G B Kent & Sons Ltd have been manufacturing brushes since the eighteenth century and are one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain.
Kent Brushes was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. The Kent family continued to run the company for six generations until 1932 when the last of the three Kent brothers passed away. This is when Mr Eric L.H Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd, entered into an association with G.B Kent & Sons. A new chapter was then opened in Kent's long history, and since that time the company has been under the creative and dynamic direction of the Cosby family.
The company moved from London to their existing factory in Apsley, Hertfordshire in 1984, and remains there to this day. The company continues to retain the craftsmanship and unprecedented quality that is Kent's reputation. Even in today's fast moving, mass-produced assembly, Kent are proud to still be manufacturing many of their original brushes by hand.