Meet our team

James Baxter

Managing Director 

In 2010 I began as an apprentice painter and decorator completing my Level 3 City and Guilds qualification alongside working for a professional firm. During this time I won an award for: "The Apprentice of the year" from York College.


Since then I have worked on 100s of different projects, subcontracting to other firms, ranging from small domestic painting to large scale industrial projects. Through this I have gained over 10 years valuable experience and expert knowledge. 

In 2019 I began my own company to better serve my clients. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new clients, discussing their needs and making their visions come true. Available for painting and decorating jobs throughout North Yorkshire.

My favourite part of the job is hanging wallpaper and ensuring that the client is happy with the finish

Nikki Baxter

Finance Director

In 2011 Nikki left York College gaining valuable qualifications in IT and Mathematics. She also won the award for "Most improved Student of the year" In 2014 I graduated from the University of York with BSc in Mathematics. Recently I attained a First Class pass in Level 2 Book keeping & Accounts. Currently, I am working towards my Level 3 AAT with aspirations to become a fully chartered accountant.


I am the face of IT and accounting for the business. I organise the projects for the company and offer a "Before&After" photo shopping service to help clients design and choose their colours before any work is completed.     

Katie Wilkie

Customer service & Admin Assistant

Katie joined Baxter's Decorating in July 2020. She comes from a background in retail and customer service, winning awards for her commitment to customer serivce.


Here at Baxter's decorating Katie will be the person who you can ask questions and will help you with any enquires. While Katie loves working with the public she will also be doing some of the behind the scences work. Katie lives in York with her two children and has a real passion for learning new skills so has really enjoyed the new challenges this job has to offer.

Timothy Durcan

Painting and decorating apprentice

Timothy joined Baxter's Decorating in August 2020 as our apprentice.


After initially studying Art and photography he decided he wanted a more practical career. He is currently studying his Level 2 Painting and decorating apprenticeship at York college.

Timothy's favourite part if the job is learning new skills and being proud of the finish, especially when a client is really happy.


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