Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Builders’ merchants raise glass to 175th anniversary

06:00 26 February 2013

Three generations (l to r):  Tony Blaxill, Ben Blaxill and Simon Blaxill (managing director)

Three generations (l to r): Tony Blaxill, Ben Blaxill and Simon Blaxill (managing director)

Archant

Directors of Colchester-based building supplies company Kent Blaxill toasted the company’s 175th anniversary when they met for their first board meeting of the year this month.

Three generations of the Blaxill family, all from different branches of the family, still work at the company today.

Simon Blaxill is managing director, Tony Blaxill is a director, and Ben Blaxill has taken on a project to establish central distribution for the company. From the Kent side of the company, Ben Kent and Elizabeth Cash, née Kent, are directors. Simon Blaxill said: “Although over the centuries the company has grown from a small Colchester shop into a multimillion pound business with branches across East Anglia, it still remains a family-run business.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Adnams chairman Jonathan Adnams, left, and head distiller John McCarthy in a field of rye.

Southwold-based brewer and distiller Adnams is adding two new spirits to its range.

Solictor Sophie Grabham on Ben Nevis.

Sophie climbs a mountain for a charity

New Ipswich Audi dealership is taking shape

New Audi dealership at Futura Park takes shape

Alex Pattenden, managing director of Unity Online.

Suffolk digital marketing company Unity Media Eastern has rebranded to become Unity Online, in a move designed to help it to meeting growing demand from the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector.

A MRS grab at the Port of King's Lynn, similar to five which have been purchased by Associated British Ports for use at the Port of Ipswich.

Associated British Ports (ABP)has invested more than £160,000 in five new MRS cargo handling grabs for the Port of Ipswich, to help handle an increase in the trade of dry bulk materials.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24