EAST ANGLIA: Darren Bradbury has been appointed as plumbing and heating development manager at building supplies company, Kent Blaxill.

Mr Bradbury, 39, who has extensive experience in plumbing and heating, will initially be responsible for consolidating and developing plumbing and heating sales at the company's Colchester headquarters.

"We have a good sized plumbing and heating department at Colchester but we intend to develop it further to become one of the best plumbing and heating departments in Colchester," he said.

"Later next year we will then be looking to open up plumbing and heating departments in the Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds branches, as well as looking for further opportunities."

"The aim is to make plumbing and heating a core part of the Kent Blaxill business."

Mr Bradbury, who lives in Colchester, has spent his whole career in plumbing and heating, working his way up to become a manager of several branches.