Holders of the Royal Warrant Kent Brushes, who are one of the world's oldest and finest brush manufacturers, have commissioned a brand new 'Kent Lady' statue in celebration of their past, present and future employees since the brand's birth in 1777.
Erected in front of Kent's factory in Apsley, the new landmark - constructed by award-winning designer, sculpture and landscape artist, John Everiss (who won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show) - features a lady brushing her hair in honour of Kent's iconic products, which include the professional range KentSalon.
Having constructed their first landmark in Apsley in 1901 - a 200ft chimney with Kent Brushes in large letters fixed down the side, which could be seen by those travelling through on the train to London or Birmingham - the new sculpture is a welcome addition for Kent, who have been without a distinctive landmark since building their 'new' factory over 30 years ago. Firmly repositioning their identity in the local area, the stunning sculpture serves as a marker of Kent's success - celebrating their long history, incredible team and reputation as the worlds finest brush manufacturers for over 230 years.
Alan Cosby, Managing Director and Chairman of Kent Brushes, spoke of the new landmark,
I am absolutely delighted with this stunning sculpture. The comments coming over the local social network have been fantastic, and I am very proud and excited that our Lady has been so well accepted and admired. I hope she brings some art and discussion into our busy village, whilst waiting for the traffic lights to change! We will be placing a laser engraved plaque on the site explaining the construction and credit to John Everiss, but primarily the Kent Lady has been commissioned as a memorable landmark in recognition of our talented past, present, and future employees; dating from our foundation in 1777.
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