East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill has appointed Jason Brightman as manager of its Bury St Edmunds store.
Mr Brightman brings 16 years of experience in building supplies, including the last six as manager of a large branch for a national company.
Simon Blaxill, managing director of Kent Blaxill, said: “Jason has made a big impact in a short period of time, which is very promising for the future success of Kent Blaxill’s Bury St Edmunds store.”
Since starting in his new role, Mr Brightman has concentrated on a “back to basics” overhaul of the branch which has a staff of 22.
“I have stripped things back so that everything is in front of the customers for them to see what we have got,” said Mr Brightman. “On the heavyside we have been making sure we have no gaps in our stock. We want to ensure we are a one-stop-shop.
“We have also now relaunched the DecXpress daily delivery service for decorative materials, as well as carried out a lot of work rebuilding the yard so that it is more friendly for customers and easier for our operatives to work in.”
Mr Brightman continued: “There are a lot of good members of staff here and I have been concentrating on making sure that everybody is working closer together as a team.
“We want to be close to our customers and look at the branch through their eyes – and our customer numbers are increasing weekly. In the future I will start to look at what areas we can grow within the branch to take it to the next level.”
Picture caption: Jason Brightman is now manager of Kent Blaxill’s Bury St Edmunds store.