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November date for our unmissable Trade Day

The UK's best new trade day is returning in style in 2016 and more than 70 of the UK's leading suppliers are already on board. The Howarth Timber and Building Supplies Trade Day was a roaring success in 2015, when we celebrated our 175th anniversary with a dazzling exhibition at Leeds United's Elland Road Conference Centre, and the event is back for a second year on Thursday November 24th. ...

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Harrogate branch celebrates year of success

Customers at our Harrogate branch will be treated to offers, giveaways and tasty food at the store's blockbusting first birthday party on Wednesday 3rd August. The branch boasts its own dedicated mill facilities and storage yard and has enjoyed a successful first year since opening its doors in August 2015, upholding our 176-year-old tradition of supplying quality products and services in the Yor...

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Trio of branches throw support behind Poppy Ball

We’re proud to announce that our Thorne, Doncaster and Scunthorpe branches are sponsoring a Royal British Legion Poppy Ball in November. The ball, which is being hosted by the Royal British Legion’s Epworth branch, is taking place in the Vulcan Hangar at Robin Hood Airport, under the wings of the Vulcan Bomber – a plane used in the Falklands conflict.   It promises to be a...

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Fresh faces and new look for Malton Branch

We are continuing our programme of investment with a number of significant changes at our Malton branch. The branch, located on the Showfield Industrial Estate, has benefited from a brand new kitchen showroom, as well as the appointment of a new branch manager, Roy Davidson and assistant branch manager, Andrew Goodwin. Roy brings with him a wealth of experience in the merchant sector, and has am...

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Rochdale apprentice completes fasting challenge

An apprentice from our Rochdale branch has put his money where his mouth is by taking part in a sponsored fast to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Dylan Remnant has fasted during the hours of daylight for the past month to raise funds for a charity close to his heart, and admits it’s been a physical and mental challenge. Dylan, who works as a plumbing and heating apprentice at our Rochd...

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Kitchen specialist spearheads sector push

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Ratinder Sandhu as our new kitchen category manager. Having spent 30 years as a kitchen specialist at Arnold Laver, Ratinder brings a deep knowledge of the market to her new role and is spearheading a concerted push to raise awareness of the strength of our kitchen offering. As well as overseeing our kitchen showrooms and working with ...

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Becky blog: A record-breaking performance

Our sponsored athlete, world champion diver Becky Gallantree, has just got back from a record-breaking display at the European Championships in London. Here, in her latest blog for us, she gives us a fascinating insight into how she had to bounce back from earlier disappointment during the event to put in one of her greatest ever performances. After watching my teammates set Great Britain on cou...

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Expanding our presence in Doncaster

We have strengthened our presence in Doncaster with the acquisition of Maltings Timber Merchants. Supplying a large range of timber products from sustainable sources, Maltings Timber Merchants has been serving Doncaster for more than 30 years, building a strong reputation for quality and customer service. The outlet becomes our 30th branch and will be led by Chris Noble, who joins us having amas...

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Two huge charity events announced

Our ongoing support of Caudwell Children continues apace in 2016 with the announcement of two significant challenges being undertaken by our staff. First up is the challenge to conquer the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon. Taking place in September, this challenge will see more than 50 Howarth Timber staff, suppliers and customers don their walking boots and raise valuable funds for the charity, wh...

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A Brazilian adventure

One of our sponsored athletes, Rebecca Gallantree, recently qualified a 3m synchronised diving quota spot for Team GB at this summer’s Olympic Games with a stunning performance at the World Cup. The event - hosted in Rio as a test event for this summer’s showpiece event – gave Rebecca a fantastic insight into what life might be like in Brazil in just five months’ time. In...

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