max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

East Anglia: Kent Blaxill opens new Huntingdon branch

13:00 10 May 2014

The opening of the new Kent Blaxill store in Huntingdon. From  left, Simon Blaxill, managing director, David Jacobs, branch manager, Bill Hensley, the Mayor of Huntingdon,) and Scott Spence, the store

The opening of the new Kent Blaxill store in Huntingdon. From left, Simon Blaxill, managing director, David Jacobs, branch manager, Bill Hensley, the Mayor of Huntingdon,) and Scott Spence, the store's (first customer.


Regional builders’ merchant chain Kent Blaxil has expanded with the opening of a new store in Hungtingdon, bringing its branch network to nine.


Kent Blaxill is based in Colchester and also has branches in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree, Sudbury, Melton, Kirby Cross and Norwich.

The new branch, which has a staff of three, will serve an area from Huntingdon and Cambridge to St Ives and south Peterborough.

Ron McConnachie, commercial director, said: “With a lot of growth planned around Huntingdon, it is an ideal place for Kent Blaxill to open a new branch and fits perfectly with our expansion plans.”

Simon Blaxill, managing director, added: “We are very pleased to be opening in Huntingdon – the town has very much a family air about it and we have been a family firm for 175 years.

“I understand that we have been made to feel very welcome here. We genuinely believe we have a lot to offer to our core market, the professional decorators, but we are also very pleased to welcome DIY enthusiasts. As well as having knowledgeable staff we are backed up by our suppliers, which enables us to be very responsive to customer problems.”

The new 3,147 sq ft store is located at Unit 1 on the, Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate, off St Margarets Way, Huntingdon, about three minutes away from the A1/A14.



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Alistair Ponder, Leanne Castle and Alex Till of Menta receive their trophy from Declan Curry at the National Enterprise Network annual awards.

Bury St Edmunds-based enterprise agency Menta has won an Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year accolade at the National Enterprise Network’s annual awards.

An artist's impression of the new Hampton by Hilton hotel to be built and Stansted Airport,alongside the existing Enterprise House office complex, right.

A new £45million hotel is to be built close to the main terminal at Stansted Airport, bringing the number of hotels on the airport site to five and creating around 60 new jobs.

Frank Brumby, eastern region chairman of R3.

“Zombie” businesses are on the march in the East of England, according to a survey by insolvency trade body R3.

Royal Bank of Scotland has passed the latest Bank of England stress test, but missed fulfilling one of the capital guidance criteria.
Photo: David Cheskin/PA Wire

All seven of the UK’s largest lenders have passed the Bank of England’s latest “stress test”.

Max Chmyshuk, founder and managing partner at Fleximize.

More than £25million-worth of credit applications by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in eastern England are being rejected by banks every month, according to alternative lender Fleximize, which is based Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the East Anglian Daily Times e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24