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Kent Blaxill opens in Market Harborough


Essex-based builders merchant Kent Blaxill has expanded its reach even further with the opening of a branch in Market Harborough in Northamptonshre.

It is the 14th store to be operated by the company which was founded more than 175 years ago.

The 2,900 sq ft branch, which will be managed by Scott Templeman, is located at Unit B1, Welland Business Park, Market Harborough, LE16 7PS. It is a speciaist decorative merchant branch.

It was officially opened by Stuart Yates, president of the Painting and Decorating Association.

Simon Blaxill, Kent Blaxill managing director, said: “We have until now described ourselves as an East Anglian company but this branch is taking us into the Midlands. It is really important to us to get right the family firm ethos with good service, and we are really looking forward to building a strong relationship with Market Harborough.”

The branch is stocked with an extensive range of paints and related products, with a strong focus on designer paints such as Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and Paint Library, Zoffany, Sandersons and Earthborn, as well as regular trade brands such as Dulux, Crown and Armstead.  

James Park, KB decorative manager, said: “It stretches our boundaries and will also enable us to service some of the bigger contractors working in Leicester, Kettering and Corby.”

Kent Blaxill will also be opening a branch in Kings Lynn in April.


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Fiona Russell-Horne
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