Pheonix Decorators Fife

Phoenix Decorating Scotland Continues To Rise

Friday 8 December 2023

Phoenix Decorating Scotland Ltd, based in Markinch, Glenrothes, provides painters and decorators to housebuilders and commercial developers for large building contracts.  

The business, run by Iain Matthew, started in April of this year, after the previous owners of Phoenix Decorating Services retired. 

After many discussions over the years, prior to the buyout, it was agreed that Iain would join the company to see how they did things, but more importantly, to start networking with the clients.

Since April, the business has continued to go strength to strength with existing and new clients. Iain said, “We also set up a new partner company Construction Development Maintenance Solutions Ltd, to provide Joinery Installation work, where we offer house builders the full package of all aspects of joinery, Ames taping and decoration. In June, we approached Allan Water Homes about taking on the joinery package on their Methil development and were successful.  Winning this contract was ahead of schedule as we had planned this to happen in our business plan 2024/2025.”

Iain has been a client of Business Gateway Fife for many years and has received support and guidance from Business Adviser, Shona Morrison.  Shona commented, “Iain was able to book on to one of our finance surgeries to discuss the best way of setting up the business and then we introduced him to DSL Business Finance for further assistance.  He has worked hard to make sure the transfer of the business has been smooth and has been successful in creating a healthy order book. I have every confidence in his ability to excel in the future.”

Iain added, “We have also become one of the main sponsors for Amputee Football Association Scotland where not only was I was a player but am now running the organisation.  Over the years, sport has played a massive part of my life and was lucky enough to represent Scotland and Great Britain Swim Teams at various levels, including Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.  Due to this, I always wanted to give back to sport, especially in Fife, and agreed another sponsorship package to support two athletes on their journey to fulfil their goals. The first part of the sponsorship was to help an Elite member of the British Swim Team who has the potential to reach the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.  The other part of the package will be the start of next year where we will support a swimmer who is on the verge of breaking into the international scene.”


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