SharpLine Decorators Ltd

A Strong Working Relationship

SharpLine Decorators is a family run Painting and Decorating company, that has grown substantially over the past 15 years. Operating from two offices in Mansfield and Coventry. SharpLine are well equipped to carry out work for a wide range of clients both privately and commercially. Diafora have been providing commercial support since early 2020. We asked their Director, Brett McIlvenna, some questions about his experience working with us.

What is your role within SharpLine?

As we are still a Small Medium Enterprise my role as a Director for SharpLine is quite diverse, however my main duties are pricing work for main contractors and private clients, and managing live projects.

Describe the work that SharpLine is involved in?

SharpLine carry out numerous projects on new build and refurbishments to Schools, Universities, medical centres, care homes etc. We are continuously employed at Chesterfield Royal Hospital keeping on top of the decorating throughout the many buildings they occupy. We are vetted and carry out multiple contracts for both Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Police Forces. We also carry out the decorating on new build housing for several house building companies.

How did you find out about Diafora?

I met Philip Holden through grassroots football, as our children played football together.

What work have Diafora undertaken for you?

Diafora first got involved with SharpLine Decorators Ltd as we were having issues with several companies withholding payments from us, and generally not adhering to the correct contract terms and conditions that we had entered. We now employ Diafora on a permanent part time basis, we have all our Pre-let agreements looked over and all contract documents viewed before we sign up to any work. We are then supported commercially throughout the contracted work process with Diafora submitting all applications for payment and final account reviews.

Where would you like to see SharpLine in the next 10 years?

We are now entering the 2nd year into a 5-year plan with our Coventry office. The goal is to increase the turnover in the Midlands slowly until both offices are operating at a similar consistent level of turnover. I would be incredibly happy if both offices were to maintain that level of business in 10 years’ time.

What do you hope that Diafora can bring to SharpLine in the future?

I hope that Diafora can continue to help us in our quest to build stronger relationships with our clients. Together we are trying to eliminate commercial mistakes that lead to misunderstandings between SharpLine Decorators and our Clients.

How has working with Diafora benefitted SharpLine?

Diafora have had a positive effect not only on SharpLine Decorators but also our clients. We no longer have issues with late payments and withheld money and have much better professional relationships with the main contractors whose work we value so highly. The commercial problems that we had in the past are now just a distant memory.

Would you recommend the services of Diafora?

100%. In fact, I have many colleagues in the construction industry who I have passed Diafora’s details too. I highly recommend the team at Diafora.

If you think you can benefit from the services of Diafora, like Brett and his team, then contact us on 0845 689 7001 or email us at
Also, if you think you could benefit from the services of Sharpline Decorators Ltd, you can find their contact information on their website by clicking here.