Kent Blaxill Annual Conference names Supplier of the Year


January saw 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 of the conference was ‘The customer – how can you enhance your customer’s experience to ensure he chooses you as his preferred supplier.’


Presentations were made by directors of the company and managers, highlighting opportunities and issues for all to discuss and debate. The motivational speaker, John Risner, gave a powerful and participative presentation on ‘being in the room’ to ensure each person is maximising their attention, not just for customers but for colleagues and your own personal opportunity.

Presentations were made to 4 award winners: Sam Pitcher, Kent Blaxill branch manager at Fakenham who won the Branch of the Year award. Andy Tanner won Builders’ Merchant Salesman and Colin Baxter won the Decorative Salesman award.

Trade professional painting and decorating accessories supplier, Rodo Limited, won the Supplier of the Year award for their initiatives and product promotions which helped Kent Blaxill increase sales of ProDec products within stores. Jeremy Ireland-Jones, National Sales Manager for ProDec, received the award from Kent Blaxill Managing Director Simon Blaxill.

Gary Bent, Marketing Controller of Rodo/ProDec said, “During the time we have worked with Kent Blaxill, we have introduced a number of best-selling ProDec products including the Ice Fusion roller, Titan Frame and Super Cling polythene dust sheet roll, all of which have proven to be a hit with Kent Blaxill’s customers.”

Simon Blaxill continued, “Kent Blaxill now has 15 sites and we hope 2019 will see us continue to grow, add more decorating products to our range and maintain our reputation as one of the leading decorator’s merchants in the East of England.”






Photo Credit/Owned by:           Kent Blaxill/Kent Blaxill


Photo shows:   Left to right:     Simon Blaxill - MD, Kent Blaxill 


Carrie Earl – Product Manager, Kent Blaxill    


Jeremy Ireland-Jones – National Field Sales Manager, Rodo Ltd                


James Park - Decorative Sales & Operations Director, Kent Blaxill




NOTES TO EDITORS: Decorating and building supplies merchant, Kent Blaxill has branches in Ipswich, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Braintree, Woodbridge, Huntingdon, Fakenham, Stamford, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Kings Lynn. Colchester base serves a 50-mile radius. For further details please contact: Leigh HemmingsHhH - Mob 07875060062