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Founded in 1995, Howdens has grown from just 14 depots to more than 700 across the UK and Europe thanks to the success of their trade-only model.

Only selling to trade who have the expertise to ensure that their products are fitted to the highest possible standard, their local depots build trusted partnerships with trade professionals, helping them to exceed their customers’

expectations and allowing their businesses and Howdens to profit from doing so.

What underpins this model is a powerful combination of locally empowered depot management and a dedicated supply chain that can deliver an in-stock product framework that is both efficient and cost-effective.

Howdens’ purpose is to help trade customers achieve exceptional results for their customers and to profit from doing so.

Howdens was founded on the principle that the business should be worthwhile for all concerned – customers, prospective customers, homeowners, tenants, local communities, their suppliers, their investors, their staff and their families. This founding principle has shaped their business model and strategic decisions for more than 20 years, and it continues to be at
the heart of what they do.

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