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HOWARTH TIMBER TEAM SHINES AT SKILLS EVENT

A team of eight women from across our business recently picked up their tools and took part in the Practical Building Skills Challenge hosted by the Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) and the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF). The team, comprised of Charlotte Hancock, Rebecca Hill, Imogen Howarth, Katie Mamwell, Steph Masterson, Hayley Parker, Melanie Taylor, and Fiona Wainwright competed in...

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GETTING TO KNOW REBECCA GALLANTREE

Rebecca Gallantree is a two-time Olympian and World Champion diver, who is one of our sponsored athletes ahead of the Rio Olympics this summer. In this blog, we get to know a little bit more about our girl! Why did you choose diving? The original reason that I got into diving was because at the age of seven I wanted to do everything and anything that my older sister, Katherine, was doing! My ...

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GETTING TO KNOW HOLLIE ARNOLD

Hollie Arnold is a double World Champion Paralympic javelin thrower and one of Howarth Timber’s sponsored athletes in this Olympic year.  After a decade in the sport, Hollie is aiming to make 2016 her biggest year by qualifying for the Paralympic Games in Rio this summer, and we wanted to find out what makes the talented 21-year-old tick. Here’s what Grimsby-born Hollie had to t...

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HOWARTH GETS ON BOARD WITH CHAMPION DIVER

We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of 2015 Diving World Champion and British Olympic hopeful Rebecca Gallantree. The sponsorship aligns us with one of the most successful female divers in British history as she aims to qualify for the Olympic Games for the third time in her career.  Leeds resident Rebecca has 18 national synchro and individual titles to her name – more ...

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HOWARTH TIMBER EXPERTS DELIVER FIRE SAFETY SEMINAR

We shared our expertise as one of the leading authorities on fire door safety at a recent Fire Safety and Protection seminar hosted by Johnstone’s Trade.  More than 200 delegates heard our experts deliver a comprehensive guide to the latest developments on fire door installation and current building regulations, alongside representatives from the BWF. The event brought together specif...

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BMF joins with WWF for a sustainable future

Press Release via BMF The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is joining with WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network in the UK (GFTN-UK) to promote responsible forest trade throughout the merchant supply chain. The BMF and GFTN-UK will work together to bring about better industry practices and encourage a commitment to sustainability in the merchant sector. GFTN-UK will share its expertise...

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STAFF INVESTMENT CONTINUES

We have strengthened our presence in the Lincolnshire region by making two new appointments at our Scunthorpe branch, as well as implementing a new regional manager. John Brandon, who has been with us for 24 years, has become the new regional manager. John has been set the challenge of making Scunthorpe the first choice timber and builders’ merchant for trade and retail customers in the reg...

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DUO COMPLETE BMF DIPLOMA

Our commitment to training and staff development has continued after two of our managers graduated from a Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Post Graduate Diploma.   Regional manager Jason Rothwell and divisional manager Gary Froggatt not only completed the Independent Merchant Leadership and Strategy course, both passed with commendations and graduated recently at Birmingham City U...

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HOWARTH THROWS ITS SUPPORT BEHIND PARALYMPIC ATHLETE

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of Paralympic javelin thrower Hollie Arnold as she bids to qualify for Rio 2016. The ambitious Paralympian began her athletic career aged 11 and is now a double World Champion and is ranked first in the world for F46 Javelin in 2015.  We have joined Hollie on her Paralympic journey by donating £3,500. This donation will contribute to Hollie...

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REBECCA IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN

Our very own Rebecca Galyer has been highly commended at the Construction Marketing Awards in the Emerging Talent category at the annual gala event. Rebecca, 26, is our online manager and her achievements in our landmark 175th anniversary year, along with her commitment to the firm since joining in March 2011, have led to her being acknowledged as one of the industry’s rising stars. As wel...

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