We are pleased to report that 2019 saw further progress for Howdens. Sales increased by 4.8% compared to 2018, with an improvement in gross margin to 62.3%, from 61.7% in 2018.
Our sales growth, improvement in gross margin and focus on operating costs resulted in profit before tax increasing to £260.7m, from £238.5m in the prior year.
Louise Fowler has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Read the Half year report which was issued on 25 July 2019 and listen to the audiocast
Our logo’s and a selection of depot and product imagery can be downloaded using the links below.
In 2019 our staff have made a real difference to people across the UK by making donations and supporting the local communities in which we work.
Throughout the business we offer a range of nationally recognised qualifications, supporting people to grow and develop. In 2019 the total number of employees in the business has grown to just over 10,000 and includes 480 apprentices.