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PaintWell brings Kent Blaxill and Promain under one new board


A new Executive Board has been established to drive growth for the PaintWell group, bringing together the group’s Kent Blaxill, PaintWell and Promain businesses. The PaintWell Group bought Kent Blaxill in November 2022. Keith Reville is appointed chief executive officer of Paintwell, Kent Blaxill and Promain. He joins from Rubix, …

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PaintWell buys Kent Blaxill

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PaintWell Limited, the North West’s largest independent paint distributor and decorators merchant, has bought Kent Blaxill Group Limited (Kent Blaxill), the independent decorating, glass and builders merchant, based in Colchester. The acquisition of the 184 year old merchant means the enlarged group will have 46 branches stretching from Cumbria to …

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Merchant and supplier Achievers rewarded at BMF Members’ Day Awards

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Builders merchants Lords Builders Merchants, Matthew and Rosemond and Kent Blaxill, as well as suppliers Midland Lead and Marsh Industries, and service member Stirling Warrington were honoured with awards at the Builders Merchants Federation Annual Members’ Day Conference and Awards last week. The 2022 BMF Young Merchant Achievers were: winner …

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Kent Blaxill opens new decorating centre in Sevenoaks

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Kent Blaxill’s new decorating centre in Sevenoaks is now officially open with Cllr Avril Hunter cutting the ribbon on August 22. James Park, managing director, said: “We’ve been searching for a suitable location for some time and the Vestry Road area offers all we wanted for our customers including good …

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Kent Blaxill continues support of Mary’s Meals

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Always keen to support worthy charities, the caring staff at Kent Blaxill builders’ merchants have gathered together a total of 16 backpacks for Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals is an amazing charity that works in a very simple but effective way. It works to provide a daily meal in school, so …

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Kent Blaxill Support City College Norwich

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Kent Blaxill are proud to support City College Norwich with their new Painting and Decorating Courses. Kent Blaxill are supporting Level 1 this year and will continue that support through Levels 2 and 3. The Careers Event invited local schools from a wide radius around Norwich to discover the new …

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Kent Blaxill Annual Conference names Supplier of the Year

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January saw East Anglian builder merchant group Kent Blaxill hold its annual conference in Cambridge, attended by all 16 branch managers, company sales team and head office managers, totalling 54 people. The theme was ‘The customer – how can you enhance your customer’s experience to ensure he chooses you as …

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Kent Blaxill collect food for Colchester Foodbank

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 The generous staff at Kent Blaxill have collected ten boxes of food for the Foodbank this Christmas. The Colchester builders’ merchant has also donated the essential timber supplies to enable the construction of the floor of a new storage shed which was donated by Leeds Building Society Foundation. This timber …

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Andy Whitney celebrates 40 years at Kent Blaxill

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Andy Whitney joined Kent Blaxill in 1978 and is one of a rare breed who have chosen to give his entire working career to a company for which Kent Blaxill is very grateful. Whilst old enough to have started in a ‘brown coat,’ Whitney’s passion has always been sales.  From …

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Building Heroes at Kent Blaxill

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Kent Blaxill are very proud to sponsor the Foundation course at Colchester Institute on behalf of the Building Heroes* Charity.  The team from Kent Blaxill were delighted to attend a celebration earlier this month to mark the 100th learner, which was held at Colchester Institute.  The Building Heroes Charity is …

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