We recently welcomed two new members of the team: Paul Bullivant, our new commercial director, and marketing manager Gavin Knowles.

Paul has over 31 years’ experience in the builders and plumbers merchant industry, and for the last eight years has held commercial and marketing director roles with Jackson Building Centres and Plumbase.

He will head the category management, marketing and external sales teams and work closely with the regional management team to link the company’s central function with our merchant branches.

Gavin has taken over from our long-serving marketing and product development manager, Neale Brewster, who recently retired. Gavin joined from XL Joinery, and brings a wealth of digital and traditional marketing experience to the role. 

Commenting on his new role, Paul Bullivant said: “Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is known in the industry as a company that is not afraid to invest and innovate, while maintaining the values you would expect a family-run firm to uphold.  I’m very excited to be working with the directors and branches to further strengthen the Howarth Timber brand.”

Gavin added: “The company has already invested significantly in our digital platforms, creating new websites for the core business and for the Howarth At Home collection and developing a significant social media following. I am joining the business at an exciting time, and I’m keen to work with Paul to consolidate the brand and further develop our digital marketing reach.”