Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing its programme of investment with a number of significant changes at its Malton branch.
The branch, located on the Showfield Industrial Estate, has benefited from a brand new kitchen showroom as part of its concerted push to raise awareness of this element of the business, 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 said: “I’ve joined a strong, experienced team at the Malton branch and we’re all enthusiastic at the prospect of showcasing our new kitchen showroom to the public. The refurbished branch offers all aspects of timber softwoods and hardwoods, doors, windows, flooring, roof trusses, engineered joists, and we even have an onsite cutting facility. These are exciting times for Howarth Timber Malton and I’m delighted to be at the helm.”
Customers at the merchant’s branch in Harrogate, meanwhile, have recently been treated to offers, giveaways and tasty food at the store’s first birthday party. 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 Howarth Timber’s 176-year-old tradition of supplying quality products and services in the Yorkshire area.
The outlet’s birthday extravaganza gave local builders, tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts the chance to pick the brains of experts from Howarth Timber suppliers, including Symphony, Velux, Weismann and Unilin, as well as the “outstanding” in-house service and customer support team that the branch has become known for during its first year.
Unique supplier offers were also available to everyone who attended, and Howarth Timber t-shirts and baseball caps were also given away. Howarth Timber staff also flexed their vocal chords as they took on representatives from their various suppliers and customers in Stray FM’s Team Karaoke Challenge.
“We are very proud of what our Howarth branch has achieved in its first year,” said Howarth Timber’s Marketing and Product Development Manager, Neale Brewster. “Harrogate has been very good to us and we have established great relationships with tradespeople and DIYers alike. This celebration was our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the welcome the area has given us, and a chance to share expertise and explore the many new possibilities that our timber products and building supplies are opening up for the industry.”
Gary Collins, Howarth Timber Harrogate’s Branch Manager.