The PaintWell Group has brought Kent Blaxill and Promain under one umbrella to become the fastest growing and most loved independent decorating merchant in the UK.
Chairman, Fiona Perrin said “This is an exciting time, with the appointment of our group leadership team including exciting new talent. We are focused on growth, including opening new branches, enhancing our ranges and extending our online offer. This also means great job opportunities and follows support from our investor, Cairngorm Capital.”
She continued, “Keith Reville is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Paintwell, Kent Blaxill and Promain. Keith joins from Rubix, Europe’s leading provider of industrial products and solutions, having built his leadership career at WW, Grainger, Lebara, RS and EE. We are delighted he will now lead our growing business.”
Jig Patel is another exciting new appointment as Chief Financial Officer. Previously a board member of decorating specialist Leyland SDM, Jig’s experience includes industry giants such as Grafton and Balfour Beatty. We’ll benefit hugely from Jig’s painting and decorating knowledge and track record of building great businesses.”
Alongside new names, Kent Blaxill’s James Park is appointed Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for crucial supplier relationships, new branch formats, brands and stock holdings and will represent Promain on the Exec Board.
Dan Peacock is well-known from his leadership role at Paintwell and becomes Chief Sales Officer. With a 47 strong branch network – with many more to come – as the group trades hard. This is while offering customers outstanding service. Dan is also responsible for external and internal sales teams, and will lead the fast-developing e-commerce offering.
Formerly from the Paintwell leadership team, John Ferrington extends his role to Group Operations Director. His responsibilities include Health & Safety, facilities, supply chain and vehicles as well as managing the NBO programme as Paintwell expands further into new customer territories.
Lastly, HR and Operations Director at Kent Blaxill, Allanna Docherty is appointed Chief People Officer. This encompasses everything from recruiting to retaining the best colleagues. This is to further developing our employee value proposition to support the delivery of our growth plans.
Fiona Perrin concluded, “There are great prospects ahead for innovation, growth and career development for our colleagues. We have the best team and structure in place for continued success and growth over the next decade. Our network extends from Cumbria to Kent and we aim to become the most loved independent, decorating merchant in the UK.”