New Stamford Mayor John Dawson has cut the ribbon to open a decorative store in the town for independent East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill (May19th). 


The company's 11th branch is located on the easily accessible Stamford Trade Park, where it is based on the template developed for other highly successful new KB branches at Fakenham and Huntingdon. 


The Mayor told KB staff, customers and suppliers at the opening: “We are very pleased to welcome a high quality business to the town. You are arriving here at the right time because Stamford is a growth town.”


The 2,400 sq ft, three-person branch will be managed by Suzanne Digby, who has worked at the KB Colchester and Braintree branches.


Simon Blaxill, KB managing director, said: “It has taken us 178 years to travel the 100 miles to open a branch in Stamford, so you might think we take our time, but we like to do things properly. We like to find the right locations in the right towns and we like to get the products right, with an emphasis on quality and service. But the most important thing is that you enjoy the KB experience.


“We are very excited about being here.”


The branch will stock the full Kent Blaxill range of trade and designer paints along with colour selection areas, and will provide same-day deliveries.


James Park, KB decorative manager, said: “Close to the A1 corridor, the area has massive potential for us, with the branch able to service Peterborough as well as Stamford.”