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 region. The store is set to benefit from major investment and is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, including a refit of the interior, a new flooring display, and an increased tool offering.

The addition of Kevin Danks as branch manager has brought valuable expertise and local knowledge to the team, as well as 15 years’ experience in the building industry.

Kevin specialises in building products, draining and civil products, and he arrived at Howarth after expressing a strong interest in being part of the development of an independent business in his hometown of Scunthorpe.

Karl Wilmore, who has worked closely with Kevin in the past, has also joined the team at Scunthorpe as an external sales executive. With over 13 years’ experience in the industry and a proven specialism in timber, Karl will be focused on expanding Howarth’s customer base and supporting Kevin to ensure all staff are equipped with the expertise to provide customers with a first rate experience.

John Brandon said: “This is an exciting time for Howarth Timber’s Scunthorpe branch, and for the company as a whole as we strive to be the best timber and builders’ merchant in the UK.

“The addition of two experienced professionals has given our entire staff a boost and, with the branch refurbishment soon to take place, we are looking forward to giving our customers a better service and trading experience than ever before.”