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WAKEFIELD BRANCH IS SET TO CELEBRATE ITS NEW LOOK

Our Wakefield branch is preparing to relaunch in October, with a full week of special events including competitions and exclusive offers for both the trade and public. While the branch will remain open during refurbishment, it will showcase its new look with an exciting week of celebrations between Monday 22nd October and Sunday 28th October. Visitors to the branch throughout the relaunch will ge...

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WE'RE SET TO TACKLE TWENTY MILE COASTAL WALK FOR CANCER RESEARCH

We're hoping to raise £10,000 for our chosen charity, Cancer Research UK, through our upcoming walk from Scarborough Castle to Whitby Abbey, which is set to take place between Friday 21st September and Sunday 23rd September. Our staff decided on Cancer Research UK as this year's chosen charity, meaning it is the recipient of any fundraising activities we carry out throughout the year. This ...

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HOWARTH TIMBER PROVIDES NEW SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

We recently awarded the first graduates of our new sales development programme, which provides new skills to Graduate Sales Personnel as well as External Sales teams, to further strengthen our recently restructured National Sales function. The programme is accredited by the Institute of Sales Management (ISM) as an Essential Foundations of Sales Management programme, allowing two individuals from...

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HOWARTH TIMBER NAMES THE COVASETTES AS NEXT BIG THING IN LOCAL MUSIC LIVE COMPETITION

We’ve concluded this year’s nationwide Local Music Live competition by naming The Covasettes as our favourite act for 2018. The indie band will now have the opportunity to perform at this year’s prestigious Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS).     We once again sponsored Local Music Live, where singer/songwriters and bands were able to submit their songs to loc...

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DARTFORD BRANCH TO LEND A HELPING HAND TO FREE LOCAL FESTIVAL

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be a sponsor for this year’s Dartford Festival, which is taking place at the town’s Central Park on the 14th and 15th July. The Mayor of Dartford, a customer of our Dartford branch, introduced us to the event last year, and we’re really excited to be able to give back to the local community in the form of this fantastic free fest...

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WE’RE SET TO INSPIRE IN ASHTON WITH NEW HOWARTH AT HOME SHOWROOM

Home improvers in Ashton-under-Lyne will soon have some inspiration on their doorstep thanks to the launch of our new Howarth At Home kitchen and bathroom showroom. Our new showroom will officially open on Saturday 9th June and will be the only combined Howarth At Home kitchen and bathroom showroom in the country. We’ve planned a full day of celebrations to mark the occasion, so as well as...

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW AREA MANAGERS

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our management structure with the addition of four area managers. Responsible for setting a forward-thinking merchanting strategy across the full branch network, the new area managers will engage with individual branches on group-wide initiatives and improvements. Two of the area managers, Gary Ford and Geoff Cosslett, have been with Howarth T...

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A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW APPOINTMENTS

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 ext...

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LOCAL MUSIC LIVE IS BACK, BIGGER AND BETTER

We're once again backing Local Music Live, the UK-wide search to find the next big thing in live music. This year, our award-winning talent search will be even bigger and better, with more time for artists to submit their work, and with our favourite artist set to take centre stage at the prestigious Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAs) in October.   Local artists and bands ca...

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GET STUCK INTO OUR MONTH OF FUNDRAISING BREAKFASTS

After a bumper fundraising year in 2017, we’re running a month-long series of charity breakfast mornings at our branches. Join us in our branches to fill up on bacon butties, meet our suppliers, and have the chance to win exclusive prizes, all with the aim of raising money for our charity partner, Cancer Research UK. Once again, we’re raising money for Cancer Research UK throughout 2...

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