Simon Blaxill

Simon Blaxill

Managing Director, Kent Blaxill Group

Biography

Simon is a Director of Kent Blaxill Properties Ltd., and also Chairs the We Are Colchester group and is Chair of the Our Colchester Business Improvement District.

Kent Blaxill Group Ltd

Formerly Managing Director of Kent Blaxill Group Ltd, a family owned building supplies company, founded in 1838 as an ‘oil and colour merchant.’

The first shop was in opened in front of Colchester Castle in the time of Victorian cobbled streets. The business outgrew its various town centre locations and moved its headquarters and operations to 7-acre site 2 miles south of Colchester.

Kent Blaxill now has 16 stores from Norwich to Milton Keynes and from Chelmsford to Stamford. The company has a niche strength in the supply of quality trade and consumer paints and is opening 3 new branches a year.

Seven generations of Kent and Blaxill families have managed the business since its formation 181 years ago.