Janine Scarff

About Janine Scarff

I joined Kent Blaxill in 2013 as a Business Development Manager on the decorative side of the business. My previous experience was in plumbing, so learning about the paint industry was a big change, but really interesting. My manager was very supportive and I was given lots of training and opportunities to learn.

Whilst in this position I completed an ILM qualification and the company’s ‘rising stars’ programme where I helped train other team members in sales and margin. I was given great support and learnt a lot throughout.

I was also lucky enough to represent Kent Blaxill at the ‘BMF Master Merchant Competition’ in the lake district. This involved meeting lots of other teams from merchants all over the country and competing in activities like kayaking and climbing.  It was a fantastic experience that I will always treasure.

In 2020 I moved from sales to my current role as Product Manager.  After almost 20 years’ experience in sales, purchasing felt like a natural progression.  I really enjoy working within the head office team and with the wider decorative network. I love my job and all the various parts that keep me busy!  Most of all I love the people, branch teams, head office and suppliers, it’s the people that really make it for me!

I continue to receive training and support and feel really valued and respected by my colleagues and the management team. KB’s is a lovely place to work, you are treated as a person, not just a number!