Kent Blaxill appoints new chairman

Published:  11 February, 2011

CAMBRIDGE: Phillip George has been appointed the new non-executive chairman of independent East Anglian builders’ merchant Kent Blaxill.

Mr George, 59, who was previously a managing partner at Birkett Long solicitors, succeeds Simon Fanshawe and will be Kent Blaxill’s second non-family chairman.

Kent Blaxill, which employs 219 people at its nine building, decorating and glass centres around the region, last year had sales of £27.5m.

Managing director Simon Blaxill said: “Phillip, with his extensive business experience and commercial legal skills, is the ideal person to take Kent Blaxill forward in the next decade. We were looking for someone who could provide a balance between family and business interests.”

Mr George is currently also a non-executive director of Essex Cares, and holds senior positions in a number of charitable and sporting organisations.

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