Our Team

Hare and Humphreys employ a large team of professional staff, decorators, conservators and artists.


Our three directors Peter, Paul and David are all active within the business, all have a passion for decoration and working with our clients. 

Paul Humphreys FRSA (Chairman): With over 40 years experience in the industry, Paul has led the restoration and redecoration of many of Britain’s finest palaces, churches and stately homes. His unique and extensive knowledge of the materials, techniques and history of decorating is valued by private clients and interior design teams alike. Within the company his great depth of experience provides the stability and distinction of a respected company chairman. Paul regularly demonstrates to students and societies on historic colours and traditional paints. Contact Paul on 020 7833 8806 or on info@hare-humphreys.co.uk

Peter Hare (Managing Director): With over 30 years experience in the decorating industry, Peter provides dynamic private client design and development, and has unrivalled experience in project control of specialist finishes and budget forecasting. He has lead the redecoration of the grandest palaces, museums and private residences in the UK and overseas, combining design expertise with strong commercial direction. As MD Peter continues to direct major projects, also overseeing company development. He regularly speaks at company events, colleges and societies with an inspirational passion for arts and crafts in the industry. Contact Peter on 020 7833 8806 or on info@hare-humphreys.co.uk

David Doherty (Accounts Director): David joined Hare & Humphreys in 2001 and has an unrivalled knowledge of financial aspects of the specialist building industries. He is known for his attention to detail and full control of matters large and small. Now a board director, he advises on future financial planning and forecasting and oversees all general accounting aspects of the company. Contact David with regard to anything relating to invoices, cost control and other related financial matters on 020 7833 8806 or on info@hare-humphreys.co.uk


Project Management

Stuart Humphreys (Estimator and Project Manager): After studying building surveying, Stuart joined the company in 2008. He specialises in the estimating and financial control, surveying and project resourcing of many of our most prominent projects. He is SMSTS qualified. Stuart works daily visiting our ongoing projects, meeting clients, and assisting with our team co-ordination and programming.Contact Stuart on 020 7833 8806 or on info@hare-humphreys.co.uk

Rosie Shaw, BA (Hons) Grad DipCons(AA) (Architectural Paint Research and Conservation Manager): Rosie trained in fine art and building conservation and also has a background in casework, before joining Hare & Humphreys conservation team in 2010. She manages our conservation projects as well as the architectural paint research team, and has carried out research at many important sites. She has a great passion for conservation issues and education, and leads our internships in conservation. Contact Rosie on 020 7833 8806 or at info@hare-humphreys.co.uk

Office Manager

Our office, legal and administration manager is Bryan Houston LLB(Hons). Bryan oversees all office and administrative duties, general enquiries and occasional legal matters. If you are unsure who to speak with within H&H or have any other general enquiries, please contact Bryan on 020 7833 8806 or on info@hare-humphreys.co.uk

Site Team

We employ a large site-based team of up to seventy skilled decorators, gilders, artists, conservators, signwriters and researchers, together with specialist subcontractors who become part of our team for multi-disciplinary projects.