, a health and safety executive and digital marketer.

Today, D&D Coatings deliver a vast array of specialist services including cladding coating, roof coating, fixing encapsulation, cut edge corrosion, metal gutter lining and fixtures restoration to name a few. Our work is carried out to the highest possible standards with an aim to delivering the utmost customer experience and satisfaction.

ford custom 270 l1 tdi 125 ltd edition panel van
One of our vehicles in 2017.

We continue to fully embrace progress with pioneering technology, working closely with paint manufacturers to develop new systems. Our partners, including Giromax Technology, Akzo Nobel and others, produce the very best of solutions available which enable us to meet our customers needs, on every project, every time.

May we wish a very warm thank you to all of our customers, staff members and partners — here’s to the next 20 years!

Key moments over the last 20 years include :


October 14th – Incorporated as D&D Industrial Coatings Ltd.

D&D Coatings first logo design 1997

Above, our very first logo design.


May – Sarah Drinkwater joins as company secretary.


April – Walter Dean retires and leaves the company handing over full control to Paul Drinkwater.

D&D Coatings logo rebrand 2004

May – Logo rebrand design (above).

November – Jayne Johnson joins as office manager.


January – Awarded ‘Safecontractor’ approved status.


April – Launched our first website 2000 years old.


D&D Coatings logo rebrand 2007

March – Logo rebrand design (above).

brochure design 2007

May – New brochures designed and distributed.


D&D Coatings Logo

March – Logo rebrand design (above).

April – Craig Willmore joins as Health & Safety Executive.

new website launched 2014

July – New website launched (above).


April – Andy Titherington joins as Contracts Manager.