Our Team

Paul Weir – Chairman

Having joined the company, his father founded, over 30 years ago Paul started as Office Manager progressing to Finance Director. Subsequently, Paul has led the company firstly as Managing Director from 2006 – 2011 and since 2011 as Company Chairman.

Although specialising in finance, administration, company procedures and corporate organisation Paul has a wide knowledge of all aspects of the industry.


Paul Dickson - Managing Director

Paul is a highly motivated director with 30+ years’ experience within the construction sector on all types of projects including heavy industrial, health, commercial and residential. A time served electrician he has a wide knowledge of the industry coupled with a high level of leadership, communication, organisational and problem solving skills.

Paul passed the Institute of Directors certificate examination in company direction and just recently gained his diploma from the IOD. He is continuing with his studies and is aiming to achieve Chartered Director status.

Paul’s main aim is to direct and control the company’s operations giving strategic guidance and direction to ensure the company achieves its mission and values, Quality, Value, Service and Delivery.


Des Gould - Financial Director

Des is a vastly experienced accountant and has worked in a number of industries across varied sectors including shipping, manufacturing and contracting. He joined William Coates in 2008 and has helped in directing the company through the recent long recession. His open and honest approach has helped develop strong partnerships with clients and suppliers alike.


Adrian Campbell – Director

Adrian has over 19 years of experience within the industry and has managed a wide range of large projects within the public and private sectors.

A significant amount of these projects were design & build and involved bringing projects from concept to completion, whilst taking into account the client’s requirements and budgets. These have included shop fit outs, pharmaceutical, historical / listed buildings, custodial, healthcare, student accommodation and marine. Within these, Adrian also has experience on renewable projects including Biomass and Solar Thermal.


Gary Coleman – Director

Having started his career as an Electrical apprentice, Gary has worked his way through the industry over the past 20 years to his current position of senior electrical contracts manager.

Having been involved in a number of multi million pound projects, Gary has gained extensive experience within the industry. These have included shop fit outs, leisure, custodial, healthcare, office, factories and football stadia.

Gary is responsible for the day to day running of the electrical department within the company, ensuring delivery of all projects to a high standard and within budget.


Ryan Scott - Director

Ryan is a results orientated and highly skilled Health, Safety & Environmental Manager with over 11 years of safety management and advisory experience on large scale prestigious Construction, Mechanical & Electrical and Oil & Gas Projects within the UK, Ireland and Overseas.

Ryan has unmistakable passion, flair and hunger for the positive delivery of all HSQE programmes and initiatives within William Coates. Ryan ensures that Health & Safety is central to everything we do and that a positive safety culture is promoted throughout the business.