New appointments strengthen Howarth Timber’s Lincolnshire operations

9 February 2016

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies continues to invest in staff, with its latest appointments strengthening the company’s presence in the Lincolnshire region.

The company has hired two members of staff as its Scunthorpe branch, as well as established a new regional manager role.

The latter role has been taken on by John Brandon, a 24-year veteran with the company. Brandon 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 is said to bring valuable expertise and local knowledge to the team, as well as 15 years’ experience in the building industry.

Danks 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 Danks 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 specialism in timber, he will be focused on expanding Howarth’s customer base and supporting Danks to ensure all staff are equipped with the expertise to provide customers with a first rate experience.

“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,” Brandon said.

“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.”