About Howdens

About Howdens

Howdens is the UK’s leading specialist kitchen supplier, selling only through trade customers. Founded in 1995, Howdens has grown from just 14 depots to over 900 across the UK and Europe thanks to the success of our trade-only model.

We only sell to trade professionals who have the expertise to ensure that our products are fitted to the highest possible standard. Our local depots build trusted partnerships with trade professionals, helping them to exceed their customers’ expectations and allowing their businesses and ours 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.

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Our purpose

To help our trade customers achieve exceptional results for their customers and to profit from doing so. When our customers succeed, we succeed, and our stakeholders succeed.

Howdens’ focus on serving our trade customers is at the heart of everything we do. We believe the best way to source and install a kitchen is to work with your local tradesperson, and we are clear that the purpose and future success of our business lies in serving the trade market to the highest standards. Our relationship with our trade customers has three key facets, each supported by our entrepreneurial culture.

Trade service and convenience

Our depots are located where our customers need them. We provide monthly account facilities and product in-stock to get the job done. Products include appliances, joinery, doors, flooring, hardware, and bedrooms. We provide a free design service to help customers and end-users choose and plan their kitchens.

£2.3bn

2023 revenue

(2022: £2.3bn)

£328m

2023 profit before tax

(2022: 406m)

923

Depots

(including 76 international depots)

Howdens-Livery

Our commitment to sustainability

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in the community

Community

Guildford-Employees

Our people

Local Expertise

Local expertise

Supplier to the Royal Estates

Supplier to the Royal estates

business strategy

Our business model and strategy

See further information about our resilient business model and strategy here. Our latest Strategic Report can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Business Model and Strategy

Find out more about our business model and strategy, the markets in which we operate and our strategic approach to protect our unique business model and ensure that the business continues to grow.

Depots

As a familiar sight across towns and cities in the UK and Europe, our depots are always within easy reach, so a trade professional never has far to travel to find their nearest Howdens. Get to know more about how each one operates.

Sustainability

Our sustainable behaviour is at the heart of our business and enables us to reduce some of our risks. We take great pride in ensuring that our business positively impacts the world around us and the people within it.

Products

With around 80 kitchen ranges, our exclusive Lamona appliance brand, and thousands of products across joinery and hardware, learn why our builders have come to trust the range and quality of the products we offer.

People and Careers

The Sunday Times named Howdens as one of the top 25 big companies to work for. Discover why Howdens is a great place to work, how we develop our people and reward them, whilst building a culture with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Financial Results

Download copies of the latest financial results for Howdens both past and present including the associated presentations and Interim Management Statements released between results announcements.

Governance

Howdens is a responsible business which was founded on the tenet that the Company should be worthwhile for all concerned, with a commitment to the people within its reach and the wider world. Here we provide the links to the framework that informs our decisions and outcomes.

Community

We are passionate about supporting the local communities we operate in, which is why our depots and support staff actively seek ways to give something back. Whether it is running half marathons or sponsoring local Scout groups, discover the many ways we help good causes.