Dacrylate appointed with The Royal Warrant

Dacrylate Paints Ltd.

About us

About Us

  • Our Mission
  • Our History
  • The Royal Warrant
  • Meet the Team
  • Our Credentials

Our mission is to provide innovative, high quality engineered coating solutions, and a responsive and value-added service, so that our customers know they will get exactly the product they need, when they need it.

We use durable acrylic resins to produce high quality internal and external water-based finishes. Although we have seen changes in the way decorative gloss paints are produced, we insist on using only the highest quality raw materials, incorporating the latest resin technology.

To complement our product range and meet the demands of our customers, we have introduced a full range of high performance industrial coatings to meet the requirements for OEM and manufacturing industries. Dacrylate has become a recognised major supplier of coatings for the UK's highways infrastructure and to original manufacturers, contractors and local authorities.

Following the Second World War, CH Morton and his family formed a small paint company in Nottinghamshire called Morton Paints. The company quickly grew and in 1958 changed its name to Dacrylate Paints Limited. Dacrylate remains family owned and run, and still upholds all the traditions and values of its founder, combined with progressive technologies to compete in the 21st Century.

Throughout the company's history we have recognised the need for high-quality durable decorative paints. We harnessed and developed new acrylic resin technology, introduced from America and Europe, which was to revolutionise the way decorative paints, varnishes and finishes would be made in the future.

Nearly 30 years ago Dacrylate Paints Ltd was awarded the Royal Warrant for Manufacturers of Paints Varnishes and Emulsions. This remains our proudest achievement, coupled with our ability to create bespoke coating solutions for our increasing customer base.

Dacrylate Royal WarrantDacrylate Paints Ltd were granted the Royal Warrant in 1986 as manufacturers of paints, varnishes, and emulsions. The Warrant is the Royal seal of approval to individuals and businesses that have supplied goods and services to the HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, or HRH The Prince of Wales, for a period of 5 or more years.

Since the first recorded Royal Appointments, over 900 years ago, Warrants have been highly prized as badges of excellence in service and quality, with only around 850 companies and individuals, across the full cross-section of trade, craft and industry, carrying this distinction today.

The Warrant empowers us, the holder, in accordance with the Lord Chamberlain's rules, to display the Royal Arms on our stationery, website and other permitted corporate materials and marketing communications.

Managing Director, Sharon Harte, commented on our achievement: "The Royal Warrant is a prestigious mark of recognition for the quality of our products and the standard of our service, and everyone at our company regards it with enormous pride."

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Sharon Harte

Managing Director

Mark Townsend


David Eames

Technical Consultant

Maxime Austin

PA to Directors

Dianna Rowland

Head of Marketing, Sustainability & Communications

Steve Broomhead

Head of Operations

Adam Evans

Technical Business Manager

Chris Pallister

Technical Business Manager

Paul Wragg

Technical Business Manager

Phil Cposon

Technical Sales Advisor

Steve Brown

Warehouse Manager

Shaun Betteridge

Production Manager

Marc Welton

Inventory Manager - Finished Goods

Monty Patel

Development Chemist

Michael Ward

Quality Control

Beverley Del Gaudio

Customer Services

Petronella Nkomo

Customer Services

Colm Cullen

Customer Services




Products certified by the BBAThe British Board of Agrément is one of the UK’s leading notified bodies that provide approval, certification and test services of products and systems supplying the construction industry. It is committed to helping businesses and organisations supply the construction industry with products and systems of the highest quality. The BBA approval is recognised by Building Control, Government Departments, Architects, Local Authorities, Specifiers and industry insurers like the National House Building Council (NHBC). To achieve excellent and provide reassurance throughout the industry, our products are rigorously tested, inspected and certified by the BBA.

BSI ISO 9001

Dacrylate ISO 9001 CertifiedDacrylate is certified ISO 9001, the world's most widely recognised Quality Management System (QMS) which belongs to the ISO 9000 family of quality management system standards. By using this framework we continually monitor and manage quality across all of our operations, and outlines the ways we achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service.

British Coatings Federation

Dacrylate member of BCFDacrylate is a member of the British Coatings Federation the sole UK trade association representing the interests of the industrial, decorative, powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers. Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on the products produced in this sector every day, and the UK is a net exporter of coatings and inks. By being members we support the BCF activities in industry priorities, best practice standards, legislative developments, lobbying UK and international authorities, and promoting benefits of the use of coatings.

Dacrylate members of business in the communityBusiness in the Community

Business in the Community is the Prince's Responsible Business Network. As a member, we work together with Business in the Community and other members to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future.


Sole coating manufacturing of HEA-HEMSAThe HEA - the Highway Electrical Association, and Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association - is a new organisation with a big history (nearly 65 years). Formed by the amalgamation of ASLEC and HEMSA in 2011, it represents over 120 members throughout the manufacturing and contracting sectors of the highway industry. This makes it one of the largest and most influential body in the sector, and Dacrylate are the sole coating manufacturer member of HEA-HEMSA.


Dacrylate member of ILPThe Institution of Lighting Professionals is the UK and Ireland's largest and most influential professional lighting association, dedicated solely to excellence in lighting. The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) is the UK and Ireland's largest and most influential professional lighting association, dedicated solely to excellence in lighting with a 2,000 strong membership. In setting and establishing standards for good practice, the Institution seeks to ensure that its members attain and develop the professional knowledge, education and skills to meet necessary competencies. Working on exterior and interior projects and in public spaces and in workplace, leisure, retail and residential applications, members of the Institution deliver excellence in light and lighting, a quality which is recognised by both private and public sectors.


Dacrylate is part of one of the most exciting opportunities in the UK for different industry sectors to work together for the common good, to create a circular economy for leftover paint and put an end to landfilling of paint.

Prompt Payment Code

The Prompt Payment Code (PPC) sets standards for payment practices and best practice and is administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. This means that Dacrylate pays suppliers on time, gives clear guidance to suppliers and encourages good practice throughout the supply chain.

Members of the Prompt Payment Code

Dacrylate is a member SedexSedex - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

Dacrylate is a member of Sedex. Sedex is the home to one of the world's largest collaborative platform for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily. The platform is used by more than 38,000 members in over 150 countries to manage performance around labour rights, health and safety, the environment and business ethics. Sedex is not a standard setting body and doesn't approve or certify our policies and standards. Instead, being a member of Sedex is a sign of Dacrylate's willingness to share information and to utilise this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.

Member of Royal Society of ChemistryRoyal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the UK's professional body for chemical scientists with over 50,000 members. It supports and represents members and brings together chemical scientists from all over the world, promoting the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science. Being part of the RSC aids in the staff development of our technical, research and developments departments and helps Dacrylate drive innovation in the coating industry, it also ensures constant engagement is raising and maintaining standards.


BBA     BCF     ISO 9001     Royal Society of Chemisty     HEA HEMSA     IPL     Business in the Community     PaintCare     Made in Britain     SEDEX - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange