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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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CROWDS FLOCK TO HOWARTH TRADE DAY

More than 1,000 visitors and 60 leading brands helped us celebrate our 175th anniversary as a spectacular trade day took place at Elland Road in Leeds. The event marked the climax of our year-long celebrations, which have been taking place at the roadshows that have visited our 29 branches around the country, and a huge crowd turned out to see more than 50 leading brands showcase their latest pro...

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Commemorative luncheon brings veterans together

We recently paid tribute to war veterans and ex-servicemen at a commemorative luncheon as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain coincided with our landmark 175 celebrations. The Doncaster 231 mess of The Fellowship of Services were our honoured guests at the Masonic Hall in Thorne, where more than 50 attendees enjoyed a three-course meal and an afternoon of entertainment. The members of ...

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Trade Day Bonanza edges closer

We are celebrating our 175th anniversary in style on Friday 13th November by hosting a spectacular Trade Day Bonanza at the Elland Road Conference Centre in Leeds. The 175 Trade Day Bonanza marks the culmination of our 175 Roadshows, which have visited all 29 of our branches over the past six months. The day will see amazing offers from more than 50 leading brands, including Quick-Step, ...

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HOWARTH HITS HAT-TRICK AT MERCHANT AWARDS

The awards recognition just keeps on coming after we were shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence. The year-long campaign to celebrate our 175th anniversary has been recognised in the Marketing Initiative of the Year category, while our Corby branch is in the running for Showroom of the Year. Rounding off the trio of nominations ...

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PRESTIGIOUS YORKSHIRE AWARD RECOGNITION

We are delighted to have been recognised by the Yorkshire Awards with a Business Enterprise Award. Since forming in 1840 in Leeds as Hudson & Co, we have expanded from a one-man company to an employer of more than 1,000 people. In the last two years, through organic growth, our turnover has grown by over 25% - from £126m to £159m - and we have a capital investment program which wi...

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TRAINING COMMITMENT RECOGNISED BY BMF

Our commitment to developing our staff has once again been recognised by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) after winning its Training Company of the Year award for a second consecutive year. The award was collected by a number of our staff at the annual Members Day Awards Dinner, which celebrated a broad spectrum of training and career development achievements. The BMF Training Company of ...

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HOWARTH TIMBER EMPLOYEES COMPLETE BEN NEVIS CHALLENGE

Employees from Howarth Timber have recently completed the Ben Nevis Challenge, raising over £11,000 for its partner charity Caudwell Children. Forty five members of staff, friends, family members and suppliers were involved in the gruelling challenge. The group completed the challenge in an average of seven hours, tackling some very rough terrain in the process. Howarth Timber has an ...

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