W & G

Company history

Watson & Gabb began as a joint venture between business partners Pete Watson and Matt Gabb. We started off small, but have grown into one of the leading specialist coatings businesses in the UK.

Pete Watson

Pete Watson


Before its launch, Pete Watson worked for multiple spraying companies in Wiltshire. These included Smallbone of Devizes and Mark Wilkinson Furniture and Canburg, where he was a time served cabinet finisher for 20 years. He then set?up his own business in Devizes – Pete Watson finishing.

Matt Gabb

Matt Gabb

Managing Director

Matt Gabb began work as an apprentice cabinet maker – also for Mark Wilkinson Furniture – before becoming self employed and working in London for 6 years. It was after that he decided to move his work back to Wiltshire and moved into a workshop space for his cabinet making business – a unit that happened to be next door to Pete.

Jack Fisher

Jack Fisher

Sales & Account Manager

Joining the business more recently, Jack holds experience working in both small and large corperate businesses. His experience in sales and account management were a necessary addition to the existing skill sets at Watson & Gabb to enable the level of customer service that they wish to offer.

Joining forces

From there, the two set up a business which combined both their skills, in what is now Watson & Gabb, a specialised spray coating & finishing service.

Company philosophy

With credible backgrounds in luxury furniture production, Pete Watson, Matthew Gabb and the team understand the processes involved and how they need to flow.

A gap in the market

Watson & Gabb discovered a gap in the market when realising reliable & skilled furniture finishers were in very short supply in the UK. It was from there we decided that we would set out to produce high quality coatings and delvelop their own range of luxury finishes that can be rare and unique or simple and traditional.

Reliable & resourceful

We take time to understand your requirements which ensures an easy and trouble free transaction. Our reputation for going above and beyond delivers us repeat business with companies who have come to rely on us as a loyal part of their production chain.

Dynamic skill sets

We believe in making full use of our teams? dynamic skill set and offer all new employees an intensive training scheme. This enables us to transfer skills & knowledge so set our standards high. We?re always pushing boundaries and looking for new ideas and innovative techniques to make our coatings and finishes one of a kind and of the finest quality.

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