Meet our team

James Baxter

Finance 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 especially when it has interesting patterns and really transforms the room. 

James Baxter
Managing Director

Nikki Baxter

Finance Director

In 2011 I left York College gaining valuable qualifications in IT and Mathematics. I 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.     


Timothy Durcan

Painting and decorating apprentice

I joined Baxter's Decorating in August 2020 as a painting & decorating apprentice.


After initially studying Art and photography I decided I wanted a more hands-on and practical career. I am currently studying my 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.