Independent builders merchant Kent Blaxill has appointed a new manager for the Bury St Edmunds branch.
Patrick Spurgeon has had extensive experience as a manager in the Suffolk buildings supplies trade, after starting his career as a cabinet maker.
The high point of his career came following the fire that devastated Windsor Castle when he was given the responsibility of building a new altar rail for the Queen’s private chapel.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Patrick to the Kent Blaxill family,” said Ron McConnachie, Kent Blaxill commercial director.
“Patrick is just what we need at our Bury branch. He is very much a people person and extremely focused on customer service. He has some keen ideas for the branch to enhance our offer and strengthen our position in Bury.”
Spurgeon said: “The job brings some new challenges for me and I will be looking to develop the business and to take the depot forward. There are a number of areas of the business I will be looking to build upon. In particular we are going to refurbish the glass area with a new display area and relaunch the DecXpress delivery van, so we can offer a more flexible service to our decorating customers.”
The Kent Blaxill Bury St Edmunds branch has 20 members of staff.